About Us

A nonprofit, nonpartisan research center working with a roster of more than fifty academic affiliates and research centers from around the globe.

Our
Work

Our mission is to promote the use of law & economics methodologies to inform public policy debates. We believe that intellectually rigorous, data-driven analysis will lead to efficient policy solutions that promote consumer welfare and global economic growth.

We develop and disseminate academic output to build the intellectual foundation for rigorous, economically-grounded policy. Our primary activity is the organization, management, and networking of our resident staff and affiliated scholars and centers. We also develop research programs, provide high-quality policy analysis, and organize conferences, roundtables, and symposia.

As an independent, privately funded research organization, ICLE does not accept government grants, is not attached to a university, and does not do “contract” research. Our resident scholars and affiliates address the issues they believe to be most pressing in the context of our shared mission. We are supported in our efforts by affiliated institutions, industry partners, and individuals who believe in our mission and in our ability to fulfill it.

 

Our
Roots

ICLE’s work is dedicated to the memory of Armen Alchian and Henry G. Manne.

 

Armen Alchian

Armen Alchian (1914-2013) was a pioneer of new institutional economics and an intellectual forebear of the Law & Economics movement. His intuitive, non-technical (but rigorous and thoughtful) approach to economic questions is the model for ICLE’s work.

Professor Alchian’s focus on the importance of institutions to economic and legal analysis and his unwavering efforts to explain complex, real-world phenomena with the powerful insights provided by property rights theory and the theory of the firm have inspired generations of scholars. Armen Alchian has also been a teacher, mentor and friend to many of those affiliated with ICLE.

Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek is purported to have said of Alchian, “There are two economists who deserve the Nobel prize because their work is important but won’t get it because they didn’t do a lot of work: Ronald Coase and Armen Alchian.”

 

Henry G. Manne

ICLE President & Founder Geoffrey Manne’s father, Henry Manne (1928-2015), was one of the founders of Law & Economics, an honor he shares with Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase and US Court of Appeals judges Richard Posner and Guido Calabresi. Henry was Dean of the George Mason University School of Law and founder (in 1973) of the first academic center devoted to the development of Law & Economics.

Ron Cass, Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law said, “[Henry] has made more of a difference at more margins than virtually any other professor of his generation. [His] accomplishments, however, cannot readily be compassed, and a view of details will not capture how he has changed the course of legal scholarship and teaching, of judicial decision-making, of the law, and of so many lives.”

 

Staff,
Scholars,
Advisors,
Affiliates

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ICLE
Alden Abbott headshot
Alden Abbott
Michael Abramowicz headshot
Michael Abramowicz Oppenheim Professor of Law
The George Washington University Law School
Ian Adams headshot
Ian Adams Executive Director
Pinar Akman headshot
Pinar Akman
Brian Albrecht headshot
Brian Albrecht Chief Economist
Dean Alderucci headshot
Dean Alderucci Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis
Carnegie Mellon University
Eric Alston headshot
Eric Alston Scholar in Residence
University of Colorado Leeds School of Business
Robert Atkinson headshot
Robert Atkinson
Dirk Auer headshot
Dirk Auer Director of Competition Policy
David Balto headshot
David Balto
Mikołaj Barczentewicz headshot
Mikołaj Barczentewicz Senior Scholar
George Robert Barker headshot
George Robert Barker Director, Centre for Law and Economics
Australian National University College of Law
Jonathan Barnett headshot
Jonathan Barnett Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law
USC Gould School of Law
Bernard S. Black headshot
Bernard S. Black Nicholas J. Chabraja Professor
Northwestern University Law School
Babette Boliek headshot
Babette Boliek Professor of Law
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Jarod Bona headshot
Jarod Bona
Samuel Bowman headshot
Samuel Bowman
Hongbin Cai headshot
Hongbin Cai Dean and Chair of Economics, HKU Business School
University of Hong Kong
Terry Calvani headshot
Terry Calvani
Giuseppe Colangelo headshot
Giuseppe Colangelo Jean Monnet Professor of EU Innovation Policy
University of Basilicata
Robert D. Cooter headshot
Robert D. Cooter Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Daniel A. Crane headshot
Daniel A. Crane
Vincenzo Denicolò headshot
Vincenzo Denicolò Professor of Economics
University of Bologna
Kenneth G. Elzinga headshot
Kenneth G. Elzinga Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics
University of Virginia
Richard Epstein headshot
Richard Epstein Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law
NYU School of Law
Tammi Etheridge headshot
Tammi Etheridge Assistant Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law
Keith Fierro headshot
Keith Fierro Law & Economics Program Manager
Luigi A. Franzoni headshot
Luigi A. Franzoni Professor of Public Economics
University of Bologna
Luke M. Froeb headshot
Luke M. Froeb William C. Oehmig Chair in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Vanderbilt University
Eric Fruits headshot
Eric Fruits Senior Scholar
Jonah B. Gelbach headshot
Jonah B. Gelbach Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Shubha Ghosh headshot
Shubha Ghosh
Allen Gibby headshot
Allen Gibby
Daniel Gilman headshot
Daniel Gilman Senior Scholar, Competition Policy
Douglas Ginsburg headshot
Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Andrew T. Guzman headshot
Andrew T. Guzman Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law
USC Gould School of Law
Wesley R. Hartmann headshot
Wesley R. Hartmann The John G. McCoy-Banc One Professor of Marketing
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Jonathan Haskel headshot
Jonathan Haskel
Thomas W. Hazlett headshot
Thomas W. Hazlett H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics
Clemson University
Eric Helland headshot
Eric Helland William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow
Claremont McKenna College
M. Todd Henderson headshot
M. Todd Henderson Michael J. Marks Professor of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Joshua Hendrickson headshot
Joshua Hendrickson Chair of the Department of Economics
University of Mississippi
Steve Horwitz headshot
Steve Horwitz
James L. Huffman headshot
James L. Huffman Emeritus Dean and Professor of Law
Lewis & Clark Law School
Gus Hurwitz headshot
Gus Hurwitz Director of Law & Economics Programs
Keith N. Hylton headshot
Keith N. Hylton William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law
Jeremy Kidd headshot
Jeremy Kidd Professor of Law
Drake University Law School
F. Scott Kieff headshot
F. Scott Kieff Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law
The George Washington University Law School
L. Lynne Kiesling headshot
L. Lynne Kiesling Research Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Edmund W. Kitch headshot
Edmund W. Kitch Mary and Daniel Loughran Professor of Law
University of Virginia Law School
Benjamin Klein headshot
Benjamin Klein Professor Emeritus
UCLA Department of Economics
Peter G. Klein headshot
Peter G. Klein W. W. Caruth Endowed Chair
Hankamer School of Business
Jonathan Klick headshot
Jonathan Klick Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bruce H. Kobayashi headshot
Bruce H. Kobayashi Paige V. and Henry N. Butler Chair in Law and Economics
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Thomas A. Lambert headshot
Thomas A. Lambert Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance
University of Missouri Law School
Ian Lee headshot
Ian Lee
R.J. Lehmann headshot
R.J. Lehmann Editor-in-Chief and Senior Fellow
Ioannis Lianos headshot
Ioannis Lianos
Stan J. Liebowitz headshot
Stan J. Liebowitz Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics
University of Texas at Dallas
Elizabeth Lincicome headshot
Elizabeth Lincicome Media & Communications Manager
Kate Litvak headshot
Kate Litvak Professor of Law
Northwestern School of Law
John E. Lopatka headshot
John E. Lopatka A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law
Penn State Law School
Maria Maciá headshot
Maria Maciá Associate Professor of Law
Notre Dame Law School
Jennifer MacLean headshot
Jennifer MacLean Chief Operating Officer
Akiva Malamet headshot
Akiva Malamet Research Associate
Geoffrey A. Manne headshot
Geoffrey A. Manne President and Founder
Stephen E. Margolis headshot
Stephen E. Margolis Professor of Economics
North Carolina State University
Donald L. Martin headshot
Donald L. Martin Senior Managing Director
Ankura Consulting Group
Frédéric M. Marty headshot
Frédéric M. Marty Senior Research Fellow
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Scott E. Masten headshot
Scott E. Masten Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Ross School of Business University of Michigan
Thomas McCarthy headshot
Thomas McCarthy
Fred McChesney headshot
Fred McChesney
R. Ian McEwin headshot
R. Ian McEwin Visiting Professor
Australian National University
David McGowan headshot
David McGowan Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law
University of San Diego School of Law
Steven Medema headshot
Steven Medema George Family Research Professor
Duke University
Alan J. Meese headshot
Alan J. Meese Ball Professor of Law
William & Mary Law School
Salil K. Mehra headshot
Salil K. Mehra Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government
Temple University Beasley School of Law
George Mocsary headshot
George Mocsary Professor of Law
University of Wyoming College of Law
Julian Morris headshot
Julian Morris Senior Scholar
Andrew P. Morriss headshot
Andrew P. Morriss Professor
Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service
Diana Moss headshot
Diana Moss
Adam Mossoff headshot
Adam Mossoff Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Timothy Muris headshot
Timothy Muris
Kevin Murphy headshot
Kevin Murphy George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Natasha Nayak headshot
Natasha Nayak Associate Director of Competition Law & Policy
Erin A. O'Hara O'Connor headshot
Erin A. O'Hara O'Connor Dean and McKenzie Professor
Florida State University College of Law
David S. Olson headshot
David S. Olson
Kristen Osenga headshot
Kristen Osenga Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of Richmond School of Law
Liya Palagashvili headshot
Liya Palagashvili Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Nicolas Petit headshot
Nicolas Petit
Ivan P.L. Png headshot
Ivan P.L. Png Distinguished Professor, School of Business and Department of Economics
National University of Singapore
Aurelien Portuese headshot
Aurelien Portuese Co-Director, Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Lawrence Powell headshot
Lawrence Powell Executive Director
Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research
George L. Priest headshot
George L. Priest Professor of Law and Economics
Yale Law School
Ryan Radia headshot
Ryan Radia
Lazar Radic headshot
Lazar Radic Senior Scholar, Competition Policy
Eric Bennett Rasmusen headshot
Eric Bennett Rasmusen Dan R. and Catherine M. Dalton Professor
Indiana University
Tony Reed headshot
Tony Reed Associate Director of Operations
Larry Ribstein headshot
Larry Ribstein
Roberta Romano headshot
Roberta Romano Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School
Paul H. Rubin headshot
Paul H. Rubin Emeritus Professor
Emory University
Anastasiia Rusanova headshot
Anastasiia Rusanova
Levi Russell headshot
Levi Russell Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
University of Kansas
Christopher Ryan, Jr. headshot
Christopher Ryan, Jr. Associate Professor of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Chris Sagers headshot
Chris Sagers
Steve Salop headshot
Steve Salop
Thibault Schrepel headshot
Thibault Schrepel Associate Professor of Law
Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute
Joanna Shepherd headshot
Joanna Shepherd Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law
Hal Singer headshot
Hal Singer
Ben Sperry headshot
Ben Sperry Associate Director, Legal Research
Daniel Spulber headshot
Daniel Spulber
Alec Stapp headshot
Alec Stapp
Kristian Stout headshot
Kristian Stout Director of Innovation Policy
Joseph Straus headshot
Joseph Straus Professor of Law
University of Munich
Tom Struble headshot
Tom Struble
Michael E. Sykuta headshot
Michael E. Sykuta Associate Professor, Division of Applied Sciences
University of Missouri
Berin Szoka headshot
Berin Szoka
David Teece headshot
David Teece Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business
Berkley Haas School of Business
Neil Turkewitz headshot
Neil Turkewitz Policy Advisor, Intellectual Property
JW Verret headshot
JW Verret
Seth Weinberger headshot
Seth Weinberger Professor of Politics and Government
University of Puget Sound
Stian Westlake headshot
Stian Westlake
Peter Whelan headshot
Peter Whelan Professor of Law
University of Leeds School of Law
Jonathan Williams headshot
Jonathan Williams Professor of Economics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Charity Williamson headshot
Charity Williamson Program & Events Manager
Joshua Wright headshot
Joshua Wright Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School
Zhaofeng Xue headshot
Zhaofeng Xue Associate Professor of Finance
National School of Development, Peking University
Christopher S. Yoo headshot
Christopher S. Yoo John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science
University of Pennsylvania Law School
John M. Yun headshot
John M. Yun Associate Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Todd J. Zywicki headshot
Todd J. Zywicki Foundation Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University