Eric Helland

William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow
Claremont McKenna College

Eric Helland is an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation, in the Institute for Civil Justice, and the William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of over 50 books and articles on topics in law and economics ranging from bounty hunters to judicial elections. His current research focuses on pharmaceutical and patent litigation, securities litigation, auto safety, and medical malpractice. In 2002-2003 he was a visiting fellow at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In 2003-04 he served as a senior economist on President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 2008 he was a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles and in 2011-12 a visiting scholar at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He is a coeditor of the International Review of Law and Economics.

His articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, American Law and Economics Review, Land Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Law and Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Helland holds a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.