Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law
This talk will provide a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary field of law and economics and then delve more deeply into selected problems in the field. We will discuss the origins of the law and economics movement, the development of its positive and normative strands, the place of empirical and theoretical work in the field, and the field’s relationship to the disciplines of law and economics. Then we will talk more specifically about certain avenues of research in law and economics, including formal models of adjudication.
Sepehr Shahshahani is an Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York. His research applies formal and quantitative methods to the study of law, drawing both on his training as a social scientist and on his legal expertise. Sepehr’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in leading interdisciplinary journals in law and economics. Before embarking on an academic career, Sepehr practiced law at a large law firm in New York.