George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

LEC Research Roundtable on Austrian Law & Economics

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies

The goal of this event was to continue to promote research in, and present and discuss works in progress related to,  Austrian Law & Economics and related themes such as spontaneous order and public choice, as well as to promote research informed by Austrian themes.

The articles presented at this Research Roundtable will be published in a forthcoming book edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Peter J. Boettke.

Available article drafts are provided below in order of presentation.



Hayek and Coase v. Posner

Todd Zywicki and Peter Boettke

Reconciling Austrian and Posnerian Legal Theory

Peter Leeson


John Tomasi

Hayek and Law

Todd Henderson

Austrian Law and Economics and the Efficiency of the Common Law

Ed Stringham

Jurisprudence and Austrian Economics

Gerald Postema

Customary Commercial Law, Credibility, Contracting, and Credit in the High Middle Ages

Bruce Benson

Legal Process for Fostering Innovation

Larry Ribstein and Henry Butler

Comparison of Austrian and “Behavioral” Approaches to Contract Law

Marcus Cole

New Paternalism

Mario Rizzo


Todd Zywicki and Shruti Rajagopalan

Corporate Law

Thom Lambert

Civil Procedure

Jeffrey Parker

Land Use Torts in Austrian Economics and Law & Economics

Eric Claeys


Mike DeBow

The Law and Economics of Foreign Intervention and Rule Reform

Christopher Coyne