November 12th - 13th, 2010
Co-sponsored by the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School
The wildfire law symposia will provide a first-ever forum for influential law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and methodologies of their field to this important area of law in an unprecedented show of scholarly attention to a important public problem. The goal of the symposium is not only to produce new research on this important topic but also stimulate research after the symposium. The interaction among scholars and literature produced will benefit other issues, including climate change, other natural disasters, and the growing nexus of environmental law and law and economics.
The symposium articles will be published in 2011 as an edited volume (Karen Bradshaw and Dean Lueck, co-editors) “Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives” by Resources for the Future Press.
Authors Include: Richard Epstein, University of Chicago and New York University Thomas Merrill, Columbia University Dean Lueck, University of Arizona Karen Bradshaw, University of Chicago Jonathan Yoder, Washington State University Jeff Bennett, Australian National University George Frisvold, University of Arizona Sarah Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara Terry Anderson, PERC. Jason Johnston, University of Pennsylvania Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania Kirsten Engel, University of Arizona
Participants Include: Carol M. Rose, University of Arizona College of Law Tom Swetnam, University of Arizona Roger A. Sedjo, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University Claire Montgomery, Oregon State University Lee Fennell, University of Chicago Arden Rowell, University of Chicago CC VanKooten, University of British Columbia Henry Smith, Harvard Law Sheila Olmstead, Yale David Dana, Professor of Law NorthwesternFurther information can be found at www.law.uchicago.edu/wildfiresymposium