Aaron Director and the Genesis of Chicago Law and Economics Lunch Talk

Thursday, February 21, 2019

12:00 pm

Room 101, Lou Henry Hoover Building Map

Sponsored by:
Bay Area Consortium for History of Ideas in America (BACHIA), Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford History Department, and the Law and History Workshop

Robert Van Horn

Associate Professor of Economics

University of Rhode Island

Best known as Milton Friedman’s brother-in-law, economist Aaron Director was a critical figure within the conservative intellectual movement and is widely credited with helping launch the field of law and economics.  Despite his impact, Director has been overlooked by most historians.  Drawing on original archival research, economist Robert Van Horn is writing the first biography of Director.  In this talk, he will discuss Director’s collaboration with F.A. Hayek during the 1950s at the University of Chicago and his pivotal role in the genesis of law and economics.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Room 101, Lou Henry Hoover Building Map

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