William Landes

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William Landes
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Bornc. 1939 (age 8182)
Nationality United States
Institution University of Chicago Law School
Field Law and economics
School or
Chicago School of Economics
Alma mater Columbia University
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William M. Landes (born c. 1939) is an American economist who has written about the economic analysis of law and an emeritus professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, [1] which cited him for his work in the field. Landes also is the original founder (with Richard Posner and Andrew Rosenfield) of Lexecon, a consulting firm.


Landes received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He taught in the Economics Departments of Stanford University, Columbia University, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and The University of Chicago before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

Landes is also a board member of the Smart Museum of Art, which is located in the University of Chicago's Hyde Park Campus. The Elisabeth & William M. Landes Gallery within the Smart Museum of Art features works created between the 1880s and the late 1950s.

Landes was bitten by a rattlesnake back in 2013, he made a brief recovery following.

Landes is a collector of left-wing and homoerotic art. [2]

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  1. "Landes Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences | University of Chicago Law School".
  2. Conservative Among Left-Wing Artists