Law, Economics, and Politics Center

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The Law, Economics, and Politics Center (LEAP) at Berkeley Law brings together faculty and students from Law, Economics, Political Science, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Haas School of Business, and elsewhere on UC Berkeley’s campus. Its goal is to further interdisciplinary scholarship, ideas, and discussion in these areas with a particular emphasis on law, government, and policy.

Upcoming Events


April 21, 2022

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture

Jason Furman, Harvard: TBD

Recent Events

April 16, 2021

LEAP Fellows Conference

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Program 2021


March 1, 2021

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture

Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia:

Discounting, the Social Cost of Carbon, and Tools and Policies to Manage Climate Change

PowerPoint for Lecture

Video of Lecture

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November 12, 2020

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture

Enrico Moretti, UC Berkeley:

Inequality from Geography


March 5, 2020

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture

Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley:
The Triumph of Injustice

Saez – Presentation


February 6-8, 2020

LEAP-sponsored Conference

Text Analysis in Law Conference


February 6, 2020

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture

John Donohue, Stanford:
The Move to Guns Everywhere