Lectures & Events

Upcoming Events

LEAP Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture Series

About the lecture series: Given by leading public intellectuals from across the social sciences, the Cooter-Rubinfeld Lectures honor the contributions of Professors Robert Cooter and Daniel Rubinfeld to UC Berkeley and to law and economics. Professor Cooter began his career as a public finance economist but later turned to law and economics, where his foundational contributions earned him the Presidency of the American Law and Economics Association, the Coase Medal, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Rubinfeld, now emeritus, also began his career in public economics before turning to law and economics. In addition to his many academic contributions, Professor Rubinfeld was chief economist at the Department of Justice antitrust division during the Microsoft case and was President of the American Law and Economics Association.

Upcoming Lectures:


Jason Furman, Harvard: TBD

April 21, 2022



Past Events

LEAP Fellows Conference

April 16, 2021

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Program 2021


Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia: Discounting, the Social Cost of Carbon, and Tools and Policies to Manage Climate Change

March 1, 2021

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Enrico Moretti, UC Berkeley: Inequality from Geography

November 12, 2020



Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley: The Triumph of Injustice

March 5, 2020

Powerpoint for Lecture

Video of Lecture

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Flyer for Emmanuel Saez Talk


LEAP-sponsored Conference:

Text Analysis in Law Conference

February 6-8, 2020

Program 2020

Inaugural Cooter-Rubinfeld Lecture: 

Professor John Donohue, Stanford Law School: The Move to Guns Everywhere

February 6, 2020

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Flyer for John Donohue Talk


Lily Vo, U.S. SEC: Regulating the Shadow Banking Sector
September 19, 2019

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