This discipline focuses on the economic analysis of law and use of economic concepts to explain the effects of laws.

James Bessen

James Bessen, an economist and technologist, serves as Executive Director of the Technology & Policy Research Initiative at Boston University. He has also been a successful innovator and CEO of a software company. Bessen studies the major economic impacts of technology on society (see New York Times profile), writing academic papers, magazine articles, and books. His latest book, The […]

Madison Condon

Madison Condon joined Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2020. She teaches Environmental Law, Corporations, and a seminar on climate risk and financial institutions. A focus of her recent research is climate change’s relationship to corporate governance, market risk, and regulation. She is also interested in the use and manipulation of science […]

Wendy J. Gordon

Wendy J. Gordon has taught at Boston University since 1993, having taught at Rutgers, Georgetown, University of Michigan and other schools before arriving here. Her scholarship utilizes economics as well as ethics and analytic philosophy to understand copyright, trademark, and related forms of intellectual property. She is probably best known for her analyses of copyright’s “fair […]

Keith N. Hylton

Keith Hylton, a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Boston University and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, joined the BU Law faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a prolific scholar who is widely recognized for his work across […]

Stephen G. Marks

Stephen Marks has been a distinguished member of the Boston University community for many years. He began his teaching career in 1981 at the University’s School of Management, where he taught courses in banking, finance, investments, corporations, economics and decision making. Since joining the School of Law faculty in 1988, Professor Marks has taught courses […]

Michael J. Meurer

The son of an economics professor, Michael Meurer knew by the time he was 13 that he, too, wanted to teach at the university level. An SB, JD and PhD later, he became an economics professor at Duke University and later a law professor at the University of Buffalo. He came to Boston University School […]

Frederick Tung

Fred Tung is the Howard Zhang Faculty Research Scholar and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. Over the course of his career, he has researched and taught courses in the areas of international business transactions, international economic relations, corporations, and bankruptcy, as well as the governance of financial institutions. Prior to joining […]

David I. Walker

Professor David Walker is the recipient of BU Law’s Michael Melton Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and Boston University’s Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research lies at the intersection of taxation and corporate governance, with a particular focus on executive compensation. Recent projects include “Employer Losses and Deferred Compensation,” published in the Tax […]

Kathryn Zeiler

Professor Kathryn Zeiler joined BU Law’s full-time faculty as Nancy Barton Scholar and professor of law in July 2015. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Zeiler was Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center (2003–2015). She has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, Hebrew University, and Heidelberg University. […]