The Legacy of Ronald Coase


Ronald Coase is one of the great names in modern economic thought. He was a path-breaker in theorizing about the nature of externalities, transaction costs, and the economics of the firm. This conference explored all the major writings of Ronald Coase.


Conference Readings

Coase, R. H. "The Federal Communications Commission." The Journal of Law & Economics II (October 1959): 1-40. (accessed July 17, 2009).

Coase, Ronald. Essays on Economics and Economists. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Coase, Ronald. The Firm, the Market, and the Law. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Coase, Ronald. “Durability and Monopoly.” Journal of Law and Economics 15, no. 1 (1972): 143-149.

Demsetz, Harold. “The Problem of Social Cost: What Problem? A Critique of the Reasoning of A. C. Pigou and R. H. Coase.” Review of Law and Economics 7, no. 1 (2011): 1-13.