Anup Malani, PhD

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law/Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

Anup Malani, PhD's Bio

Anup Malani, PhD, is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is also a professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a university fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C., and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He has served as an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and Health Evaluation Sciences program, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and interim director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. He currently serves on the board of the American Law & Economics Association.

Malani’s research interests include law and economics (torts, contracts and welfare evaluation of legal rules), health economics and policy (control of infectious disease, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability, conflicts of interest in medical research, valuing innovation, placebo effects and drug regulation), and corporate law and finance (the role of nonprofit firms and corporate philanthropy). His research has been published in major law, economics and medical journals, including Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Archives of Internal Medicine. He is an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and the Forum for Health Economics & Policy. His writing can also be found in popular media, such as Forbes and the Chicago Tribune.

After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Malani clerked for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He earned a PhD from the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics.

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