About the Authors

Glen WeylE. (Eric) Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Yale’s Law School and Economics Department. He was Valedictorian of his undergraduate class at Princeton in 2007 and received his PhD in economics from Princeton a year later. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 2014-2019. He aims, in the spirit of nineteenth century political economy, to interweave insights from a variety of now disjoint fields (such as economics, law, computer science, and philosophy) to propose practical ideas for radically expanding the scope of market exchange. He pursues these ideas both theoretically and practically, writing academic papers, writing for the public, engaging with policymakers and launching commercial ventures.

Eric PosnerEric Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. His books include The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford, 2014); Economic Foundations of International Law (with Alan Sykes) (Harvard, 2013); Contract Law and Theory (Aspen, 2011); The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic (with Adrian Vermeule) (Oxford, 2011); Climate Change Justice (with David Weisbach) (Princeton, 2010); The Perils of Global Legalism (Chicago, 2009); Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty and the Courts (with Adrian Vermeule) (Oxford, 2007); New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (with Matthew Adler) (Harvard, 2006); The Limits of International Law (with Jack Goldsmith) (Oxford, 2005); Law and Social Norms (Harvard, 2000); Chicago Lectures in Law and Economics (editor) (Foundation, 2000); Cost-Benefit Analysis: Legal, Economic, and Philosophical Perspectives (editor, with Matthew Adler) (University of Chicago, 2001). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Law Institute.