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George L. Priest

Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship (on leave, spring 2015)
George L. Priest is the Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. An internationally recognized expert, Professor Priest has focused his research over the past two decades on antitrust, the operation of private and public insurance, and the role of the legal system in promoting economic growth. He joined Yale Law School in 1981 and is co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, which facilitates the scholarly work of the Yale law and economics faculty and supports student interest and research in the field. Before coming to Yale, Professor Priest taught law at the University of Chicago, SUNY/Buffalo, and UCLA. His subject areas are antitrust; capitalism; regulated industries; torts; and insurance and public policy.Professor Priest is chairman of the Council of Academic Advisers of the American Enterprise Institute. He holdsa B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Education
J.D., University of Chicago, 1973
B.A., Yale, 1969

Courses Taught
Insurance and Public Policy
Regulation of Industry
Antitrust
Advanced Antitrust: Directed Research
Advanced Torts: Understanding the Asbestos Litigation Phenomenon
Capitalism
Capitalism Film Society