Steven M. Shavell

Academic Affiliate

Steven Shavell, an economist with a PhD from MIT, is the Samuel R. Rosenthal Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School and the director of Harvard’s Center for Law, Economics, and Business. He is a leader in the field of economic analysis of law, a recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Medal for contributions to the field, a past president of the American Law and Economics Association, and a past director of the Law and Economics program of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published numerous scholarly articles and four books, including Economic Analysis of Accident Law and Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law.

Shavell has extensive consulting experience in areas including breach of contract, commercial and product liability, punitive damages, class actions, intellectual property, and violations of public law. His work spans multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, insurance, oil, automobiles, and computer hardware and software.

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    • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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