Richard Epstein

Richard A. Epstein is the Inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, The New York University School of Law; the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus, and Senior Lecturer, The University of Chicago Law School. He is a former editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Economics. Among his books, are Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (1985); Simple Rules for a Complex World (1995); The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (20145). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1985, and a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011.

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