Mr Shavell graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control from 1968 to 1970, and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1973. He was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Harvard University from 1974 to 1980 and moved to the faculty of Harvard Law School in 1980. His focal interests are in the economic analysis of the basic subject areas of law—contracts, torts, property, and criminal law—and in the legal process. Shavell is the founder and director of the School’s John M. Olin Center for Law Economics, and Business, a past director of the Law and Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-founder and past president of the American Law and Economics Association. He was a Guggenheim Fellow, is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Medal for research in law and economics. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the treatise, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law, Harvard University Press, 2004.

Programas y seminarios destacados

  • Campus de Alta Capacidad

    Fecha de inicio: 07/07/2024

    Una iniciativa que tiene como objetivo principal desarrollar al máximo el potencial de jóvenes de edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 18 años acreditados como «de alta capacidad».

  • Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Fecha de inicio: 10/06/2024

    El objetivo de este programa es analizar los últimos avances en el campo de la innovación y el emprendimiento desde una perspectiva multisectorial. Dirigido por profesores del MIT.

  • Workshop in International Economics

    Fecha de inicio: 10/06/2024

    Programa dirigido a Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado, profesores universitarios e investigadores españoles para compartir conocimientos en economía internacional

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Fecha de inicio: 22/09/2024

    La Fundación Rafael del Pino junto con al Club de Científicos (Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino) organizan el FS2S: Translating today’s research into tomorrow’s solutions