Research and Policy
The Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law
The Lee and Brenva Freeman Professor of Law
The University of Chicago Law School
Anup Malani, JD’00, PhD’03, conducts research in law and economics and health economics. His law and economics research focuses on models of judicial behavior measuring the welfare impact of laws. His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and insurance, control of infectious diseases, and placebo effects. Malani teaches courses in commercial law and health law in the Law School and a PhD law and economics course in the Economics Department. He is the cofounder of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends teams of University of Chicago and Indian university graduates to work on innovative development projects with government officials in India.
Malani is a university scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, a senior fellow at the Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California, and an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics. He is also the principal investigator on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, a 12,000-household study of health insurance in Karnataka, India.
Malani’s research has been published in journals from a number of different fields, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Political Economy, Harvard Law Review, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Theoretical Population Biology. He has a PhD in economics and a JD, both from the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the US Supreme Court.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.