Eric Talley

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Adjunct Economist
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Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University; J.D. in law, Stanford University


Eric L. Talley is an adjunct economist with the RAND Institute for Civil Justice; he is also a professor of law as well as a codirector of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, and the Economy. His research concentrates on contracts, corporations, and law and strategic behavior. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and Visiting Professor at Georgetown, a Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology, and a John Olin Foundation Fellow and Instructor at Stanford University. He teaches courses in corporate and commercial law, law and economics, quantitative methods in the law, behavioral law and economics, and law and game theory. Talley is conducting research in corporate and securities law and the effect of regulation on small business. He has been instrumental in establishing a research agenda in both these areas.

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