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Neil Komesar

Robert Schuman/GGP Fellow



 University of Wisconsin



Research project

Global Governance and Institutional Choice


Biographical note

Neil Komesar is the Miller Professor of Law Emeritus. During his career at the University of Wisconsin, he has been the Doyle-Bascom Professor, the Burrus-Bascom Professor, the Bosshard Professor and held the Miller Chair. He holds B.A., M.A., J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) degrees from the University of Chicago. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, including constitutional theory, tort reform, land use, damages, criminal victimization, public interest law, property rights, landlord-tenant law and class actions. He has developed an approach to the analysis of law and public policy called comparative institutional analysis and has authored two books on the subject, Imperfect Alternatives– Choosing Institutions in Law, Economics, and Public Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1994) and Law’s Limits– The Role of Courts, the Rule of Law and the Supply and Demand of Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2001) .