TOTM is very pleased to announce the addition of yet another permanent blogger to our roster. Eric Helland is an economist at Claremont-McKenna College and publishes extensively in law and economics. Among other accomplishments, Eric has served as a Senior Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Eric’s publication record is extensive, and his recent research has focused on class action litigation, the relationship between litigation and regulation, tort reform, medical malpractice, consumer protection, contingency fees, environmental law and economics, corporate law, the impact of Daubert, criminal sanctions and deterrence, and inference in event studies. His work has been published (repeatedly) in the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Supreme Court Economic Review and Public Choice.
Some TOTM readers may be familiar with Eric’s guest-stint at Marginal Revolution, where he blogged about topics ranging from Hayek on gay marriage to toll roads and externalities. We’re very pleased that Eric is joining the TOTM team and looking forward to his posts.