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Ian Ayres

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Affiliated Research Professor

Joint appointment

Deputy Dean and William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School


Ph.D. (Economics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1988 J.D., Yale Law School, 1986


Ian Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is Deputy Dean and the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School and a Professor at Yale’s School of Management. Professor Ayres has been a columnist for Forbes magazine, a commentator on public radio’s Marketplace, and a contributor to the New York Times’ Freakonomics Blog. His research has been featured on PrimeTime Live,…

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Research focus

Antitrust, civil rights, commercial law, contracts, corporations, corporate finance, intellectual property, law and economics, empirical law and economics, property 

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