Since 1979 "Research in Law and Economics" has been presenting original research that explores the extent to which the constraints of law explain economic behavior and the role of economics in forming the law. Leading scholars, including Kenneth Arrow, Kenneth Elzinga, Victor Goldberg, Jack Hirschliefer, Paul Joskow, and Vernon Smith, have chosen "Research in Law and Economics" as the right forum for presenting their research. Now published bi-annually, each issue of "Research in Law and Economics" focuses on a timely and relevant topic. Such topics have included economics of environmental policy, urban property rights, antitrust and evolutionary models in economics and law. This volume focuses on cost-benefit analysis and the law, whereas the next special issue will concentrate on corporate finance
Appointed to the Evans School in 1981, Professor Zerbe teaches environmental ethics, microeconomics, government regulation, law and economics and benefit cost analysis. He has an adjunct appointment with law. Professor Zerbe serves as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies and is also editor of the research journal Research in Law and Economics. He has had appointments at the University of Chicago, the American Bar Foundation, a visiting appointment at Northwestern University and a fellowship to Yale Law School. He was on the executive board of the Western Economic Association and a founding member of the American Law and Economics Association when he also served on the board. He is author of over 100 publications.