Annual Intellectual Property Lecture Series

Alternatives to Intellectual Property: Prizes, Rewards, Auctions and Beyond

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Michael B. Abramowicz specializes in law and economics, spanning areas including intellectual property, civil procedure, corporate law, administrative law, and insurance law. His research has been published in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and many others. He has also published a book, Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making, with the Yale University Press. Professor Abramowicz graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, where he majored in economics and served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. After spending a year as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board, he attended Yale Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Yale Law Journal and as a co-director of the Landlord-Tenant Clinic. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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