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Anup Malani
Anup Malani

Anup Malani, Ph.D., J.D.

Senior Advisor

Anup Malani, Ph.D. is a Senior Advisor with Intensity and an expert in law and economics, health economics, and development economics.  His law and economics research provides influential and salient insights on judicial behavior, measuring the welfare impact of laws, and the legal implications of blockchain.  His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and health care insurance, control of infectious diseases, placebo effects, and conflicts of interest in medicine.   Dr. Malani is nationally recognized for his knowledge in medical innovation, applied econometrics, drug regulation, and healthcare and insurance markets.

Dr. Malani is also a referee in over a dozen top-tier journals, including American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Journal of the American Medical Association, Science, and the RAND Journal of Economics.  He has served as the editor of the Journal of Law & Economics since 2007, and is a prolific author with articles in notable publications, including:

  • Harvard Law Review
  • University of Chicago Law Review
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association
  • Journal of Econometrics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Journal of Law and Economics
  • Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Health Affairs

In addition to his work with Intensity, Dr. Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, and a professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (courtesy appointment.)  He is also the Founder and Faculty Director of the International Innovation Corps, a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Dr. Malani also teaches courses in commercial law, health law, the canons of American legal thought, law and economics, and law and development in the Law School and a Ph.D. course in law and economics in the Economics Department.

Dr. Malani earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a B.S. degree in Finance from Georgetown University.

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