Anup Malani

  • Lee and Brena Freeman Professor
  • University of Chicago



Professor Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a university scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, a research associate at theNational Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, a senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center at University of Southern California, an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics, and on the board of the University of Chicago Press. Malani has a PhD in economics and a JD, both from University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. Malani conducts research in law and economics and health economics. His law and economics research focuses on models of judicial behavior measuring the welfare impact of laws. His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and insurance, control of infectious diseases, and placebo effects. He is the principal investigator on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, a 12,000 household study of health insurance in Karnataka, India.  Malani’s research has been published in journals from a number of different fields, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Political Economy, the Harvard Law Review, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and Theoretical Population Biology.  Malani teaches courses in commercial law and health law in the Law School and a PhD law and economics course in the Economics Department.  He is also the co-founder of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends teams of University of Chicago and Indian university graduates to work on innovative development projects with government officials in India.