Alan Miller

Alan Miller

Academic Degrees:

B.A. 1998, University of California, Berkeley.
J.D. 2001, Northwestern University.
M.S. 2006, California Institute of Technology.
Ph.D. 2009, California Institute of Technology.

Phone: 519 661-2111 ext. 81567
Office: LB 29

Alan Miller recently joined Western as an Associate Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics. His primary teaching interests are in corporate law and law and economics; his research has spanned several additional fields, including contract, tort, property, antitrust, patent, and election law. His work has appeared in journals in law, economics, and political science, including the New York University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, Theoretical Economics, and the Journal of Economic Theory. In 2018, he was co-awarded the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship for his work with Michal Gal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor of the interdisciplinary journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Seeking graduate students in the following areas: Law and Economics, Corporate Law.

Research Highlights

Group Identification
  1. Group Identification, 63 GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR 188 (2008).
  2. A Measure of Bizarreness (with Christopher P. Chambers), 5 Quarterly Journal of Political Science 27 (2010).
  3. The Reasonable Person (with Ronen Perry), 87 New York University Law Review 323 (2012).
  4. The Tradeoff of the Commons (with R. Preston McAfee), 96 Journal of Public Economics 349 (2012).
  5. Good Faith Performance (with Ronen Perry), 98 Iowa Law Review 689 (2013).
  6. Inefficiency Measurement (with Christopher P. Chambers), 6 American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 79 (2014).
  7. Community Standards, 148 Journal of Economic Theory 2696 (2013).
  8. Scholarly Influence (with Christopher P. Chambers), 151 Journal of Economic Theory 571 (2014).
  9. Patent Challenge Clauses: A New Antitrust Offense? (with Michal Gal), 102 Iowa Law Review 1477 (2017).
  10. Benchmarking (with Christopher P. Chambers), 13 Theoretical Economics 485 (2018).