Harold Demsetz

Harold Demsetz (1930-2019), a long-time professor at UCLA, was a pioneer in the development and use of microeconomic theory to analyze questions of how property rights and institutional arrangements affect competitive behavior of firms and individuals and market outcomes.  His former colleagues, students, and friends are hosting this conference in his honor and to encourage new research related to Demsetz’s work.


The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020.  Submissions should be sent to demsetzconference@econ.ucla.edu


The conference is organized by the UCLA Economics Department, chaired by Dora Costa, along with the organizing committee, which includes John Asker (UCLA), Harry DeAngelo (University of Southern California), Thomas Hubbard (Northwestern University), Joseph Kalt (Harvard University), Jonathan Karpoff (University of Washington), Kenneth Lehn (University of Pittsburgh), Harold Mulherin (University of Georgia), Sam Peltzman (University of Chicago), Robert Topel (University of Chicago), and Kam-Ming Wan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 29th, 2020

9am-5pm             Conference

6pm                       Remembrance Dinner and Banquet

Accommodation Detail

Details regarding accommodations will be added by Nov 1, 2019. For enquiries prior to that please email demsetzconference@econ.ucla.edu


UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

Address: 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (855) 522-8252


May 29th, 2020