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 (Hanken School of Economics ).

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 29th, 2020

9am-5pm             Conference

6pm                      Remembrance Dinner and Banquet

Accommodation Detail

The Harold Demsetz Conference has secured a discounted room block at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center.  The room block is for Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Saturday, May 30, 2020 at a rate of $249/night.  If you would like to book a room, please click on the direct link below and it will automatically put in the code for you.

UCLA Luskin Conference Center–Direct Link to Room Booking

Alternatively, you can also call their Reservations Department directly at (855) 588-8252 and refer to Group Attendee Code: 200530DE. The same code  can be used when visiting their website directly at https://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/reserve/

For inquiries about the conference, 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