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Alan O. Sykes
James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law

Biography 

Directs Masters Program in International Economic Law, Business and Policy; Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Stanford Center for International Development

A leading expert on the application of economics to legal problems, Alan O. Sykes has focused his research on international economic relations. His writing and teaching have encompassed international trade, torts, contracts, insurance, antitrust, and economic analysis of law. He has been a member of the executive committee and the board of the American Law and Economics Association, and he currently serves as reporter for the American Law Institute Project on Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization. Professor Sykes is associate editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the board of editors of the World Trade Review. He formerly served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Economics.

Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Sykes was the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he also served as faculty director of curriculum. He is a former National Science Foundation graduate fellow in the Department of Economics at Yale University. He is a senior fellow (by courtesy) with the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Center for International Development.