Peter Siegelman

Roger Sherman Professor of Law and Director, Insurance Law Center
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Office: Hosmer 310
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Contracts
  • Insurance Law and Economics
  • Empirical Law and Economics

Peter Siegelman is an economist whose interdisciplinary research and teaching interests focus on discrimination, insurance, law and economics, and contracts. The holder of a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s degree in the study of law from Yale University, Professor Siegelman joined the Law School faculty as a tenured professor in the fall of 2004. His previous teaching experience includes serving as a teaching fellow in Yale’s economics department and a visiting lecturer in law at Yale, an assignment that was followed by visiting associate professorships at UConn Law in 1998 and 1999, where Professor Siegelman taught Law and Economics and Employment Discrimination. From 2000 until the time he joined the Law School faculty, he taught at Fordham Law School. During his tenure on the UConn faculty, he served as a visitor at Bar Ilan University in Israel, the University of Navarra in Spain, and the University of Michigan Law School. Since 2012, Professor Siegelman has also held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics at UConn.

The 2011 recipient of the Robert C. Witt Award for the best feature article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Professor Siegelman is the author or co-author of more than 30 scholarly articles on such topics as adverse selection in insurance markets, contract law, and employment discrimination law. In addition, Professor Siegelman has several scholarly works forthcoming or in progress, including an article on the law and economics of liability insurance and a book project (co-edited with Daniel Schwarcz), entitled Elgar Handbook of the Law & Economics of Insurance.

Sachin S. Pandya and Peter Siegelman, Underclaiming and Overclaiming: Bringing Law Back Into the Dispute Pyramid, 38 Law & Social Inquiry 836 (2013)

Leslie Levin, Christine Zozula and Peter Siegelman, A Study of the Relationship Between Bar Admissions Data and Subsequent Lawyer Discipline, ___ Law & Social Inquiry ___ (2014)

Steven Thel and Peter Siegelman, You DO Have to Keep Your Promises, 52 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1181 (2011)

Gideon Parchomovsky and Peter Siegelman, Cities, Property and Positive Externalities, 54 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 211 (2012)
Tsvetanka Karagyozova and Peter Siegelman, Can Propitious Selection Prevent Unraveling in Insurance Markets?, 35 Journal of Insurance Issues 121 (2012)

Peter Siegelman and Tom Baker, "The Law & Economics of Liability Insurance" in J. Arlen (ed.), Research Handbook in the Economics of Tort (Edwared Elgar 2013)