Peter Siegelman

Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law
Headshot of Professor Siegelman.
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, Professor Siegelman joined the Law School faculty as a tenured professor in the fall of 2004, having previously visited at UConn and taught at Fordham Law School from 2000 to 2004. He has visited at Bar Ilan University and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel, the University of Navarra in Spain, and the University of Michigan Law School. Since 2012, he 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 article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Professor Siegelman is the author or co-author of more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters. His work in progress includes articles on the effect of deadlines on federal district court judges and negative spillovers from insurance.

The Six Month List and the Unintended Consequences of Judicial Accountability, 105 Cornell L. Rev. __ (2019) (with Miguel de Figueiredo & Alexandra D. Lahav).

The Curious Incident of The Falling Win Rate: Individual vs System-Level Justification and the Rule of Law, 52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1371 (April 2019); published as White Paper for the U.C. Berkeley/U.C. Irvine Civil Justice Research Initiative (with Alexandra D. Lahav).

Insurance Law & Economics, in Francesco Parisi (ed), Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics (2017) (with Daniel Schwarcz).

An Economist Listens to Serial, 48 Conn. L. Rev. 1627 (July 2016).

The Compromised Worker & The Limits of Employment Discrimination Law, 63 Buffalo L. Rev. 565 (2016).


Insurance Agents in the 21 Century: the Problem of Biased Advice, in ELGAR RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE LAW & ECONOMICS OF INSURANCE (2015) (with Daniel Schwarcz).