Peter Siegelman

Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law
  • 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.

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

Peter Siegelman, 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).

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

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

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

Peter Siegelman, Elgar Research Handbook on the Economics of Insurance Law (co-editor, with Daniel Schwarcz) (2015).

Peter SiegelmanInsurance Agents in the 21 Century: the Problem of Biased Advice, in Elgar Research Handbook on the Economics of Insurance Law (2015) (with Daniel Schwarcz).

Recent Faculty Notes
Peter Siegelman Named ABF Affiliated Research Professor
Sep 16, 2020 -

The American Bar Foundation has named Professor Peter Siegelman an affiliated research professor. The honorary position recognizes Siegelman's research in empirical and interdisciplinary legal studies. His initial five-year term began Sept. 1, 2020. Affiliated research professors are invited to visit the foundation to present their work, participate in conferences and to meet with the foundation's faculty and fellows.

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