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 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.

ELGAR RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE LAW & ECONOMICS OF INSURANCE (co-editor, with Daniel Schwarcz) (forth., 2015).

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

Information & Equilibrium in Insurance Markets with Big Data, 21 CONN. INS. L. J. 318 (2015).

Insurance Law & Economics, in Francesco Parisi (ed), OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LAW & ECONOMICS (forth., 2015) (with Daniel Schwarcz).

Behavioral Economics and Insurance Law: The Importance of Equilibrium Analysis, in Doron Teichman & Eyal Zamir (eds.), OXFORD HANDBOOK OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND THE LAW (2014) (with Tom Baker).

The Questionable Character of the Bar’s Character and Fitness Inquiry, 40 L. & Soc. Inq. 51(2014) (with Leslie Levin & Christine Zozula).

You Want Insurance With That? Using Behavioral Economics to Protect Consumers from Add-On Insurance Products, 20 CONN. INS. L. J. 1 (2013) (with Tom Baker).