Anup Malani

Adjunct Scholar

Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is also a Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and the Forum for Health Economics and Policy.

Mr. Malani teaches Law & Economics, Health Law, Federal Budget Policy, Food and Drug Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy, and Contracts and Corporations. His research interests include law and economics (torts, contracts and welfare evaluation of legal rules), health economics and policy (control of infectious disease, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability, conflicts of interest in medical research, valuing innovation, placebo effects, and drug regulation), and corporate law and finance (the role of nonprofit firms and corporate philanthropy).


  • Professor and Aaron Director Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School, 2006-present
  • Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010-present
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics and Economic Policy, 2010-present
  • Committee on Clinical and Translational Science, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago, 2009-present
  • Faculty Research Fellow, Health Care, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009-present
  • Roscoe Pound Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, and Visiting Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, 2008-2009
  • Editor, Journal of Law and Economics, 2007-present
  • Associate Professor, Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2004-2006
  • Law Clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court, 2001-2002
  • Law Clerk to Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit, 2000-2001


Ph.D., economics, University of Chicago

J.D., with high honors, University of Chicago Law School

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University