Curriculum Vitae of Ronald Coase

I. Personal

Born December 29, 1910

Died September 2, 2013

II. Professional


Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics, and Senior Fellow in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School, 1982-2013

Distinguished Professor (visiting) of Law and Economics, University of Kansas, 1991

Clifton R. Musser Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Law School, 1971-81

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Law School, 1964-70

Professor, University of Virginia, 1958-64

Professor, University of Buffalo, 1951-58

Reader, London School of Economics, 1947-51

Lecturer, London School of Economics, 1938-47

Assistant Lecturer, London School of Economics, 1935-38

Assistant Lecturer, University of Liverpool, 1934-35

Assistant Lecturer, Dundee School of Economics and Commerce, 1932-34

Sir Ernest Cassel Travelling Scholar, 1931-32


Founder, the Coase Center for the Study of the Economy at Zhejiang University, 2012-2013.

Founder, The Coase China Society, 2011-2013.

Fellow, The School of Global studies, Arizona State University, 2006-2013.

Consulting Director and Academic Advisory Chair, Contracting and Organizations Research Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002-2006

Research Advisor, Ronald Coase Institute, 2000-2013

President, International Society for New Institutional Economics, 1997

Chairman, Advisory Board, Center for Research on Contracts and the Structure of Enterprise, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 1991-2002

Editor, Journal of Law and Economics, 1964-82

Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, 1977

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1958-59

Rockefeller Fellow, 1948

Acting British Director of Statistics and Intelligence, Combined Production and Resources Board and Representative of Central Statistical Office (United Kingdom) in Washington, 1945-46

Statistician, later Chief Statistician, Central Statistical Office, Offices of the War Cabinet, (United Kingdom), 1941-46

Head of Statistical Division, Forestry Commission, (United Kingdom) 1940-41

III. Education

Kilburn Grammar School, 1923-1929

London School of Economics, 1929-1931

IV. Degrees

London School of Economics, B. Com. 1932

University of London, D.Sc. (Econ.) 1951

University of Cologne, Dr. Rer. Pol. h.c., 1988

Yale University, D. So. Sc., (honorary) 1989

Washington University in St. Louis, LL.D., (honorary) 1991

University of Dundee, Scotland, LL.D., (honorary) 1992

University of Buckingham, England, D.Sci, (honorary) 1995

Beloit College, D.H.L., (honorary) 1996

Universite de Paris-I, docteur, (honoris causa) 1996

The State University of New York, L.H.D., (honorary) 2012

V. Academic Honours

Distinguished Fellow, American Economic Association

Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Corresponding Fellow, the British Academy

Membre Titulaire, The European Academy

Law and Economics Center Prize, University of Miami, 1980

D. Francis Bustin Prize, University of Chicago, 1988

Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 1991

VI. Publications