Law lecture examines legal, economic effect of ethnically segmented markets

As one of the urgent challenges of our time, inequality has drawn scholarly attention from all areas of law. In this lecture, “Two Perspectives on Inequality”, professor Felix Chang will introduce his work on potential solutions for inequality in antitrust and inheritance law. This event, the 2021 Harold C. Schott lecture, will be held at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, via Zoom. CLE: Application has been submitted to OH for 1.0 Hour of CLE.  Application approved in KY for 1.0 Hour of CLE. Attendees can register via the registration button below.

About the Lecture

Professor Chang will discuss the legal and economic implications of ethnically segmented markets, as well as the influence of trusts & estates on intergenerational wealth mobility. These projects reflect the transdisciplinary nature of his prior scholarship.

About the Lecturer

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Associate Dean Felix Chang

Professor Chang is associate dean for Faculty and Research, professor of Law and co-director of the Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. His research spans broad areas of markets, inheritance, and inequality. In antitrust and financial regulation, his prior work examined the balance between competition and systemic risk in the derivatives markets. Currently, he is developing new tools for antitrust research through topic modeling, an algorithm that maps the statistical relationships among words, which can illuminate patterns in how courts interpret doctrines on market power and the antitrust-regulation balance. He is also fusing antitrust with approaches from race and law in the setting of ethnically segmented markets, where buyers hail from one ethnic group while sellers hail from another.

In the areas of inheritance and inequality, professor Chang has written on the redistributive potential of legal rules in trusts and estates. Currently, he is working on how inheritance law exacerbates and redresses wealth inequality in China and the U.S.

In his research, professor Chang frequently turns to comparative law to highlight how institutions, cultures, and doctrines in different settings can shape law. His most recent book, Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. It traces the parallels between the European Union’s Roma inclusion initiatives and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Professor Chang teaches Antitrust, Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and Wills and Estates. He is the recipient of the college’s Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the university’s Faculty Excellence Award, and the university’s Trans-Disciplinary Research Leadership award.

Professor Chang received his JD from Michigan Law School and his bachelor's from Yale University.