Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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Director, Aaron

  • Robert Van HornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_62


Aaron Director (1901–2004) is often recognized as the founder of Chicago law and economics and a leader in establishing the postwar Chicago School. This biographical essay explores Director’s early life, that is, his high school and college years, and his principal contributions to the postwar Chicago School.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA