Alan D. Miller

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics
Faculty of Law, Western University

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Curriculum Vitae

Published Research
1. Group Identification. Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 63 (2008), 188–202. [Science Direct]
2. A Measure of Bizarreness (with Christopher P. Chambers). Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol. 5 (2010), 27–44. [QJPS]
[an article in discussing our measure] [an article in Science discussing our measure]
3. Rules for Aggregating Information (with Christopher P. Chambers). Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 36 (2011), 75–82. [SpringerLink]
4. The Reasonable Person (with Ronen Perry). New York University Law Review, Vol. 87 (2012), 323–392. [SSRN]
5. The Tradeoff of the Commons (with R. Preston McAfee). Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 96 (2012), 349–353. [Science Direct]
[Supplementary Notes]
6. Good Faith Performance (with Ronen Perry). Iowa Law Review, Vol. 98 (2013), 689–745. [SSRN]
7. Inefficiency Measurement (with Christopher P. Chambers). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 6 (2014), 79–92. [AEA]
8. Measuring Legislative Boundaries (with Christopher P. Chambers). Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol. 66 (2013), 268–275. [Science Direct]
9. A Group’s a Group, No Matter How Small: An Economic Analysis of Defamation (with Ronen Perry). Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 70 (2013), 2269–2336. [SSRN]
10. Community Standards. Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 148 (2013), 2696–2705. [Science Direct]
11. Scholarly Influence (with Christopher P. Chambers). Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 151 (2014), 571–583. [Science Direct]
12. Licensee Patent Challenges (with Michal Gal). Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 32 (2015), 121–151. [SSRN]
13. Patent Challenge Clauses: A New Antitrust Offense? (with Michal Gal). Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102 (2017), 1477–1532. [SSRN]
[Jerry S. Cohen Award]
14. Flaws in the Efficiency Gap (with Christopher P. Chambers and Joel Sobel). Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 33 (2017), 1–33. [SSRN]
15. Benchmarking (with Christopher P. Chambers). Theoretical Economics, Vol. 13 (2018), 485–504. [SSRN]
16. Closure and Preferences (with Christopher P. Chambers and M. Bumin Yenmez). Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 88 (2020), 161–166. [Science Direct]
17. Voting in Corporations. Theoretical Economics, Vol. 16 (2021), 101–128. [SSRN]
18. Decreasing Impatience (with Christopher P. Chambers and Federico Echenique). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 15 (2023), 527–551. [arXiv]
19. Inconsistency on Multimember Courts (with Shiran Rachmilevitch). Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 53 (2024), 1–20. [Universty of Chicago Press]
20. The Problem of Obscenity. Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Vol. 16 (2024), 185–224. [Washington University]

Working Papers
Limits of Tolerance
most recent version: September 14, 2023.
Multiple Adjusted Quantiles (with Christopher P. Chambers)
most recent version: May 10, 2023.

Contact Information
alan.miller at

Western University, Faculty of Law
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

Academic Employment
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, Western University, 2019–
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics, University of Haifa, 2014–2021
Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Department of Economics, University of Haifa, 2009–2014
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2009
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 2006
J.D., Northwestern University, 2001
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Attorney-Advisor, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2002–2004