One of the very rewarding aspects of teaching is seeing one's students success. Even more rewarding is their thanks when they assert that one played a role in their success.
Such is the case with Harold Winter, a student in a course on law and economics that Stan Liebowitz and I team taught at UWO back in about 1980. Harold went on to earn a PhD at Rochester and has taught economics at Ohio University for 30 years. Believe it or not, despite the passage of time, I remember him quite well.
During his tenure there, Harold has written several books on economic policy and on law and economics. I reviewed his first book on the blog over a decade ago. His latest is even better written and is fascinating. I highly recommend it.
The personal inscription in copy that Harold sent me was very nice:
And these thoughts were repeated in the Preface:
A good course in The Economic Analysis of Law should emphasize applications of price theory and economic fundamentals. Harold Winter's work does these things superbly.