Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics, & Innovation

Jackman Law Building
Room J366
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-5403

Anthony Niblett is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law. He joined the Faculty in 2011. In 2016, Professor Niblett was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics, & Innovation.

Professor Niblett’s research focuses on law and economics, contract law, judicial behaviour, innovation, and the future of law. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University as well first class honours degrees in both law and commerce from the University of Melbourne. Professor Niblett teaches Contracts, Legal Methods, Competition Policy, and Economic Analysis of Law, as well as co-running the Law & Economics Workshop.

Before joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Niblett was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Chicago Law School. 

In addition to his academic career, Professor Niblett is co-founder of Blue J Legal, a startup company which brings machine learning to tax law.


Ph.D. - Economics, Harvard University (2009)
M.A. - Economics, Harvard University (2006)
LL.B. (Hon.) - University of Melbourne (2003)
B.Com. (Hon. in Econ.) - University of Melbourne (2003)
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Recent working papers

The Death of Rules and Standards (2015) [co-authored with Anthony J. Casey]

Selected Publications

On the Efficiency of the Common Law: An Application to the Recovery of RewardsEuropean Journal of Law & Economics (forthcoming 2016)

Friendly Precedent, 57 William & Mary Law Review 1795 (2016) [co-authored with Albert H. Yoon]

Judicial Disharmony: A Study of Dissent, 42 International Review of Law & Economics 60 (2015) [co-authored with Albert H. Yoon]

Noise Reduction: The Screening Value of Qui Tam91(5) Washington University Law Review 1169 (2014) [co-authored with Anthony J. Casey]

Case-by-Case Adjudication and the Path of the Law, 42(2) Journal of Legal Studies 303 (2013)

Tracking Inconsistent Judicial Behavior, 34 International Review of Law & Economics 9 (2013) 

The Evolution of a Legal Rule, 39(2) Journal of Legal Studies 325 (2010) [co-authored with Richard A. Posner and Andrei Shleifer] -- Reprinted in Andrei Shleifer, The Failure of Judges and the Rise of Regulators (MIT Press, 2012)