Associate Professor and 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 Associate 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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Selected Publications

The Death of Rules and StandardsIndiana Law Journal (forthcoming 2017) [co-authored with Anthony J. Casey]

Unintended Consequences: The Regressive Effects of Increased Access to CourtsJournal of Empirical Legal Studies (forthcoming 2017) [co-authored with Albert H. Yoon]

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