Verret Selected as Searle-Kauffman Fellow in Law, Innovation, and Growth

Professor J.W. Verret has been selected by the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth in Chicago, Illinois, as a 2009–10 Searle-Kauffman Fellow in Law, Innovation, and Growth.

As a Fellow, Verret will attend three institutes designed to spur creativity among the participants through a series of discussions centering on articles selected by the discussion leaders. In each of the discussions, participants will focus on how insights from the articles can be extended to research on law and economic growth.

The Searle Center, part of Northwestern University, was founded in Fall 2006 with a gift from Daniel C. Searle, philanthropist and Northwestern trustee. The organization's stated purpose is to study the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth and to communicate the results of that research to academic, public policy and judicial leaders. The Searle Center is committed to rigorous, cutting-edge research that meets the highest academic standards.