The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA students to the next dinner in this year's series, Law in the Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers, where our guest will be Frank Upham, the Wilf Family Professor of Property Law at New York University School of Law, to discuss "Why Economists Misunderstand the Relationship between Property Rights and Economic Growth."
Frank K. Upham is the Wilf Family Professor of Property Law at New York University School of Law. He graduated from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School in 1967, spent three years in East and Southeast Asia, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974. He has worked, studied, and taught in Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, China, and Japan as an English teacher, journalist, World Bank consultant (on Laotian land law), and law professor. He has published numerous books and articles on the interaction of law, society, and politics initially in Japan and, more recently, China. His current work is on the role of property rights in economic growth in historical and comparative perspective. He teaches Property, Law and Development, and various courses and seminars on East Asian law and society.