Member of Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee
Henry E. Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Previously, he taught at the Northwestern University School of Law and was the Fred A. Johnston Professor of Property and Environmental Law at Yale Law School. Smith has written primarily on the law and economics of property and intellectual property, with a focus on how property-related institutions lower information costs and constrain strategic behavior. He teaches primarily in the areas of property, intellectual property, natural resources, remedies, taxation, and law and economics. Smith’s most recent book is The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property (coauthored with Thomas W. Merrill). He is the coeditor of The Research Handbook on the Economics of Property Law (with Kenneth Ayotte), Philosophical Foundations of Property Law (with James Penner), and Perspectives on Property Law (with Robert C. Ellickson and Carol M. Rose).