Ed Morrison is Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He earned J.D., M.A., and Ph.D. (economics) degrees from the University of Chicago and was an articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Before attending law school, he earned an Honors B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Utah. After receiving his J.D., he clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In 2002 he became a John M. Olin, Jr., Fellow at Columbia Law School. He was named Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2007.
Most of Ed’s scholarly work is empirical. Representative work includes “Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11” (working paper, with Kenneth M. Ayotte), “Serial Entrepreneurs and Small Business Bankruptcy” (with Douglas G. Baird; Columbia Law Review), “Bankruptcy Decisionmaking: An Empirical Study of Continuation Bias in Small Business Bankruptcies” (The Journal of Law and Economics), and “Derivatives and the Bankruptcy Code: Why the Special Treatment?” (with Franklin R. Edwards; Yale Journal on Regulation).