William Bunting
Risk, Actuarial Science, and Legal Studies
Assistant Professor
Non-tenure Track


Dr. William C. Bunting is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies in Business.

He joins the Fox School from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where he served as an economist in housing and civil enforcement. In that role, Bunting developed econometric models that detected potential violations of federal housing, consumer, and civil rights laws, while also contributing to the development of quantitative models and techniques that relate to fair lending and consumer finance.

He has prior professional experience as a legal policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Center for Justice, as a practicing attorney in New York City, and as law clerk for the Honorable Theodore H. Katz of New York. He earned previous pedagogical experience as teaching and research assistants at Yale University, New York University, and Carleton College.

Bunting earned his PhD in Economics from Yale University. He received a JD from New York University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Carleton College.

Sample Publications

  • Does Increased Access to Home Mortgage Money Decrease Local Crime Rates? Evidence from San Diego County, ­___ Regional Sci. & Urb. Econ. ­___ (forthcoming Fall 2020), click here.
  • In Defense of a Liberal Choice-Based Approach to Residential Segregation, ­­___ Tenn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming Spring 2021), click here.
  • Punishing Vandalism Correctly in an Access Economy, 34 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 123 (2020), click here.
  • The Impact of Data Mining on Information Disclosure by Regulatory Agencies: With an Application to Redlining, 56 Harv. J. on Legis. 355 (2019), click here.
  • Resolving Conflicts over Scarce Resources: Private versus Shared Ownership, 99 Marq. L. Rev. 893 (2016), click here.


  • Legal Environment for Business (Law 1101, 1901)
  • Law for Business (Law 1112)

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