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Ariel Porat

Ariel Porat is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences. From 2002 to 2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he visits annually. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Virginia. Porat is a member of the American Law Institute, a former board member of the American Law and Economics Association, and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief from 1999 to 2003. Porat is the author of several books, including Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) with Alex Stein and Getting Incentives Right (Princeton University Press, 2014) with Robert Cooter. He also authors of many articles in torts and contracts, most recently "Aggregation and Law" with Eric Posner; "Asymmetries and Incentives in Evidence Production" with Saul Levmore; and "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data" with L. Strahilevitz.