Ariel Porat

Ariel Porat

Associate Member and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

Ariel Porat is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the EMET Prize Laureate (2014). In 2002-2006, he was the Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Associate Member and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Toronto 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 1997-2002, 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 in the years 1999-2003, 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), and author of many articles in torts and contracts, such as "Misalignments in Tort Law" 121 Yale Law Journal 82 (2011); "Aggregation and Law" 122 Yale Law Journal 2 (2012) (with Eric Posner); "Asymmetries and Incentives in Plea Bargains and Evidence Production" 122 Yale Law Journal 690 (2012) (with Saul Levmore); "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data" 112 Michigan Law Review 1417 (2014) (with Lior Strahilevitz); "Offsetting Benefits" 100 Virginia Law Review 1165 (2014) (with Eric Posner); "Personalizing Negligence Law" 91 NYU Law Review 627 (2016) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); "The Restoration Remedy in Private Law" 119 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2018) (with Omri Ben-Shahar); and "Personalizing Mandatory Rules in Contract Law" 86 University of Chicago Law Review (with Omri Ben-Shahar).  

EDUCATION

Tel Aviv University
LLB, magna cum laude, 1983
LLM Studies, 1985
JSD, 1989

Yale Law School
Visiting Scholar (Post Doctorate Studies), 1989-1990

EXPERIENCE

Member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences, 2014-present

Tel Aviv University
Head of the University Strategic Steering Committee, 2013-2014
The Alain Poher Chair in Private Law, 2006-present
Professor, 2001-present 
Dean, 2002-2006 
President of the Israeli Law and Economics Association, 2002-2003
Director, Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, 1997-2002
Associate Professor, 1997-2001
Senior Lecturer with tenure, 1993-1997
Lecturer, 1990-1993 

The University of Chicago Law School
Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, 2003-present

Berkeley University
Visiting Professor, spring 2017

Columbia University
Visiting Professor, fall 2017

Bucerius Law School, Germany
Visiting Professor, summer 2017 (one week visit)

Stanford University
Visiting Professor, fall 2016

University of Toronto
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2015

Gujarat National Law University, India
Visiting Professor, 2014 (one week visit)

New York University
Global Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2010

Columbia Law School
Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2005 and 2007

University of Southen California Law School
Distinguished Visiting Professor, September 2007

University of Virginia School of Law
Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2004

Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Visiting Faculty, February 2001; August 2002

Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Visiting Professor of Law, 1998-1999

Books (Author)

  • Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts and Restitution (Princeton University Press, 2014) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • Tort Law (The Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, 2013) (in Hebrew).
  • Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Alex Stein).www
  • Comparative Fault in Contract Law (The Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, 1997) (in Hebrew).

Books (Editor)

  • The Economics of Remedies. (Edward Elgar, 2012).
  • Fault in American Contract Law. (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (edited with Omri Ben-Shahar). cu www
  • Religion, Liberalism, Family and Society - Collection of Articles. (Ramot Press, 2001) (in Hebrew).
  • Judicial Activism in Israel. (Ramot Press, 1993) (in Hebrew).

Journal Articles

  • "The Restoration Remedy in Private Law," 119 Columbia Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018) (with Omri Ben-Shahar). ssrn
  • "Personalizing Mandatory Rules in Contract Law," __ University of Chicago Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018) (with Omri Ben-Shahar).
  • "Limited Inalienability Rules," 107 Georgetown Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2018) (with Stephen D. Sugarman). ssrn
  • "Can Restitution Save Fragile Spiderless Networks?," 8 Harvard Business Law Review 1 (forthcoming 2018) (with Robert E. Scott).
  • "Book Review: The Future of Law and Economics and the Calabresian External Moral Costs," 16 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 1 (2017).
  • "Threats and Criminal Deterrence in Several Dimensions," 2017 University of Illinois Law Review 1333 (2017) (with Saul Levmore).
  • "Unbundling Efficient Breach: An Experiment," 14 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 527 (2017) (with Maria Bigoni, Stefania Bortolotti & Francesco Parisi).
  • "Personalizing Negligence Law," 91 New York University Law Review 627 (2016) (with Omri Ben-Shahar). cu
  • "When Good Things and Bad Things Come Together," 20 Law & Business 41 (2016) (issued dedicated to Uriel Procaccia|in Hebrew).
  • "A Welfarist's Perspective on Lies," 91 Indiana Law Journal 617 (2016) (with Omri Yadlin).
  • "Disgorgement Damages for Accidents," 44 Journal of Legal Studies 249 (2015) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Getting Incentives Right - Responding to Critiques," 12 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 237 (2015) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Offsetting Benefits," 100 Virginia Law Review 1165 (2014) (with Eric Posner). cu
  • "Lapses of Attention in Medical Malpractice and Road Accidents," 15 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 329 (2014) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data," 112 Michigan Law Review 1417 (2014) (with Lior Strahilevitz). ssrn cu
  • "Ex-Post Right, Ex-Ante Wrong," 89 Notre Dame Law Review 1209 (2014).
  • "Harm-Benefit Interactions," 16 American Law and Economics Review 86 (2014) (with Oren Bar-Gill).
  • "The Law and Economics of Mistake in European Sales Law," 50 Common Market Law Review 127 (2013).
  • "Ex-Post Reasonable -- Ex-Ante-Negligent," 29 Bar-Ilan Law Review 147 (2013) (issue dedicated to Justice Rivlin|in Hebrew).
  • "Asymmetries and Incentives in Plea Bargaining and Evidence Production," 122 Yale Law Journal 690 (2012) (with Saul Levmore). ssrn cu
  • "Aggregation and Law," 122 Yale Law Journal 2 (2012) (with Eric Posner). ssrn cu
  • "Misalignments in Tort Law," 121 Yale Law Journal 82 (2011).
  • "Commensurability and Agency: Yet Two Unmet Challenges to Law and Economics," 96 Cornell Law Review 749 (2011) (with Alon Harel).
  • "Bargaining with Double Jeopardy," 40 Journal of Legal Studies 273 (2011) (with Saul Levmore). ssrn cu
  • "Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina, Law, Economics, and Morality," 3 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 91 (2011).
  • "Commensurability and Agency: Two Yet-to-Be-Met Challenges for Law and Economics," 96 Cornell Law Review 749 (2011) (with Alon Harel).
  • "Willingness to Pay, Death, Wealth, and Damages," 13 American Law and Economics Review 45 (2011) (with Avraham Tabbach).
  • "Book Review: Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina, Law, Economics, and Morality (2010)," 2011 Mishpatim (Laws), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Journal 415 (2011).
  • "Viewing Unconscionability through a Market Lens," 52 William and Mary Law Review 133 (2010) (with David Gilo).
  • "Fault in American Contract Law," 107 Michigan Law Review 1341 (2009) (with Omri Ben-Shahar). cu
  • "Aggregating Probabilities Across Offences in Criminal Law," 94 Minnesota Law Review 261 (2009) (with Alon Harel).
  • "Expanding Liability for Negligence Per Se Third Restatement of Torts: Issue One," 44 Wake Forest Law Review 979 (2009).
  • "Achieving Consensus for Wealth Redistribution Through Deferred-Execution Agreements," 28 Tel Aviv University Law Review 717 (2004) (with Omri Yadlin) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Private Production of Public Goods: Liability for Unrequested Benefits," 108 Michigan Law Review 189 (2009).
  • "Aggregating Probabilities Across Cases: Criminal Responsibility for Unspecific Offenses," 94 Minnesota Law Review 261 (2009) (with Alon Harel).
  • "Book Review: Tsachi Keren-Paz, Torts, Egalitarianism, and Distributive Justice," 29 Legal Studies 509 (2009).
  • "Foreword: Fault in Contract Law," 107 Michigan Law Review 1341 (2009) (with Omri Ben-Shahar).
  • "Advocating a General Duty of Restitution," 31 Tel Aviv University Law Review 521 (2008) (in Hebrew). www
  • "A Comparative Fault Defense in Contract Law," 107 Michigan Law Review 1397 (2008).
  • "When Do Irreparable Benefits Matter? A Response to Douglas Lichtman on 'Irraparable Benefits',"  116 Yale Law Journal 385 (2007). www
  • "Offsetting Risks," 106 Michigan Law Review 243 (2007).
  • "Total Liability for Excessive Harm," 36 Journal of Legal Studies 63 (2007) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Offsetting Risks and Defensive Medicine," 30 Tel Aviv University Law Review 9 (2006) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Liability Externalities and Mandatory Choices: Should Doctors Pay Less?," 1 Tort Law Journal  1 (2006) (with Robert D. Cooter). www
  • "Exaggerated Liability, Offsetting Risks and Protective Medicine," 30 Tel Aviv University Law Review 9 (2006).
  • "Promoting Consensus in Society through Deferred-Implementation Agreements," 56 University of Toronto Law Journal 151 (2006) (with Omri Yadlin).
  • "The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate and Standard-Form Contracts: Strategic Imposition of Transaction Costs, Segmentation of Consumers, and Anticompetitive Effects," 104 Michigan Law Review 983 (2005) (with David Gilo).
  • "Implementing the Law by Impartial Agents: An Exercise in Tort Law and International Law The Role and Limits of Legal Regulation of Conflicts of Interest (Part I)," 6 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 1 (2005) (with Eyal Benevenisti).
  • "Decreasing-Liability Contracts," 33 Journal of Legal Studies 157 (2004) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Liability for Lost Chances: An Exact Science or Law?," 27 Tel Aviv University Law Review 357 (2003) (in Hebrew). www
  • "The Tobacco Industry Litigation and the New Challenge of Tort Law," 33 Mishpatim (Laws), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Journal 477 (2003). www
  • "Eulogy to Leon Law and Borders," 27 Tel Aviv University Law Review 415 (2003).
  • "Liability for Lost Chances: An Exact Science or Law," 27 Tel Aviv University Law Review 357 (2003).
  • "Many Faces of Negligence, The Negligence in the Law (Part II)," 4 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 105 (2003).
  • "Achieving Consensus for Wealth Redistribution through Deferred-Implementation Agreements," 27 Tel Aviv University Law Review 717 (2003) (with Omri Yadlin).
  • "Indeterminate Causation and Apportionment of Damages: An Essay on Holtby, Allen, and Fairchild," 23 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 667 (2003) (with Alex Stein).
  • "Negligence and the Injurer's Self-Risk Recent Case Law," 26 Tel Aviv University Law Review 321 (2002).
  • "Anti-Insurance," 31 Journal of Legal Studies 203 (2002) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Questioning the Idea of Correlativity in Weinrib's Theory of Corrective Justice Contemporary Legal Scholarship: Achievements and Prospects: Tort Law," 2 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 161 (2001).
  • "Should Courts Deduct Nonlegal Sanctions from Damages?," 30 Journal of Legal Studies 401 (2001) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "Negligence and Interests," 24 Tel Aviv University Law Review 275 (2000).
  • "Enforcing Contracts in Dysfunctional Legal Systems: The Close Relationship between Public and Private Orders: A Reply to McMillan and Woodruff," 98 Michigan Law Review 2459 (2000).
  • "Compensation for Risk-Creating and Loss of Chances," 23 Tel Aviv University Law Review 605 (2000).
  • "Does Risk to Oneself Increase the Care Owed to Others? - Law and Economics in Conflict," 29 Journal of Legal Studies 19 (2000) (with Robert D. Cooter).
  • "The Evidential Damage Doctrine: A Response to Critique," 30 Mishpatim (Laws), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Journal 349 (1999) (with Alex Stein) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Justice Considerations and Behavior-Guiding Considerations in the Law of Contracts," 22 Tel Aviv University Law Review 647 (1999) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Justice Considerations and Behavior-Guiding Considerations in the Law of Contracts," 22 Tel Aviv University Law Review 647 (1999).
  • "The Evidential Damage Doctrine: A Positive Analysis of the Law," 21 Tel Aviv University Law Review 191 (1998) (with Alex Stein) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Liability for Uncertainty: Making Evidential Damage Actionable," 18 Cardozo Law Review 1891 (1997) (with Alex Stein).
  • "The Contributory Negligence Defence and the Ability to Rely on the Contract," 111 Law Quarterly Review  228 (1995). www
  • "Collective Responsibility in the Law of Torts," 23 Mishpatim (Laws), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Journal 311 (1994) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Contributory Negligence in Contract Law: Toward a Principled Approach," 28 University of British Columbia Law Review 141 (1994).
  • "Application of the Contributory Negligence Defense in the Law of Contracts," 18 Tel Aviv University Law Review 103 (1993).
  • "Sharing Responsibility in Cases of Frustration of Contract," 16 Tel Aviv University Law Review 65 (1991) (in Hebrew). www

Book Sections

  • "Victims' Incentives and Anti-Insurance," in Gabriela Shalev Book (Tel Aviv, forthcoming 2017) (in Hebrew).
  • "Remedies," in Handbook on Law and Economics, Francesco Parisi ed. (Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • "Preferences Change the Law: A Preliminary Account," in Nili Cohen Book, Nili Cohen ed. (Tel Aviv, 2017) (in Hebrew).
  • "The "Wrongful Risks" Condition in Tort Law," in Law and Business, Theodore Orr ed. (Tel Aviv, 2013) (in Hebrew).
  • "Probabilistic Recoveries after Malul," in Shlomo Levin Book, Shlomo Levin ed. (Tel Aviv, 2013) (in Hebrew).
  • "Tort Law," in Economic Analysis of Law, Uriel Procaccia ed. (Tel Aviv, 2012) (in Hebrew).
  • "Liability for Future Harm," in Perspectives on Causation, Richard S. Goldberg ed. (Hart Publishing, 2010) (with Alex Stein). www
  • "Under what Conditions the Parties to a Contract Will Allow ’Efficient Breach’?," in Daniel Friedmann Book , N. Cohen & O. Grosskopf eds. (2008) (in Hebrew). www
  • "The Unconventional Use of Transaction Costs," in Boilerplate: The Foundation of Market Contracts, Omri Ben-Shahar ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2007) (with David Gilo). cu
  • "Lost Years, Lost Earnings and the Value of Human Life," in Essays in Memory of Professor Menashe Shava, A. Barak & Daniel Friedmann eds. (2006) (in Hebrew). www
  • "Standard Contracts," in Contracts, N. Cohen & Daniel Friedmann eds. (Tel Aviv, 2003) (in Hebrew).
  • "Israeli Law - The Seventies," in The Courts of Law - Fifty Years of Adjudication in Israel (1999) (in Hebrew).
  • "Negligence Law in the Supreme Court: Search for the Underline Theory," in Yearbook on Israeli Law (1996) (in Hebrew).
  • "Tort Law," in Introduction to the Law of Israel, A. Shapira ed. (Kluwer International, 1995).
  • "Means of Payments," in The Law of Obligations - General Part, Daniel Friedmann ed. (1994) (in Hebrew).
  • "Apportionment of Payments," in The Law of Obligations - General Part, Daniel Friedmann ed. (1994) (in Hebrew).
  • "Tort Law," in Yearbook on Israeli Law (1993) (in Hebrew).
  • "Tort Law," in Yearbook on Israeli Law (1991) (in Hebrew).
  • "Hardship to Third Parties and the Remedy of Specific Performance," in Luvenberg Book, Daniel Friedmann & I. Shilo eds. (Tel Aviv, 1987) (in Hebrew).

Working Papers

  • "Limited Inalienability Rules," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 841 (2018) (with Stephen D. Sugarman).
  • "No-Haggle Agreements," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 720 (2015) (with Saul Levmore). ssrn cu
  • "Rethinking Threats," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 721 (2015) (with Saul Levmore). ssrn cu

“Personalized Law” Congresso Internacional de Direito e Tecnologia (University of Brasilia, Brazil, November 2017)

“The Restoration Remedy in Private Law: A Novel Approach to Compensation for Emotional Harm” (Columbia University, September 2017)

"Inducing Negligence" The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association (Yale University, May 2017)

"Liability for Personal Governmental Services" The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association (Yale University, May 2017)

"Offsetting Risks" Seminar on Liability & Innovation (Keele University, UK, May 2017)

"Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure" Conference on “Granular” Legal Norms: The End of Typification? (German-Italian Center for European Excellence, Italy, March 2017)

"Personalizing Negligence Law" Paris Conference on Law and Big Data (Institut François Gény and the University of Chicago Law School, France, March 2017)

"Endogenous Preferences" (Berkeley University, February 2017)

"Liability for Personal Governmental Services" (Berkeley University, February 2017)

"Liability for Personal Governmental Services" (University of Southern California, February 2017)

"Inducing Negligence" (Berkeley University, January 2017)

"The Future of Law and Economics and the Calabresian External Moral Costs" Conference on Calabresi, The Future of Law and Economics (The Hebrew University, December 2016)

"Liability for Personal Governmental Services" (Stanford University, December 2016)

"Inducing Negligence" (University of Texas, October 2016)

"Personalizing Negligence Law" (Stanford University, October 2016)

"Disclosure Rules in Contract Law: Mandatory Disclosure, Voluntary Disclosure and Post-Contract Disclosure" The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association (Harvard University, May 2016)

"Unity in Torts and Restitution: The Model of Internalization and Deterrence" The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association (Harvard University, May 2016)

"Personalizing Negligence Law" (University of Chicago, January 2016)

"Personalizing Negligence Law" (University of Toronto, September 2015)

"Personalizing Negligence Law" Tort Law Group (NYU, May 2015)

"Personalizing Negligence Law," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association, Columbia University, May 2015

"A Welfarist Perspective on Lies," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association, Columbia University, May 2015

"Getting Incentives Right," Hitotsubashi ICS, Japan, April 2015

"Aggragating Probabiliies," University of Tokyo, Japan, April 2015

"Personalized Default Rules," Conference on Behavioral Industrial Organization and Consumer Protection; University College London, October 2014

"Valuable Lies," University of Chicago, October 2014

Keynote Speaker, "Aggregation and Law," Conference on Causation and Apportionment in Law, Economics and Philosophy; Institut Jean Nicod (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris), September 2014

"Valuable Lies," The Annual Conference of the Asian Law & Econ. Association; Taipei, June 2014

"Offsetting Benefits," The Annual Conference of the Asian Law & Econ. Association; Taipei, June 2014

"Credible Threats," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association; Chicago, May 2014

"Disgorgements for Accidents," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association; Chicago, May 2014

"Personalized Default Rules," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association; Chicago, May 2014

"Offsetting Benefits," The Annual Conference of the American Law & Econ. Association; Chicago, May 2014

"Offsetting Benefits," The First Meeting of the Turkish Law and Economics Association; April, 2014

"Lapses of Attention in Road Accidents and Products Liability," University of Chicago, October 2013

"Lapses of Attention in Road Accidents and Products Liability," Cegla Conference, June 2013

"Negligence Liability for Non-Negligent Behavior," Berkeley University, January 2013

"Foundational Principles of Contract Law" Symposium on the Melvin Eisenberg's Foundational Principles of Contract Law at UC Berkeley, January 2013

“Negligence Liability for Non-Negligent Behavior," UC Berkeley, January 2013; University of Chicago, October 2012

“Aggregation and Law,” Mini-Symposium on the Article at Yale Law School, October 2012; University of Virginia, April 2012

“Mistake under the Common European Sales Law,” Symposium on the Common European Sales Law at University of Chicago, April 2012

“Negligence Liability for Non-Negligent Behavior,” University of Amsterdam, November 2011

“Misalignments in Tort Law,” Mini-Symposium on the Article at Yale Law School, October 2011; University of Michigan, September 2011; Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2011; University of Chicago, April 2011; Nortwestern University, March 2011

“Willingness to Pay, Death, Wealth, and Damages,” Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2011; Law & Economics Workshop at Berkeley University, October 2010

“Risk of Death,” Faculty Workshop at University of Texas, October 2010; NYC Tort Group, October 2010; Law & Economics Workshop at Harvard University, September 2010; Law & Economics Workshop at Stanford University, September 2010

“Commensurability and Agency,” Siena-Toronto-Tel Aviv Law and Economics Workshop, June 2011; Cornell-Tel Aviv Conference on The Future of Legal Theory, June 2010

“Viewing Unconscionability Through a Market Lens,” Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2010

"Market Failures under Risk of Death," Law and Philosophy Workshop at University of Chicago, December 2009

"Liability for Future Risks," Conference on Causation at University of Aberdeen, June 2009

"Private Production of Public Goods: Liability for Unrequested Benefits," Faculty Workshop at San-Diego Law School, May 2009

"Expanding Negligence Per-Se," Conference on the Restatement (Third) on Torts, April 2009

"Criminal Responsibility for Unspecified Offenses," Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2009; Faculty Workshop at Cornell Law School, March 2009

"A Comparative Fault Defense in Contracts," Conference on Fault in Contract Law at University of Chicago, September 2008

"Aggregating Probabilities Across Offences in Criminal Law," Law & Economics Workshop at University of Chicago, October 2008; Sienna-Tel-Aviv-Toronto Conference in Law & Economics, June 2008

"Liability for Lapses: ’First Order’ or ’Second Order’ Negligence?," Cegla International Conference on Patients' Safety at Tel Aviv University, May 2008; Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2008

"Expanding Restitution: Liability for Unrequested Benefits," Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2008; Faculty Workshop at University of Chicago, February 2008

"Advocating a General Duty of Restitution," Tort Law Group at NYU, October 2007; Work in Progress Workshop at Columbia University, October 2007; Work in Progress Workshop at University of Southern California, September 2007

"Offsetting Risks," Faculty Workshop at University of Southern California, September 2007; Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2007; Law & Economics Workshop at University of Pennsylvania, October 2006

Conference on Tort law and the Modern State at Columbia University, September 2006

"The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate," Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2006; Law & Economics Workshop at Hamburg University, January 2006; Conference on Boilerplates in Standard Form Contracts at Michigan University, September 2005

"Liability Externalities and Mandatory Choices," Law & Economics Workshop at Stanford University, November 2006; Law & Economics Workshop at UC Berkeley, September 2005

"Total Liability for Excessive Harm," Law & Economics Workshop at Harvard University, October 2005; Faculty Workshop at Columbia University, October 2005; Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2005

Conference on Risks at University of Pennsylvania, March 2005

"Total Liability for Excessive Harm," Faculty Workshop at Northwestern University, February 2005; Faculty Workshop at University of Chicago, February 2005; Law & Economics Workshop at UC Berkeley, September 2004

"Implementing the Law by Impartial Agents," Conference on Regulating Conflict of Interests at University of Pennsylvania, October 2003

"Deferred Implementation Agreements," Law & Economics Workshop at Virginia University, September 2004; Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2004; Law & Economics Workshop at UC Berkeley, September 2003

"The Intercation between Criminal and Non-Legal Sanctions," European University, February 2003

"Decreasing Liability Contracts," Faculty Workshop at University of Chicago, April 2003; Law & Economics Workshop at Columbia University, April 2003; Conference on the Economic Analysis of Contract Law at Virginia University, September 2002; The Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, September 2002

"Anti-Insurance," Annual Conference of the American Law & Economics Association, May 2002; Law & Economics Workshop at Hamburg University, November 2001; Law & Economics Workshop at University of Chicago, November 2001; Law & Economics Workshop at Toronto University, November 2001; Law & Economics Workshop at UC Berkeley, February 2001; Law & Economics Workshop at Michigan University, February 2001

"The Many Faces of Negligence," The Comparative Law & Economics Forum, June 2000

"Should Courts Deduct Non-Legal Sanctions from Damages?," Law & Economics Workshop at UC Berkeley, 2000"Enforcing Contracts in Dysfunctional Legal Systems: The Close Relationship between

Public and Private Orders," Conference on Empirical Research in Commercial Transactions at Michigan University, February 2000

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences (2014-present)
  • American Law Institute (2005-present)
  • Board Member, American Law & Economics Association (2008-2011)
  • President, The Israeli Law and Economics Association (2002-2003)

EDITORIAL WORK

  • Founder and Editor in Chief, Theoretical Inquiries in Law (1999-2003)