Kyle Rozema

Kyle Rozema

Wachtell Lipton Fellow in Behavioral Law and Economics

Kyle Rozema’s main research interests are in tax law and policy. His research primarily utilizes empirical methods to explore the interactions between tax laws and other public policy regimes. His current research projects include investigating the effect of tax expenditures and consumption taxes on inequality. He also examines issues concerning how legal institutions hire and use employees.

Kyle received a PhD in economics from Cornell University and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis. He then taught tax policy as a post-doctoral fellow in empirical legal studies at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Journal Articles

  • "Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction," __ Tax Law Review __ (forthcoming) (with Daniel Hemel). ssrn
  • "The Political Ideologies of Law Clerks," 19 American Law and Economics Review 96 (2017) (with Adam S. Chilton, Adam Bonica, Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). ssrn www
  • "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring," 19 American Law and Economics Review 129 (2017) (with Adam S. Chilton, Adam Bonica & Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). ssrn www
  • "The Effect of Tax Expenditures on Automatic Stabilizers: Methods and Evidence," 14 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 548 (2017) (with Hautahi Kingi). ssrn
  • "Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance: The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps," 60 Journal of Law and Economics 1 (2017) (with Nicolas Ziebarth). ssrn
  • "Will Behavioral Economics Reshape the Compelled Commercial Speech Doctrine?," 23 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 85 (2013). ssrn
  • "Modifying RAND Commitments to Better Price Patents in the Standards Setting Context," 6 Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law 23 (2012).

Book Sections

  • "The Economics of Health Care Rationing," in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Michael Frakes & Matthew Frank). ssrn

Working Papers

  • "The Legal Academy's Ideological Uniformity," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 806 (2017) (with Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton & Maya Sen). ssrn
  • "Influence and Ideology in the American Judiciary: Evidence from Supreme Court Law Clerks," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 790 (2017) (with Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). ssrn cu

Other Publications

  • "New Data Show How Liberal Merrick Garland Really Is," Washington Post, March 30, 2016 (with Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). www