Yair Listokin

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law


Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship studies tax law, corporate law, bankruptcy law, contract law, and the law of central banking.

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Yair Listokin

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Katherine Pothin

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2005

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2002

M.A., Princeton University, 2000

A.B., Harvard University, 1998

Courses Taught


  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Contracts
  • Law and Macroeconomics
  • Law, Economics, and Organization

Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship studies tax law, corporate law, bankruptcy law, contract law, and the law of central banking. His research emphasizes a macroeconomic perspective that differs dramatically from the microeconomic perspective that dominates law and economics. In his 2019 book, Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions (Harvard University Press), Professor Listokin argues that law offers an under-developed but desperately needed tool for stabilizing depressed economies when monetary and fiscal policy prove inadequate. Professor Listokin has been honored with a Milton Friedman Fellowship from the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago and has served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, and NYU School of Law. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, cnn.com, The Boston Globe, and Vox. In addition to his interests in law and macroeconomics, Professor Listokin studies the determinants of mental health in the legal profession.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


The Economics of Tax Policy

Shibley Family Fund Professor Yair Listokin ’05 was interviewed on a podcast about topics from his new book, Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


How the Law Can Boost Recession Recovery

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin '05 took part in a radio Q&A about his new book, Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions.

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Is Law Necessary to Save the Nation from the Next Economic Recession? — A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

Yair Listokin '05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Can Law Cure a Recession?

Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions is the new book by Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Director's Cut: The case for a legislative remedy for recessions

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 discussed how law might be deployed as a macroeconomic tool to counter financial crisis.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Let the feds’ cap on tax deductions stand—A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

Yair Listokin ’05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Dow Chemical Share Trading Benefits Buffett, Yale Professor Says

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is quoted in an article about possible price manipulation of Dow Chemical stock.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Dow Chemical’s 1-in-1000 Stock Action Works in Warren Buffett’s Favor

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is quoted in an article about possible price manipulation of Dow Chemical stock.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Here’s why we should abolish Tax Day—A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

Yair Listokin ’05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Yair Listokin ’05 to Deliver Shibley Inaugural Lecture

Yair Listokin ’05, the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, will deliver a lecture titled “What Happened to Macro in Law and Economics?” on November 16. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Ask the Experts: Turning Taxes Into an Investment

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is interviewed in an article about the return on investment of tax dollars.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Professors Listokin, Priest, and Rodríguez Receive New Faculty Appointments

The Yale Corporation has voted to approve three new appointments to the Yale Law School faculty.