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Friday, March 10, 2023
Law School Co-Hosts Law and Economics Conference in Jerusalem
On March 19, Yale Law School and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will jointly host a conference that presents new scholarship in the field of law and economics. The day’s events will take place at the Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem.
Yair Listokin ’05, Deputy Dean and the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School, collaborated with Yehonatan Givati, the Sylvan M. Cohen Professor of Law at Hebrew University Law School, to organize the conference. They received support from Hebrew University’s newly opened Aumann-Fischer Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy, where Givati serves as Founding Director.
The conference will comprise four panel conversations, which will allow participating scholars to discuss their forthcoming papers.
- Adi Leibovich, Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, will present “Sanctions and Restitution” (joint with Ehud Guttel ’99 LLM, ’02 JSD, the Bora Laskin Professor of Law at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law).
- Sarit Weisburd, Associate Professor at the Hebrew University Business School, will present “Job Mobility and the Gender Wage Gap: The Case of the Israeli Tech Sector”(joint with Itai Ater, Associate Professor at the Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management; Noam Gruber, Visiting Associate Professor at Peking University; and Assaf Kovo of the Hebrew University Economics Department).
- Keren Weinshall, the Edward S. Silver Professor of Law at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, will present “Judging Fast or Slow: The Effects of Reduced Caseloads on Gender- and Ethnic-Based Disparities in Case Outcomes” (joint with Tamar Kricheli-Katz, Associate Professor at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law).
- Yotam Kaplan, Assistant Professor at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, will present “A New Theory of Impossibility, Impracticability, and Frustration” (joint with Givati).
- Alan Schwartz ’64, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present “Generalized Freedom of Contract” (joint with Simone Sepe ’05 LLM, ’09 JSD, the Chester H. Smith Professor and Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law).
- Gideon Parchomovsky ’98 JSD, the Robert G. Fuller Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will present “Patent Scores” (joint with Roy Baharad of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law).
- Miriam Schwartz-Ziv, Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University Business School, will present “How Shifting from In-Person to Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings Affects Shareholders’ Voice.”
- Listokin will present “The Board-Room Where It Happens.”
- Doron Teichman, the Jacob I. Berman Professor of Law at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, will present “Biases in Legal Decision Making: Comparing Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, Law Students, and Laypersons” (joint with Eyal Zamir, the Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law).
- Jonathan Barnett ’99, the Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law, will present “‘Killer Acquisitions’ Reexamined: Economic Hyperbole in the Age of Populist Antitrust.”
- Aaron Nielson, Professor of Law at the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, will present “The Selection of Disputes for Legislation.”
- Givati will present "Preferences for International Redistribution: Theory and Evidence."
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.