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Kathryn Zeiler

Kathryn Zeiler

Professor, Georgetown Law

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Kathryn Zeiler is a professor of law at Georgetown Law. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California (2000) and her PhD (Economics) from the California Institute of Technology (2003).

Professor Zeiler teaches Torts and Economic Analysis of Health Care Law, and co-directs the Georgetown Law & Economics Workshop. Her research focuses on health care law and economics, medical malpractice liability and insurance, disclosure regulation, experimental economics and behavioral law and economics.

She has been a visiting professor at NYU and Harvard Law Schools.

Selected Publications


Mello, Michelle M., and Kathryn Zeiler. "Empirical Health Law Scholarship: The State of the Field." Georgetown Law Journal 96, no. 2 (2008): 649-702.

Silver, Charles, Kathryn Zeiler, Bernard S. Black, David A. Hyman, and William M. Sage. "Malpractice Payouts and Malpractice Insurance: Evidence from Texas Closed Claims, 1990-2003." The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice 33, no. 2 (2008): 177-192.


Plott, Charles R., and Kathryn Zeiler. "Asymmetries in Exchange Behavior Incorrectly Interpreted as Evidence of Endowment Effect Theory and Prospect Theory?" American Economic Review 97, no. 4 (2007): 1449-1466.

Hyman, David A., Bernard S. Black, Kathryn Zeiler, Charles Silver, and William M. Sage. "Do Defendants Pay What Juries Award?: Post-Verdict Haircuts in Texas Medical Malpractice Cases, 1988-2003." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 4, no. 1 (2007): 3-68.

Zeiler, Kathryn, Charles Silver, Bernard S. Black, David A. Hyman, and William M. Sage. "Physicians' Insurance Limits and Malpractice Payments: Evidence from Texas Closed Claims 1990-2003." Journal of Legal Studies 36, no. S2 (2007): S9-S45.


Krawiec, Kimberly, and Kathryn Zeiler. "Common Law Disclosure Duties and the Sin of Omission: Testing the Meta-theories." Virginia Law Review 91, no. 8 (2005): 1795-1888.

Plott, Charles R., and Kathryn Zeiler. "The Willingness to Pay-Willingness to Accept Gap, the "Endowment Effect," Subject Misconceptions, and Experimental Procedures for Eliciting Valuations." American Economic Review 95, no. 3 (2005): 530-545.