Brief Bio

Eyal Zamir is a professor at the Law faculty of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest include: Contract and Commercial Law and Theory; Economic and Behavioral Analysis of Law; Law and Normative Ethics; Empirical Legal Studies.

Visiting Positions include: Harvard Law School, 1990-91 (visiting researcher); Yale Law School, 1996-97 (visiting scholar); NYU School of Law, 2005-06 (senior global research fellow); University of Georgetown Law Center, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2012 (visiting professor); UCLA School of Law, Fall 2010 (visiting professor); University of Zürich (April 2011) (visiting professor); Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena (July 2012) (visiting professor).

Academic awards include: the Y. Sussman Law Prize (1988); Rothschild Fellowship for advanced studies (1990-91); Fulbright Researcher Award (1990-91); Yigal Alon Fellowship (1991-94); The Hebrew University President’s Prize for Excellent Young Scholar, named after Yoram Ben Porat (1994, first recipient); the Zeltner Prize (for Senior Scholar, 2011); the Rector Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Participation in the Life of the Academic Community (2013); Justice Shneor Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law (for senior scholar) (2014).

Representative Publications

“Private Claims to Property Rights in the  Future Israeli-Palestinian Settlement”, 89 American Journal of International Law  295-340 (1995) (with E. Benvenisti)

“The Inverted Hierarchy of Contract  Interpretation and Supplementation”, 97 Columbia Law Review 801-93 (1997)

“The  Efficiency of Paternalism”, 84 Virginia Law Review 229-86 (1998)

“The Missing  Interest: Restoration of the Contractual Equivalence”, 93 Virginia Law Review  59-138 (2007)

“Law, Morality, and Economics: Integrating Moral  Constraints with Economic Analysis of Law”, 96 California Law Review  323-91 (2008) (with B. Medina)

Law, Economics, and Morality 363 pp. (Oxford  University Press, 2010) (with B. Medina)

“Revisiting the Debate over  Attorneys’ Contingent Fees: A Behavioral Analysis,” 39 Journal of Legal  Studies 245-88 (2010) (with I. Ritov)

“Loss Aversion, Omission Bias, and the  Burden of Proof in Civil Litigation”, 41 Journal of Legal Studies 165-207  (2012) (with I. Ritov)

“Affirmative Action and other Group Tradeoff Policies: Identifiability of the Adversely Affected People” 125 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50 (2014) (with I. Ritov)

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (co-edited with D. Teichman)

Law, Psychology, and Morality: The Role of Loss Aversion (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Advanced Contract Law