Prof. Eyal Zamir

Prof. Eyal Zamir
Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law; Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law
02-5823845; 052-4510121


1982 - LL.B. cum laude, Law Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;

1989 - Dr. Jr., Law Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Representative publications

Law, Economics, and Morality (OUP, 2010) 376 pp. (with B. Medina); Chinese translation by Xu Dafeng (Fu Dan University Press, Shanghai China, 2015);

Law, Psychology, and Morality: The Role of Loss Aversion 258+18  pp. (OUP, 2014).

 “The Inverted Hierarchy of Contract Interpretation and Supplementation,” 97 Columbia L. Rev. 1710-803 (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);

“Revisiting the Debate over Attorneys’ Contingent Fees: A Behavioral Analysis,” 38 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);

“Contract Law and Theory – Three Views of the Cathedral,” 81 University of Chicago Law Review 2077–2123 (2014);

“Affirmative Action and other Group Tradeoff Policies: Identifiability of the Adversely Affected People” 125 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50-60 (2014) (with I. Ritov);

“Explaining Self-Interested Behavior of Public-Spirited Policymakers” Public Administration Review (Forthcoming, 2017) (with R. Sulitzeanu-Kenan).


List of Publications



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