Omri Ben-Shahar, whose research focuses on the intersection of law and economics, joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty fulltime in September 1999. Since then, he founded and has been named director of the Olin Center for Law and Economics. He previously taught as a professor of law and economics at Tel-Aviv University, was a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, served as a panel member of Israel's Antitrust Court, and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.
Ben-Shahar teaches courses in Contracts, Electronic Commerce, Intellectual Property, and Economic Analysis of Law. He holds a B.A. in economics and LL.B. from Hebrew University, and an LL.M., S.J.D., and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, where he was a Fullbright Fellow and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.
Ben-Shahar writes in the fields of contract law and products liability. His work has been published in many journals, among them the Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Legal Studies, and American Law and Economics Review. His article, "Contracts without Consent," was the subject matter of a recent symposium published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
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