Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Oren Bar-Gill

Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Professor of Law and Economics
New York University
Visiting Scholar
4/4/11 4/8/11

Oren Bar-Gill’s scholarship focuses on the law and economics of contracts and contracting. His publications include: “Consent and Exchange” (with Lucian Bebchuk) in the Journal of Legal Studies (2010); “The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Subprime Mortgage Contracts,” which appeared in the Cornell Law Review (2009); “The Prisoners’ (Plea Bargain) Dilemma” (with Omri Ben-Shahar), in the Journal of Legal Analysis (2009); and “Making Credit Safer” (with Elizabeth Warren), in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2008).

Bar-Gill joined the New York University School of Law faculty in January 2005 from Harvard University, where he was a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows. He was an Olin Fellow at Harvard Law School. He previously served in the Israeli Judge Advocate General Corps from 1997 to 1999, where he participated in criminal, administrative, and constitutional proceedings.

After completing undergraduate studies in economics and law at Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Gill earned a master’s degree in law and economics and doctorate in economics there. He also holds an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School.