Yair Listokin examines problems in tax law, corporate law, contract law, and bankruptcy law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. His additional interests are in federal income taxation and secured transactions. Recent projects include a theoretical inquiry into the impact of taxation on the size of the financial sector and an empirical study of consumer’s implicit understandings of the meaning of contractual silence.
He also has studied various issues in criminal law, including sentencing equity, statutes of limitations, and the finances of gangs.
He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before joining the Yale faculty in 2006.
He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in economics from Princeton University. He earned his law degree at Yale, where he was three times named the John M. Olin Prize Winner for the best student paper in law and economics.