Avraham Tabbach joined TAU Law Faculty in 2004 and since 2016 he is a Full Professor. He serves as the academic director of the Tel-Aviv-Berkeley Executive LLM Program, as an associate editor of the International Review of Law and Economics (IRLE), and also as a board member of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE). In 2006 Tabbach won the Zeltner Prize of Young Scholars, and recently he won the American Law and Economics Prize for the best paper (2017). From 2011 to 2013 Tabbach was visiting Amsterdam Center of Law and Economics (ACLE) at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Tabbach received his LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997) and LLM (2000) and JSD (2003) from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was also a Fulbright Fellow and an Olin Scholar in Law and Economics. He teaches Taxation, Corporate Finance and various courses in Law and Economics. His research focuses on game theoretical models of law enforcement, tort, taxation, corporate finance and recently litigation. Tabbach’s recent publications include: “Tax-Losses Mechanisms” (2014) University of Chicago Law Review 81: 1509-67 (with Jacob Nussim); “More Manipulation Less Risk Taking? (2015) Journal of Finance and Economics 3(3): 1-25 (leading article, with Sharon Hannes); “Solving the volunteer's dilemma: the efficiency of rewards versus punishment” (2016) American Law and Economics Review 18(1): 1-32 (leading article, with Shmuel Leshem) and Volunteer’s uncertainty dilemma, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (forthcoming 2018, with Tim Friehe).
Prof. Avraham Tabbach
Research Interests and Teaching
Game Theory, Law and Economics, Taxation, Public Finance, Corporate Finance, Torts and Criminal Law.
A comparison of simple action-based and outcome-based policies for emergency-like situations”
Mathematical Social Sciences (forthcoming 2018, with Tim Friehe).
“Solving the Volunteer’s Dilemma: the Efficiency of Rewards versus Punishment”
American Law and Economics Review, (2016) 18(1): 1-32 (leading article, winner of the 2017 ALEA prize for best paper, with Shmuel Leshem).
“More Manipulation Less Risk Taking?”
Journal of Finance and Economics (2015) 3(3): 1-25 (leading article, with Sharon Hannes).
University of Chicago Law Review, (2014) 81: 1509-1567 (with Jacob Nussim).
“Inadequate Compensation and Multiple Equilibria”
International Review of Law and Economics, (2014) 38: 33-47 (with Massimo D’Antoni).
"Commitment versus Flexibility in Enforcement Games”
B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Contributions) (2012) 12(1), 1935-1704 (with Shmuel Leshem).
“Willingness to Pay, Death, Wealth, and Damages”
American Law and Economic Review (2011) 13(1), 45-103. (with Ariel Porat)
"The Social Desirability of Punishment Avoidance"
The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (2010) 26(2), 265-289.
"Deterrence and Avoidance”
International Review of Law and Economics (2009) 29(4), 314-323 (with Jacob Nussim).
“Criminal Behavior, Sanctions, And Income Taxation: An Economic Analysis”.
The Journal of Legal Studies (2003) 32 (2), 383-406.