Prof. Ronen Avraham

Prof. Ronen  Avraham
Phone: 03-6409077
Office: Minkoff - Law, 434


Ronen Avraham is a professor of law at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He came to Tel Aviv from the University of Texas at Austin. Before then, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. Professor Avraham obtained his LL.M. and J.S.D. from Michigan Law School after receiving his LL.B. and MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Bar Ilan University (Israel). Professor Avraham has published primarily in referee journal, such as Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Legal Studies, as well as in top law reviews. Professor Avraham is the author the Dataset of State Law Reforms, currently in its 5th edition, which is an important research tool in the study of tort reform in the United States. Professor Avraham teaches Torts, Insurance, and Economic Analysis of Private and Public law. Professor Avraham's primary research interests are in economic analysis of torts and healthcare law and the intersection of liability reform and healthcare reform. In addition he writes about contract theory and theories of justice. In 2018 he expects to work on third party litigation funding and on discrimination and insurance.

Research Interests and Teaching

Insurance Law, Tort Law, Contracts, Tort Reform, Medical Malpractice, Theories of Justice 



SJd, (Science Juris Doctor) University of Michigan Law School.


LLm, (Master in Law) University of Michigan Law School.


MA, (Master in finance) magna cum laude, Bar Ian University School of Business Administration, Israel. 


LLb, (Bachelor of Law) magna cum laude, Bar Ian University School of Law, Israel.



Academic Appointments

Professor of  Law at Tel Aviv Univ. Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin


Visiting Professor of  Law at Tel-Aviv University


Professor of  Law at the University of Texas at Austin


Assistant and then Associate Professor of  Law at Northwestern University


Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University


Visiting Assistant Professor at Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities


Visiting Lecturer at The University of Michigan Law School



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Representative Publications

"Torts and Discrimination", 78 Ohio St. L.J., 2017 (with Kimberly Yuracko)


"The Impact of Tort Reform on Intensity of Treatment Evidence from the Heart Patients", Journal of Health Economic, (39) pp 273-288, 2015 (with M. Schanzenbach)


"Private Information and the Option to Not Sue: A Reevaluation of Contract Remedies", Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, (28)(1)  pp 77-102, 2012 (with, Z. Liu)


"The Impact of Tort Reform on Employers Health Insurance Premium", Journal of Law, Economics & Organization (28)(4) pp 657-686, 2012 (with , L. Dafny M. Schanzenbach)


"Private Regulation", Harvard Journal of  Law and Public Policy (34)(2) pp 546-638 2011 


"The Impact of Tort Reform on Private Health Insurance Coverage", American Law and Economic Review, (12)(2) pp 319-355, 2010 (with M. Schanzenbach)


"The Tragedy of the Human Commons", Cardozo Law Review (29)(2) pp 479-511, 2007 (with  K. Camara )


"An Empirical Study of the Impact of Tort Reforms on Medical Malpractice Settlement Payments", Journal of  Legal Studies (36)(2), pp 183-229, 2007


"Incomplete Contracts with Asymmetric Information: Exclusive V. Optional Remedies", American Law and Economic Review, (8)(2), 2006 (with , Z. Liu)


"Putting a Price on Pain-and-Suffering Damages: A Critique of the Current Approaches and a Preliminary Proposal for Change", 100 Northwestern University Law Rev (87), 2006


"Modular Liability Rules", International Review of Law and Economics (24)(3) pp 269-297, 2004



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