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Prof. Feldman Yuval
Room 105, new wing
Prof. Yuval Feldman is visiting Harvard University in 2011-13
" Prof. Feldman received a BA in Psychology and an LLB from Bar-Ilan University (1998), and a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley in 2004. He clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel from 1998–1999. His main research topics include: Behavioral and experimental analysis of law; ethical decision making; regulatory impact and compliance, enforcement and social norms, and employment law. He has been the recipient of a number of national fellowships and awards including Rothschild, Fulbright, Alon, Olin, and Zeltner. In addition, he has been awarded a number of competitive research grants to conduct large scale empirical projects, from foundations such as the European Union (FP6), the German-Israeli Foundation, the American Bar Association (with Orly Lobel), and the Harvard Center for Ethics (with Francesca Gino and Maryam Kochaki). He was also awarded three consecutive biannual grants from the Israel National Science Foundation (with Oren Perez, Itschak Benbaji, and Doron Teichman, respectively).
Prof. Feldman's papers (mostly joint) have been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Law & Contemporary Problems, J. Law & Society; Law & Society Review, and Regulation & Governance (where he is also on the editorial board). His articles have also been published in student edited law reviews such as NYU Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, The Georgetown Law Journal, and Texas Law Review. In 2011–2013 he was a lab fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Lab and the Implicit Social Cognition Lab (Banaji), both at Harvard University (Law and Psychology respectively). Since 2014 he is a Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, heading the project on Tolerance and Alienation in Israel: A Behavioral Perspective. “
Prof. Yuval Feldman
Faculty of Law
Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
Ph.D. Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
L.L.B. Bar-Ilan University, Magna Cum Laude, Ramat-Gan Israel, 1998.
B.A. Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 1998.
Employment Law; Behavioral Analysis of Law, Experimental Law and Economics; Ethical Decision-Making; Quantitative Approaches to Law and Society; Regulatory Impact and Social Norms; Organizational Misconduct; Formal and Non-formal Enforcement Strategies.
2014 - Senior Research Fellow Israel Democracy Institute [ Project on Alienation and Tolerance in Israel: A Behavioral Perspective]
2013- Non Residential Lab Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for the Study of Ethics, Harvard University
Summer 2013 Visiting Professor (Behavioral Law and Econ) U. Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy
2011-2013 Residential Lab Fellow the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (Law School) and the Banaji Social Cognition Lab (Psych Dept.) Harvard University
2011- Professor of Law (Chaver/Associate), Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.
2009 – 2011 Senior Lecturer (with tenure), Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.
2005-2009. Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.
2004-2005 Instructor, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.
2000-2002 Graduate Student Instructor, Economic Analysis of Private Law, University of California, Berkeley
2000-2002 Graduate Student Instructor, Public Choice, University of California, Berkeley
Sum, 2001 Research Assistant, AFL-CIO State Legislation Project, California Institute of Industrial Relations.
Sum, 2000 Research Assistant, Prof. Robert J. MacCoun, Econometric Analysis of Social Norms and Juvenile Drug Use, University of California, Berkeley.
1998-1999 Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law, Shaarey Mishpat College of Legal Studies, Hod Hasharon.
1998-1999 Clerk to the Honorable Justice Tova Strasberg-Cohen, Israel’s Supreme Court, Jerusalem.
1997-1999 Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.
1997-1998 Dr. Rosensweig and Co. Attorneys, Tel-Aviv (Tax and White Color).
- Competitive Grants
·2013 – 2015 Expressive effects of Ethical codes: An Experimental Survey of U.S employees' Interpretation, understanding and implementation of institutional ethical policies. Non-Residential Grant, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University (With Francesca Gino and Maryam Kaouchaki)
- 2014 Behavioral Analysis of Law: Motivation, Cognition and Moral Judgments - Israel National Science Foundation ISF -Workshop Grant (with Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut, Doron Teichman and Eyal Zamir)
- 2011-2013 The Contribution of Ambiguity to the Creation and Endurance of Noncompliance in Organizations. Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University (Residential Lab Grant)
- 2011-2014 Contractual Compliance Motivations (with Doron Teichman) Israel National Science Foundation
- 2009-2011 The Immunity of Civilians in War: Exploring Moral Intuitions about Killing Innocents in Military Conflicts (with Itzhak Benbaji) Israel National Science Foundation ISF
- 2008-2009 The Litigation Bounty: A Study of the Comparative Effectiveness of Monetary Rewards as Compliance Systems. (with Orly Lobel) American Bar Association
- 2008-2009 The Regulatory State at the 21st Century: Fundamental Questions in the Design of Regulatory Policy - Lessons from the Environmental Field (Israel National Science Foundation ISF -Workshop Grant) with Oren Perez)
- 2008-2009 An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Fairness, Social Norms, Self-interest and Legal Context on the Optimal Specificity of Legal Rules. (German-Israel Foundation-Young Scientists Program)
- 2006-2008 The Instrument Choice Dilemma in the Environmental Field: An Experimental Approach to the Effect of Regulation on the Formation of Social Norms. Israel National Science Foundation ISF (with Oren Perez)
- 2005-2007 Labor Laws, Employment Contracts and Collective Agreements: An Experimental Survey of Israeli Employees' Attitudes toward Legality in the Workplace. EU International Reintegration Grant (Marry Currie)
- 2005-2006 Research Grant from the Institute for the Study of the Banking Industry (with David Hann).
Honors and Fellowships
2011-2013 Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University
2008 The Zeltner Award for the Young Scholar – Tel-Aviv University and the Rotary Foundation
2007-2010 Alon Fellowship – Israel's Counsel for Advancing Science
2003 Liberty Fund, DC, Honorarium
2002-2003 UC Berkeley Graduate Division, Fellowship
2002 George Mason University, Honorarium
2001-2004 Institute for Humane Studies, Research Fellowship
2003-2004 JSP/Graduate Division Department Level Fellowships
2001-2002 JSP/Graduate Division Department Level Fellowships
2000-2004 John M. Olin Research Fellowship in Law and Economics
2000 Society of Psychological Study of Social Issues
1999-2001 Fulbright (U.S-Israel) Doctoral Fellowship
1999-2000 The Rothschild Foundation –Yad Hanadiv- Doctoral Fellowship
International Conferences and Workshops
- Behavioral Tradeoffs (with Orly Lobel) Liege Workshop – Nudging in Europe
- Expressive effects of Ethical codes: An Experimental Survey of U.S employees' Interpretation, understanding and implementation of institutional ethical policies. (With Francesca Gino and Maryam Kaouchaki) Edmond J. Safra Center Harvard Law School
- Behavioral Equity (with Henry Smith) What Makes Intervention Legitimate? 31st Seminar on New Institutional Economics Weimar, Germany June 2013
- Legal Ambiguity and Self Interest: The role of Dual-Process Interpretation in Implicit Corruption (with Mazarin Banaji and Greg Willard) [American Association of Law and Society Boston May 2013]
- An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Good Faith, Legal Specificity and Probability of Sanctioning on Compliance and Performance (With Henry Smith and Constantine Boussalis [American Association of Law and Society Boston May 2013; Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, Penn October 2013 Law and Econ Workshop Harvard Law School, 2014]
- Optimizing the Efficacy of Law in Curbing Misconducts in the Pharmaceutical Industry (with Rebecca Gauthier & Troy Schuller) [American Association of Law and Society Boston May 2013] (Invited Paper for Symposium J. Law, Medicine & Ethics)
·Bounded Ethicality and the Law: A Proposed Framework for the incorporation of Ethical Decision Making Research into Behavioral Law and Economics Law and Market Behavior Conference in U of Notre Dame April 2013
·Commonsense Morality and the Ethics of Killing in War: An Experimental Survey of the Israeli Population (with Yitzhak Benbaji and Amir Falk) Empirical Legal Studies Conference Stanford 2012
- Perception of Legality, Dual Process Reasoning, and Ethical Decision-Making, PCW, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston August 2012
- The effect of Specificity and Monitoring on Compliance, Performance and Innovation, Gruter Institute Conference, Lake Tahoe May 2012
- Reference Points and Contract Interpretation: An Empirical Examination, (With Doron Teichman and Amos Schur) American Law and Economics Annual Meeting, Stanford 2012, Boston University Law School Faculty Workshop April 2012 UC Berkeley Law and Econ Workshop October 2012
- Motivating Environmental Action in an Heterogeneous Regulatory Environment: Framing, Crowding out and Institutional Effects (With Oren Perez)
Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Law and Economics, U Amsterdam June 2011
- Are all Contractual Obligations Created Equal? (with Doron Teichman)
--American Law and Economics Association, Columbia, May 2011
-- A joint ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen and University f Lucerne Law and Economics Workshop. February 2011
--Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Yale, November 2010
- The Incentives Matrix: Experimental Studies of the Comparative Effectiveness of Enforcement Systems (with Orly Lobel) in
----American Bar Foundation, Chicago, November 2010
-- -Yale-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, Yale, June 2010
---American Law and Economics Association, Princeton, May 2010
---Building Theory through Empirical Legal Studies, UC Berkeley, April 2009
- Decentralized Enforcement techniques (with Orly Lobel) Law& Society Annual Meeting, Chicago May 2010
- The Complexity of Disentangling Intrinsic and Extrinsic compliance Motivations: Theoretical and Empirical Insights from the Behavioral Analysis of Law
--Washington U at St. Louis Round Table on For Love or Money, March 2010.
- Legal Uncertainty as an Authenticity Enhancing Device (with Shachar Lifshitz) Behavioral Analysis of Law (Haifa U) Dec 2009
--ILSA , IDC Herzelia Dec 2010
- What Employees really want (with Amir Falk and Miri Katz) Empirical Legal Studies Conference, TAU March 2009
-- Law& Society Annual Meeting, Chicago May 2010)
- How Law Changes the Environmental Mind: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Legal Norms on Moral Perceptions and Civic Enforcement (With Oren Perez) ILSA, Hebrew U, December 2008,
- Are all Legal Probabilities Created Equal (with Doron Teichman). Empirical and Behavioral Analysis of Criminal law, Hebrew U May 2008.
--Boston University Law and Economics Workshop, September 2008,
--European Law and Economics, Rome, Sept. 2009 (Doron)
--Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, September 2009
--Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods, Bonn, September 2009
- Mandated Justice: The potential promise and possible pitfalls of mandating procedural justice (with Tom Tyler) Empirical Legal Studies Annual Conference (Cornell U, September 2008)
--American Law and Society Association (McGill U, May 2008) (Tom)
-- Hebrew U 2010.
- Decentralized Enforcement in the Workplace: An Experimental Analysis of the interrelationship between the State, the Organization and the Individual Employee (with Orly Lobel). American Law and Society Association- Workshop on Regulation Humboldt University (Berlin July 2007)
- The Misperception of Norms: The Psychology of Bias and the Economics of Equilibrium (with Robert D. Cooter, Michal Feldman,)http://works.bepress.com/robert_cooter/138 American Law and Economics Association, Harvard University (May 2007) (Bob)
- Are all Legal Dollars Created Equal (with Doron Teichman).
--- Euro-Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (Berlin July 2007)
- Social Norms and Legal Ambiguity: An Experimental Analysis of the Rule vs. Standard Dilemma. (with Alon Harel)
--- Behavioral and Experimental Law and Economics, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, June 2006
---Max Plank Institute for the Study of Collective Goods, Bonn Germany January 2007
- The Expressive Function of the Law: Legality, Cost, Intrinsic Motivation and Consensus, First Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, U of Texas at Austin, (October 2006)
- XVIII World Congress on Labor law and Social Security, Sorbonne, Paris (September 2006)
- The Behavioral Foundations of Trade Secrets: Tangibility, Authorship and Legality, IP in the Workplace, IDC (December 2005)
- Behavioral and Social Mechanisms that Undermine Legality in the Workplace: Examining The Efficacy of Trade-Secrets Laws Among Knowledge Workers in Silicon Valley,
- ---Workshop on the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property LIUC, Italy (July 2005)
----Law and Society 10th Summer Institution , Berkeley (July 2003)]
- The Behavioral Foundations of Trade Secrets: Tangibility, Authorship and Legality. Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago (May 2004)
- The Behavioral Foundations of the Expressive Function of the Law, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago (May 2004)
- ‘Old Wine for the “New” Norms Literature, The Social Psychology of Social Norms and Legal Compliance, The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior, George Mason University (November 2002)
- ‘An Experimental Approach to the Study of Normative Failures: Divulging of Trade Secrets by Silicon Valley Employees, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting University of British Columbia, (June 2002)
- Perceptions of Human Capital, Normative Control and Fairness: An Experimental Approach to Silicon Valley Trade-Secret Practices. Presented in Law, Economics and Psychology, UC Berkeley (April 2002)
- ‘Control or Security , Therapeutic Approach to the Freedom of Contracts”, Second International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, University of Cincinnati, (May 2001)
- ’Motivational Jurisprudence and legal Policy’ The Society of Psychological Study of Social Issues, Annual Meeting, University of Minnesota, (June 2000)
- Reference Points and Contract Interpretation. (with Doron Teichman and Amos Schur) [J. Empirical Legal Studies 2014]
- Motivating Compliance Through Differentiated Regulation: An Empirical Analysis of the role of Recycling Incentives in a Pluralistic Society (Hebrew) with Keren Shmueli and Oren Perez, forthcoming Bar-Ilan Law Review 2014
- Behavioral Equity (with Henry Smith) J. of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2014, forthcoming (symposium volume)
- Bounded Ethicality and the Law: A Proposed Framework for the incorporation of Ethical Decision Making Research into Behavioral Law and Economics Handbook of Behavioral Law and Economics (Zamir and Teichman Eds. Oxford 2014, forthcoming)
- Optimizing the Efficacy of Law in Curbing Misconducts in the Pharmaceutical Industry (with Rebecca Gauthier & Troy Schuller) [Symposium on Institutional corruption], J. Law, Medicine & Ethics (2013, Forthcoming)
- Motivating Environmental Action in a Pluralistic Regulatory Environment (with Oren Perez) Law & Society Review (2012)
- Mandated Justice: The potential promise and possible pitfalls of mandating procedural justice (with Tom Tyler) Regulation and Governance (2012)
- Law and Economics of Employment law (with Orly Lobel and Lilach Luria) Handbook of Law & Economics in Israel (2012)
- Individuals as Enforcers: the Design of Employee Reporting Systems (with Orly Lobel), in Explaining Regulatory Compliance: Business Responses to Legal, Voluntary and Transnational Regulation 263 (Elgar Press 2012).
- Are all Contractual Obligations Created Equal (with Doron Teichman) 100:5 The Georgetown Law Journal 5 (2011)
- Behind the veil of Legal Uncertainty (with Shachar Lifshitz) J. 74 Law and Contemporary Problems, (2011)
- What Do Workers Really Want, (with Amir Falk and Miri Katz) 15 (1) Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal (2011)
- The Complexity of Disentangling Intrinsic and Extrinsic Compliance Motivations: Theoretical and Empirical Insights from the Behavioral Analysis of Law,[Symposium --For Love or Money], Wash U J. of Law and Policy 11 (2011)
- Toward a Behaviorally Responsive Regulation, Handbook of Regulation, (Elgar Press 2011)
- The Incentives Matrix: The Comparative Effectiveness of Rewards, Liabilities, Duties and Protections for Reporting Illegality (With Orly Lobel) 87 Texas Law Review (2010).
- Law and Psychology: Some Thoughts on the Future of the Field 12 Law & Business, 267 (2010).
- How Law Changes the Environmental Mind: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Legal Norms on Moral Perceptions and Civic Enforcement (With Oren Perez) 36(4) J. Law & Society 501, 2009
- Are all Legal Probabilities Created Equal (with Doron Teichman) 84(4) NYU Law Review, 980, (2009)
- Equality in Triangular Relationship in Israel, Empirical and Doctrinal Perspectives (with Ronit Nadiv) Law, Labor and Society 153 (Guy Mondlak Ed. TAU Press, 2010). (In Hebrew).
- Ex Ante vs. Ex-Post: Optimizing State Intervention in Exploitive Triangular Employment Relationship, 30(4) Comparative Labor Law and Society 751 (2009)
- The Expressive Function of the Trade Secret Law: Legality, Cost, Intrinsic Motivation and Consensus 6(1) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 177, (2009)
- The Psychology of Conflict of Interests in the Public Sector, in Conflict of Interests in the Public Sector in Israel (Daphna Barak-Erez, Doron Navot and Mordechay Kreminzer, Eds, 2009) (in Hebrew)
- The Misperception of Norms: The Psychology of Bias and the Economics of Equilibrium (with Robert D. Cooter and Michal Feldman,) http://works.bepress.com/robert_cooter/138 Review of Law & Economics, (2009)
- Behavioral versus Institutional Antecedents of Decentralized Enforcement: An Experimental Approach (with Orly Lobel). 2(2) Regulation & Governance 165-192 (2008)
- Social Norms, Self-Interest and Ambiguity: An Experimental Analysis of the Rule vs. Standard Dilemma. (with Alon Harel). Review of Law & Economics (2008)
- Are all Legal Dollars Created Equal (with Doron Teichman). 102(1) Northwestern University Law Review (2008)
- File Sharing Law and Norms, (with Janice Nadler), 43 San Diego Law Review 577, (2006).
- The Behavioral Foundations of Trade Secrets: Tangibility, Authorship and Legality, 3(2) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 197-236 (2006)
- A Psychological Approach to Trade Secrets: Legality, Efficiency and Morality 3 Law and Business 189-245, (2005) (in Hebrew).
- Some Well-Aged Wines for the “New Norm” Bottles , Implications of Social Psychology to Law and Economics (with Robert J. MacCoun, The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior (Francesco Parisi and Vernon Smith (eds.)Stanford University Press 2005) (Available online at BE Press- Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley http://repositories.cdlib.org/csls/fwp/6).
- An Experimental Approach to the Study of Normative Failures: Divulging of Trade Secrets by Silicon Valley Employees, 2003(1) Journal of Law, Technology and Policy 105 (2003).
- An Experimental Approach to the Study of Social Norms: The Distribution of Intellectual Property in the Workplace, 10 Journal of Intellectual Property Law 59 (2002).
- Symposium: The Varieties Of Therapeutic Experience Excerpts From The Second International Conference On Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Control or Security: A Therapeutic Approach To The Freedom Of Contract, 18 Touro L. Rev. 503 (2002)
Working Papers (Data Collection Completed)
- Immunity of Civilians at War: Behavioral and Moral Perspectives (With Itschak Benbaji and Amir Falk, ISF funded) [forthcoming LEHR 2014 (subject to changes) Symposium on Human Mind and Human Rights ]
- Folk moral intuitions regarding Police vs. Military Rules of Engagement in the war on crime and terror (With Itschak Benbaji and Amir Falk, ISF funded)
- Legal Ambiguity and Self Interest: The role of Dual-Process Interpretation in Implicit Corruption (with Mazarin Banaji and Eliran Haleli) [Law and Society 2013]
- A call for an Integrative Understanding of the Mechanisms Generating Employment Discrimination (with Tamar Kricheli-Katz) forthcoming LEHR 2014 (subject to changes) Symposium on Human Mind and Human Rights
- Legal Socialization and the Ethics of Gray A cross national survey of law students in China, Israel, The Netherlands and the U.S (with Shaul Sahlvi and Benjamin Van Rooji)
- An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Good Faith, Legal Specificity and Probability of Sanctioning on Compliance and Performance (With Henry Smith and Constantine Boussalis) [Law and Society / CELS 2013]
- The efficacy of Dual System Enforcement Strategies Deterring Automatic Biases in Implicit Conflict of Interest Contexts ((with Mazarin Banaji and Eliran Haleli)
- Anchoring Legal Standards (with Doron Teichman and Amos Schur)
- Behavioral Tradeoffs (with Orly Lobel) invited chapter for Nuding in Europe (2014)
Work in Progress / (Data collection Stage)
- The Effect of Time Constraints on Ethical choices in Ambiguous Conflict of Interests (with Dave Rand)
- The inadvertent effect of Ethical Training on Employee Innovation (with Kathleen Zeiler and Orly Lobel)
- Legal Vagueness, Ethicality and the Optimization of Organizational Performance
- Exploring the Variation in the Discriminatory Mindset of Employers: A behavioral game-theory approach (with Tammy Kricheli-Katz)
- Expressive effects of ethical codes: An experimental survey of U.S employees' interpretation, understanding and implementation of institutional ethical policies
(with Francesca Gino and Maryam Karochaki)
- People's Probability (with Alex Stein and Hal Arkes)
- The disclosure effect (with, Zev Eigen and Pam Muller Doron Teichman)
- Social Resentment toward corporate vs. individual wrong-doers (with Uriel Haran and Doron Teichman)
- Behavioral Engineering and the Law (with Orly Lobel)
- Religion, Cognition and Tolerance (with Netta Barak-Corren)
- The Incentive Matrix (with Orly Lobel) Innovations 2010
- Are All Legal Probabilities created Equal (With Doron Teichman) NYU Legal Workshop 2010
- Introduction to symposium on Law and Social Norms, Review of Law and Economics, 2009 (with Ben Deporter)
- National Report on the Regulation of Triangular Relationships in Israel (with Ronit Nadiv), Forthcoming in the proceedings of XVIII World Congress of Labor and Social Security Law, Paris, September 2006.
- Attitudes and Behavior, to appear in the Law and Psychology Section of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Sage Publications 2006.
Confidential Know-How Sharing and Trade-Secrets Laws: Studying the Interaction between Legality, Social Norms and Justice among High-Tech Employees in Silicon Valley (available online through Proquest).
Dissertation Committee: Robert D. Cooter (co–chair); Robert J. MacCoun (co-chair); Philip E. Tetlock.
Employment/labor law; IP in the Workplace; Law and Psychology; Behavioral Analysis of law; Law and Rationality, Research Methods, Conflict of Interest in law
American Law and Society Association; Israeli Bar; Empirical Legal Studies Association; American Law and Economics Association
2009 Co-Organizer (with Oren Perez) International workshop on Regulation (Funded by the ISF)
2006 Co-organizer (with Alon Harel) International Conference on Social Norms and Legal compliance (Funded by the EU)
2005-2010 Member of Graduate Program Committee
2010-2011 Member of the Hiring Committee
Editorial Board of Regulation & Governance since 2012
Senior Fellow, Israeli Institute of Democracy, starting 2014
Sima Kremer (with Alon Harel)
Lior Mashaali (with Shahar Lifshits)
Adi Ben Zeev (with Talia Fisher)
Shlomo Neuman (with Ariel Bandor)