Prof. Feldman Yuval

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Prof. Feldman Yuval
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" 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. “

 

Publications

Publications

The Law of Good People: Challenging States’ Ability to Regulate Human Behavior (Cambridge U Press 2016)

  • Anchoring Legal Standards (with Doron  Teichman and Amos Sccur). [Fourtcoming J. EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 2016]
  • Blinding the Law: The Potential Virtue of Legal Uncertainty (with Shahar Lifshitz) in Blinding as a Solution to a Bias, Kessleman and Robertson Eds,) 2016

Commonsense Morality and the Ethics of Killing in War: An Experimental Survey of the Israeli Populatio,  Law& Ethics of Human Rights (2015) (with Itschak Benbaji and Amir Falk). 

  • Working Papers
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  • Rule Conditionality (with Adam Fine, Benjamin Von Rooji, Shaul Shavlie,) [ Revised and Resubmitted to Law and Human Behavior]
  • Can we Regulate Good People? (with Eliran Halali) [Under Review]
  • Formal and Social Enforcement in Response to Individual vs. Corporate Transgressions" ( with Uriel Haran and Doron Teichman) [Under Review]
  • 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) [Under Review]
  • 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) [Under Review]
  • Non-Verbal Communication and Consumer Protection Law (with Shmulick Becher) [Under Review]

Non-Refereed Publications

  • 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 (with Ben Deporter), Review of Law and Economics (2009)
  • National Report on the Regulation of Triangular Relationships in Israel (with Ronit Nadiv), of XVIII World Congress of Labor and Social Security Law, Paris, September 2006.
  • Attitudes and Behavior, Encyclopedia of Law and Society American and Global Perspectives, SAGE Publications, 2006.

Dissertation Topic

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.

 

 

Work in progress

Work in Progress / (Data collection Stage)

  • Revisiting Ambiguity in Contracts (with Henry Smith and John Golden)
  • Legal Ambiguity and Self Interest:  The role of Dual-Process Interpretation in Implicit Corruption (with Mazarin Banaji and Eliran Halali).
  • Why Israelis Discriminate?  (with Tammy Kricheli-Katz).
  • Effect of Nation Law on Tolerance in Israel (with Neta Barak Koren)
  • 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 Koachaki).
  • Behavioral Engineering and the Law (with Orly Lobel).
  • Joint vs. Separate Evaluation in Judicial Decision Making (with Doron Teichman and Amos Schur)
  • Behavioral and Experimental Approaches to Proportionality Judgments (with Mota Kreminzer, Raanan Sulziano-Keinan, Talia Steiner, Marian Mostenok, Hadar Arditi)
  • Two stage decisions in courts (with Shay N. Lavie)

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Education

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.                         

 

Research Interests

 

Behavioral Analysis of Law; Quantitative Approaches to Law and Society; Experimental Law and Economics; Ethical Decision-Making; Employment Law; Regulatory Impact and Social Norms; Organizational Misconduct; Formal and Non-formal Enforcement Strategies.

 

Professional Experience

 

2015 –Present             Full Professor (Kaplan Chair in Legal Research), Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.

2014- Present              Senior Fellow for Research, The Israel Democracy Institute,

Sum, 2013                   Visiting Professor (Behavioral Law and Econ) U. Torino, Italy

2013-2015                   Non-Residential Lab Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for the Study of Ethics

2011-2013                   Lab Fellow the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (Law School) and the  Banaji Social Cognition Lab (Psych Dept.) Harvard University

2011-2015                   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

2015-2018       Co-PI Piecemeal Adjudication (PI Sahy N. Lavie) Israel National Science Foundation

2015                Can we Regulate 'Good' People in Subtle Conflicts of Interest Situations (with Eliran Halali) Jerusalem Crime Group

2013-2015         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). Non-Residential Grant, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

2014                 Behavioral Analysis of Law: Motivation, Cognition and Moral Judgments (with Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut, Doron Teichman and Eyal Zamir). Israel National Science Foundation ISF -Workshop Grant

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 (with Oren Perez). Israel National Science Foundation ISF -Workshop Grant

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 (with Oren Perez). Israel National Science Foundation ISF

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 (with David Hann). Institute for the Study of the Banking Industry

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

Academic Activities

2015-2018       Co-Director (with Dr. Raanan Sulziano Keinan) ERC Funded  Behavioral and Experimental Research Group on Proportionality Judgments (6 researchers)  (PI Mota Kreminzer)

2015-               Co-Director (with Yotam Margalit) Research Group on Reform in Public Sector and Employment Relationship in Israel (Funded by the Israel Democracy Institute)

2015                Higher Academic Council Bar Ilan ; University Appeals Committee

2014-               Senior Research Fellow, Israeli Institute of Democracy, starting 2014

2012-               Editorial  Board of Regulation  & Governance

2010-               Member of the Hiring Committee

2014                Member of the Program Committee ISNIE, Harvard University 2015

2005-2010       Member of Graduate Program Committee

International Conferences and Workshops: Organized

2016               Co Organizer (with Ra’anan Sulziano Keinan and Talia Steiner)  ERC Expert workshop on behavioral and experimental approaches to Proportionality

2013                Co-Organizer (with Ilana Ritov, Tehila Kogut, Doron Teichman and Eyal Zamir).Behavioral Analysis of Law: Motivation, Cognition and Moral Judgments (ISF Funded)

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)

Presentation in International Conferences and Workshops

  • BIT : Legal and Ethical Perspectives BX  Harvard University June 2016
  • Can we Regulate Good People? (with Eliran Halali) in The Annual Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, Washington U St. Louis  Oct 2015
  • Formal and Social Enforcement in Response to Individual vs. Corporate Transgressions" ( with Uriel Haran and Doron Teichman) in The Annual Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, Washington U St. Louis  Oct 2015 (Doron)
  • Regulating Situational and Intentional Wrong-Doers, TILEC Tilburg University Sept 2015
  • The Law of Good People: Challenging States’ Ability to Regulate Human Behavior, Notre Dam U Dublin July 2015
  • 'Anchoring Legal Standards' (with Doron Teichman and Amos Schur) in The 9th Annual Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, UC Berkeley Nov 2014. American Law and Economics Association May 2015
  • 'Behavioral Insights on Employee Mobility in the Hi-Tech Industry', in The Non-Compete Workshop, the Max Plank Institute for the Study of Innovation, Munich, Nov 2014.
  • 'The Law of Bad and Good People' in Workshop on Individual Differences in Law, Notre Dam in London June 2014.
  • Representing Israel (with Prof. Ilana Ritov) Inauguration meeting of the Global Empirical Legal Studies , Cornell University June 2014
  • 'Behavioral Tradeoffs' (with Orly Lobel) in Workshop – Nudging in Europe:what can Law Learn from Behavioral Science,University of Liege, Belgium Dec 2014.
  • '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) in Edmond J. Safra Center Harvard Law School.
  • 'Behavioral Equity' (with Henry Smith) in What Makes Intervention Legitimate? 31st Seminar on New Institutional Economics,Weimar, Germany, June 2013; The Law and Econ Workshop of Harvard University, Feb 2014; Faculty workshop of the IDC Herzeliya And Tel Aviv University Law Schools
  • 'Legal Ambiguity and Self Interest:  The role of Dual-Process Interpretation in Implicit Corruption' (with Mazarin Banaji and Greg Willard) in American Association of Law and Society conference, 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) in American Association of Law and Society conference, Boston, May 2013;, Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Pennsylvania, October 2013; American Law& Economics (Henry) Private Law Workshop,U Penn Law School, May 2014.
  • 'Optimizing the Efficacy of Law in Curbing Misconducts in the Pharmaceutical Industry' (with Rebecca Gauthier & Troy Schuller) in American Association of Law and Society conference, 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' in Law and Market Behavior Conference, University 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) in Empirical Legal Studies Conference, Stanford University, 2012.

  • 'Perception of Legality, Dual Process Reasoning, and Ethical Decision-Making' in PCW, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, August 2012.
  • 'The Effect of  Specificity and Monitoring on Compliance, Performance and Innovation' in Gruter Institute Conference, Lake Tahoe, May 2012.
  • 'Reference Points and Contract Interpretation: An Empirical Examination' (With Doron Teichman and Amos Schur) in American Law and Economics Annual Meeting Stanford university 2012 (Doron);, Boston University Law School Faculty Workshop ,Boston, April 2012; UC Berkeley Law and Econ Workshop, Berkeley Univerisy, October 2012.
  • 'Motivating Environmental Action in an Heterogeneous Regulatory Environment: Framing, Crowding out and Institutional Effects' (With Oren Perez) in Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Law and Economics, University of Amsterdam, June 2011 (Oren).
  • 'Are all Contractual Obligations Created Equal?' (with Doron Teichman) in American Law and Economics Association, Columbia University, May 2011;  A joint ETH Zurich Workshop, (University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen and University of Lucerne Law and Economics), Zurich, February 2011; and Conference on Empirical Legal Studies,Yale University, 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) in 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' in Washington U at St. Louis Round Table on For Love or Money, Washington, March 2010.
  • 'Legal Uncertainty as an Authenticity Enhancing Device'  (with Shachar Lifshitz) in Behavioral Analysis of Law, Haifa University, December 2009; ILSA, IDC Herzeliya, December 2010.
  • 'What Employees Really Want' (with Amir Falk and Miri Katz) in Empirical Legal Studies Conference, Tel Aviv University, 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) in ILSA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 2008.
  • 'Are all Legal Probabilities Created Equal' (with Doron Teichman) in Empirical and Behavioral Analysis of Criminal law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 2008; Boston University Law and Economics Workshop, Boston, September 2008; European Law and Economics (Presented by Doron), Rome, September 2009; 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) in Empirical Legal Studies Annual Conference, Cornell University, September 2008; American Law and Society Association (Tom), McGill University, May 2008; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010.
  • 'Decentralized Enforcement in the Workplace: An Experimental Analysis of the interrelationship between the State, the Organization and the Individual Employee' (with Orly Lobel) in American Law and Society Association- Workshop on Regulation in Humboldt University, , July 2007.
  • 'The Misperception of Norms: The Psychology of Bias and the Economics of Equilibrium' (with Robert D. Cooter, Michal Feldman), American Law and Economics Association (Robert), Harvard University, May 2007)
  • 'Are all Legal Dollars Created Equal' (with Doron Teichman) in 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) in Behavioral and Experimental  Law and Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2006; Max Plank Institute for the Study of Collective Goods, Bonn, January 2007.
  • 'The Expressive Function of the Law: Legality, Cost, Intrinsic Motivation and Consensus' in The First Conference of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Texas, October 2006.
  • XVIII World Congress on Labor law and Social Security, Sorbonne, ,September 2006.
  • 'The Behavioral Foundations of Trade Secrets: Tangibility, Authorship and Legality' in IP in the Workplace, IDC Herzliya, 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' in Workshop on the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property, LIUC, Italy, July 2005; Law and Society 10th Summer InstitutionBerkeley University, July 2003.
  • 'The Behavioral Foundations of Trade Secrets:  Tangibility, Authorship and Legality' in Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 2004.
  • 'The Behavioral Foundations of the Expressive Function of the Law' in Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 2004.
  • ‘Old Wine for the “New” Norms Literature, The Social Psychology of Social Norms and Legal Compliance in 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 in 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' in Law, Economics and Psychology, UC Berkeley, April 2002.
  • ‘Control or Security , Therapeutic Approach to the Freedom of Contracts' in  Second International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, University of Cincinnati, May 2001.
  • ’Motivational Jurisprudence and legal Policy’ in Annual Meeting of The Society of Psychological Study of Social Issues, University of Minnesota, June 2000.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses

Courses

Employment/labor law; IP in the Workplace; Law and Psychology; Behavioral Analysis of law; Law and Rationality, Research Methods, Conflict of Interest; Empirical Legal Studies

Professional Memberships

American Law and Society Association; Israeli Bar; Empirical Legal Studies Association; American Law and Economics Association

PhD Students

Sima Kremer (with Alon Harel)

Lior Mashaali (with Shahar Lifshits)

Adi Ben Zeev (with Talia Fisher)

Neta Nadiv

Idit Solomon (MA)