Dr. Nussim Jacob

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Telephone: 
03-5317088
Office: 
Room 207, new wing
Reception hours: 
Meetings should be coordinated in advance

Research

Research interests: 

Taxation

Fiscal Policy

Welfare Policy

Law and Economics

Regulation

Publications

1.     The Integration of Tax and Spending Programs, 113 Yale Law Journal 995 (2004) (with David Weisbach)

2.     A Policymaker’s Guide to Welfarism, 155 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra 227 (2006).

3.     Economic Analysis of the Passing On Defense in Tax Law, 38 Jerusalem University Law Review (2007) [Hebrew]

4.     Redistribution Mechanisms, Review of Law & Economics: Vol. 3 : Iss. 2, Article 6 (2007).

5.     Controlling Avoidance: Ex Ante Regulation versus Ex Post Punishment, Review of Law & Economics: Vol. 4 : Iss. 1, Article 4 (2008) (with Avraham Tabbach)

6.      (Non) Regulable Avoidance and the Perils of Punishment, 25 European Journal of Law and Economics 191 (2008) (with Avraham Tabbach).

7.     Deterrence and the Tax Treatment of Monetary Sanction and Litigation Costs, 29 International Review of Law and Economics 1 (2009) (with Avraham Tabbach)

8.     A Revised Model of Unilateral Accidents, 29 International Review of Law and Economics 169 (2009) (with Avraham Tabbach).

9.     Deterrence and Avoidance, 29 International Review of Law and Economics 314 (2009)     (with     Avraham Tabbach)10.  On a Passé Defense: Unjust Enrichment and the Refund of Overpaid Taxes, 18 Supreme Court Economic Review (2010).

11.  Employ vs. Independent Contractor in Tax Law, 33 Tel-Aviv Law Review (2010). [Hebrew]

12.  The Recovery of Unlawful Taxes, 28 Va. Tax Rev. 893 (2009)

13.  To Confuse and Protect: Taxes and Consumer Protection, 1 Columbia Journal of Tax Law 218 (2010).

14.  In Defense of the Passing On Defense, Bar-Ilan University Law Review (forthcoming, 2010) [Hebrew]

Work in progress

  1. The Fallacy of the Double Dividend Hypothesis (with Amit Pazgal).

  2. Decentralized Welfarism (with David Weisbach).

Resume

EDUCATION:

2003 J.S.D. University of Chicago, Law School, U.S.A.

2000 LL.M. University of Chicago, Law School, U.S.A.

1996/2001 LL.B. and LL.M. (magna cum laude) Tel-Aviv University, Law School, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996 B.A. (Economics) (magna cum laude) Tel-Aviv University, School of Economics, Israel.

VISITS (INCLUDING POST-DOCTORATE) IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTES ABROAD:

2004 Workshop on Public Economics and Tax Policy, University of California, Berkeley.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2003-2004 University of Haifa, Law School; Haifa, Israel, Assistant Professor.

2003-2004 Ono Academic College, Law School; Kiryat-Ono, Israel, Assistant Professor.

TEACHING FIELDS:

Taxation (Income Tax, V.A.T., Corporate Tax, Tax Policy, Public Economics);

Economic Analysis of Law;

Economics for Law Students;

Regulation.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADMIC AFFILIATIONS:

A Member of the American Association of Law and Economics.

A Member of the European Association of Law and Economics.

A Member of the Israeli Association of Law and Economics.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

2002 John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics, University of Chicago.

2001-2002 Rector's Scholarship, University of Haifa.

2001 John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics, University of Chicago.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND TALKS ORGANIZED:

2007 European Association of Law and Economics Conference; Copenhagen, Denmark. Papers that will be presented: "Controlling Avoidance: Ex Ante Regulation Versus Ex Post Punishment".

2007 American Association of Law and Economics Conference, Boston, MA, U.S.Papers presented: "On a Passe Defense: Unjust Enrichment and the Refund of Overpaid Taxes."

2006 European Association of Law and Economics Conference; Madrid, Spain. Papers that will be presented: "Multiple Avoidance and Punishment."; "A Revised Model of Unilateral Accidents.

2006 American Association of Law and Economics Conference, Berkeley, CA, U.S. Papers presented: "Punishment, Deterrence and Avoidance."; "A Revised Model of Unilateral Accidents."

2006 The Israeli Association of Economic Conference, Jerusalem, Israel. Paper presented: "Punishment, Deterrence, and Avoidance."

2005 The Law and Economics Movement in Israeli Law; Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Paper Presented: "Fiscal Analysis in Israeli Law: Taxation." (Hebrew)

2005 European Association of Law and Economics Conference; Ljubljana, Slovenia. Paper presented: "On a Passe Defense".

2005 Scandinavian Association of Law and Economics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Paper presented: "Errors in Estimating Damages and the Level of Care and Activity".

2005 Israeli Association of Law and Economics Conference, Haifa, Israel. Paper presented: "Errors in Estimating Damages and the Level of Care and Activity".

2005 American Association of Law and Economics Conference, New-York, NY, U.S., Paper presented: "Deterrence and the Tax Treatment of Monetary Sanction and Litigation Costs".

2004 European Association of Law and Economics Conference; Zagreb, Croatia. Paper presented: "Mechanisms of Redistribution".

2004 Israeli Association of Law and Economics Conference, Jerusalem. Paper presented: "Mechanisms of Redistribution".

JOINT RESEARCH WITH FACULTY IN OTHER INSTITUTES:

Joint research with:

Prof. David Weisbach of the University of Chicago;

Prof. Amit Pazgal of Rice University;

Dr. Avraham Tabbach of TAU University.

REFEREE OF ACADEMIC PROJECTS/ARTICLES/BOOKS:

Academic Referee of the Review of Law and Economics.

Academic Referee of several Israeli legal reviews.

Courses

99-150-01 יסודות בכלכלה למשפטנים

99-447-01 עקרונות יסוד במיסוי (סמינריון)

99-676-01/02/06 דיני מיסים

99-763-05 רגולציה

99-941-01 מימון חברות

99-993-01 סדנה במשפט, כלכלה ועסקים