Oren Bar-Gill

Harvard Law School

Professor

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (50)

1.

Misreporting Corporate Performance

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 400
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 08 May 2009
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Asymmetric information, acquisitions, corporate governance, disclosure, myopia, short-termism, executive compensation, stock options, insider trading, accounting, financial statements, earnings management, auditor, financial reporting

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Citation 22

The Market for Corporate Law

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 162, pp. 134-172, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 377
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2009
Oren Bar-Gill, Michal Barzuza and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard Law School
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corporate law, managers, shareholders, regulatory competition, Delaware, private benefits of control, network externalities

The Market for Corporate Law

NBER Working Paper No. w9156
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Oct 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Oren Bar-Gill and Michal Barzuza
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 46 (357,028)
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The Market for Corporate Law

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3553
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Nov 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Oren Bar-Gill and Michal Barzuza
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 28 (429,396)
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Network externalities, private benefits of control, Delaware, regulatory competition, shareholders, corporate law

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Consumer Contracts: Behavioral Economics vs. Neoclassical Economics

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-17, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 92, 2007-2008
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Apr 2007
Oren Bar-Gill and Richard A. Epstein
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,944 (5,208)
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Making Credit Safer

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-27, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, 2008, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-3
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 31 May 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2008
Oren Bar-Gill and Elizabeth Warren
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,359 (9,726)
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Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection: A Critique of European Consumer Contract Law

Common Market Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 109, 2013, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-12, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 598
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 May 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2013
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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The Law, Economics and Psychology of Subprime Mortgage Contracts

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-59, Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, 2009
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2008
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Intellectual Property Law and the Boundaries of the Firm

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-19; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 480
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jun 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Gideon Parchomovsky
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 424 (56,991)
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Boundaries of the firm, disclosure paradox, intellectual property law

Law and the Boundaries of Technology-Intensive Firms

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, Pg. 1649, 2009, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-06, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 05-10
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2009
Oren Bar-Gill and Gideon Parchomovsky
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 302 (84,946)
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Boundaries of the firm, disclosure paradox, intellectual property law

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Competition and Consumer Protection: A Behavioral Economics Account

SWEDISH COMPETITION AUTHORITY, THE PROS AND CONS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION, Forthcoming , NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-42
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Dec 2011
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Informing Consumers about Themselves

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-44
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 05 Dec 2007
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Informing Consumers About Themselves

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Oren Bar-Gill and Franco Ferrari
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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The Value of Giving Away Secrets

Harvard Law and Econ Disc Paper No. 417, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 64, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 24, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 May 2003
Oren Bar-Gill and Gideon Parchomovsky
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 541 (40,639)
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Patents, Intellectual Property, Cumulative Innovation, Publication, Licensing, Hold-up

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Plea Bargains Only for the Guilty

Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 49, pp. 353-364, 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 481
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Jul 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Oren Gazal-Ayal
Harvard Law School and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
Downloads 422 (50,202)
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Plea bargains, sentencing guidelines

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Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics and Psychology in Consumer Markets - Introduction

Seduction By Contract: Law, Economics and Psychology in Consumer Markets,  Oxford University Press (2012), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-33,
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Consent and Exchange

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 39, pp. 375-397, 2010., Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 590, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2011
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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ownership, exchange, restitution, property rights, bargaining

Consent and Exchange

NBER Working Paper No. w13267
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2007
Oren Bar-Gill and Lucian A. Bebchuk
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Credit Card Pricing: The CARD Act and Beyond

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, 2012, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-40
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2015
Oren Bar-Gill and Ryan Bubb
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 359 (70,114)
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Credible Coercion

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 463; Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-005
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Mar 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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The Prisoners' (Plea Bargain) Dilemma

U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jul 2007
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 357 (60,472)
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plea bargain

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Bundling and Consumer Misperception

University of Chicago Law Review, 2006, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-02
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jan 2006
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Citation 17

The Uneasy Case for Comparative Negligence

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-003
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jun 2002
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 310 (82,450)
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Comparative Negligence, Evidentiary Uncertainty, Asymmetric Information

The Uneasy Case for Comparative Negligence

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 5, pp. 433-469, 2003
Posted: 26 Sep 2003
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School

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Comparative Negligence, Evidentiary Uncertainty, Asymmetric Information

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Threatening an Irrational Breach of Contract

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-016
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Nov 2002
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School
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The Success and Survival of Cautious Optimism: Legal Rules and Endogenous Perceptions in Pre-Trial Settlement Negotiations

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 375; Harvard Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 35
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Aug 2002
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Litigation, Pre-Trial Settlement Negotiations, Optimism

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Regulation As Delegation

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2015
Oren Bar-Gill and Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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regulation, principal-agent theory, behavioral economics, delegation

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A Marketplace for Ideas?

Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 397, 2005, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-28
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Dec 2005
Oren Bar-Gill and Gideon Parchomovsky
Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Optimal Liability for Libel

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 372
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Aug 2002
Oren Bar-Gill and Assaf Hamdani
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
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Libel, Externalities, Liability, Tort Law, Constitutional Law

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Does Uncertainty Call for Comparative Negligence?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 346
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jan 2002
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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The Limit of Public Policy: Endogenous Preferences

CentER Working Paper No. 71
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Nov 2000
Oren Bar-Gill and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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The Prisoners’ (Plea Bargain) Dilemma

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 2009, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-51, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-37
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2009
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 144 (175,014)
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prisoners, plea, bargain, dilemma, prosecutor, defendant, sentences, trial, Bar-Gill, Ben-Shahar

The Prisoners’ (Plea Bargain) Dilemma

Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 42-45, Spring 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Apr 2010
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Exit From Contract

Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 6, p. 151 (2014)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2017
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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An Information Theory of Willful Breach

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 450, Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jan 2009
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Pricing Misperception: Explaining Pricing Structure in the Cellular Service Market

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
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Harm-Benefit Interactions

American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-27, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 588
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2013
Oren Bar-Gill and Ariel Porat
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University
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Product Use Information and the Limits of Voluntary Disclosure

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-50
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2011
Oren Bar-Gill and Oliver J. Board
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 164 (144,025)
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Empty Promises

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1, 2010, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Oren Bar-Gill and Kevin E. Davis
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Public Policy with Endogenous Preferences

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 476
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Oct 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Public policy, endogenous preferences

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The Credibility of Threats to Breach

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-017
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Nov 2002
Omri Ben-Shahar and Oren Bar-Gill
University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School
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Quantifying Foreseeability

NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-01
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 May 2005
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School
Downloads 139 (165,037)
Citation 1

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Contract law, foreseeability, default rules

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Taking Warrants Seriously

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 106, Issue 4, 2012, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-46, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-29
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 13 Sep 2012
Oren Bar-Gill and Barry Friedman
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Exchange Efficiency with Weak Property Rights

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-35
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2012
Oren Bar-Gill and Nicola Persico
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Citation 1

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property rules, liability rules, efficiency

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הגנת הצרכן
(Consumer Protection)

הגישה הכלכלית למשפט (א' פרוקצ'יה עורך, 2012)
The Economic Approach to Law (Edited by Uriel Procaccia, 2012),
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Oren Bar-Gill
Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law School
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consumer law, consumer protection, market failures, cooling off period, bounded rationality, information asymmetry, information overlaod, over optimism, consumer contracts, soft paternalism, regulation, informed consumers, consumers' heterogeneity, disclosures, default rules, enforcement

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Disclosure Rules in Contract Law

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 907, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 813, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-34
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
Oren Bar-Gill and Ariel Porat
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University
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Asymmetric Information, Information Acquisition, Disclosure Rules, Contracts, Contract Law

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How to Protect Entitlements: An Experiment

MPI Collective Goods Preprint, No. 2017/05
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2017
Oren Bar-Gill and Christoph Engel
Harvard Law School and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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property rule, liability rule, damages, compensation, Coase theorem, bargaining, fairness, equality, desert, entitlement, taking

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Drawing False Inferences from Mandated Disclosures

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Oren Bar-Gill, David Schkade and Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School, University of California, San Diego and Harvard Law School
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Optimal Defaults in Consumer Markets

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 863, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 764
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2016
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Contracts, default rules, imperfect information, misperception, consumer protection, privacy

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Exchange Efficiency with Weak Ownership Rights

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Forthcoming, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Discussion Paper No. 858
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 14 Mar 2016
Oren Bar-Gill and Nicola Persico
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Property rights, Property rules, Liability rules, Exchange efficiency

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(Mis)perceptions of Law in Consumer Markets

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-11, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 859
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Oren Bar-Gill and Kevin E. Davis
Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Regulation, Consumer Protection, Misperceptions

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Bargaining in the Absence of Property Rights: An Experiment

MPI Collective Goods Preprint, No. 2015/19
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Dec 2015
Oren Bar-Gill and Christoph Engel
Harvard Law School and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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Coase theorem, absolute vs. relative right, bargaining, efficiency, distribution, fairness

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Price Caps in Multi-Price Markets

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 44, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Jul 2015
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School

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Multidimensional pricing, Price caps, Regulation, Behavioral Economics, Consumer Protection

The Evolution and Persistence of Optimism in Litigation

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 2006
Posted: 23 Feb 2006
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School

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litigation, pre-trial settlement negotiations, optimism, evolutionary game theory

The Evolution and Persistence of Optimism in Litigation

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 490-507, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School

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Pricing Legal Options: A Behavioral Perspective

Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 203-240, September 2005 , NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-05
Posted: 25 Jan 2006
Oren Bar-Gill
Harvard Law School

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Options, behavioral law and economics, optimism, overconfidence

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Law and Preferences

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 20, pp. 331-352, October 2004
Posted: 24 Jun 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics

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Law and Preferences

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 331-352, 2004
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Oren Bar-Gill and Chaim Fershtman
Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics

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Crime Rates and Expected Sanctions: The Economics of Deterrence Revisited

Tel Aviv University: The Eitan Berglas School of Economics Working Paper No. 14-2000
Posted: 14 Aug 2000
Alon Harel and Oren Bar-Gill
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School

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Crime Rates and Expected Sanctions: The Economics of Deterrence Revisited

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, Part 1, Forthcoming
Posted: 15 Oct 2001
Alon Harel and Oren Bar-Gill
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Harvard Law School

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