Shmuel I. Becher

Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor

P.O. Box 600

Wellington, 6140

New Zealand

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/staff/samuel-becher

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

E-Contract Doctrine 2.0: Standard Form Contracting in the Age of Online User Participation

14 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 303 (2008)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 08 May 2007 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Contract Law, e-commerce, Law and economics, Behavioral law and economics, Blogs, blogosphere, Social networks, Information overload, Information flow, Consumer standard form contracts, Web 2.0, Asymmetric information, Online consumer contracts

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Asymmetric Information in Consumer Contracts: The Challenge that is Yet to be Met

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 45, 2008
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2008
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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Consumer contracts, asymmetric information, law and economics, marginal consumers, consumer law

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Behavioral Science and Consumer Standard Form Contracts

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 68, 2007
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 21 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2007
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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Consumer standard form contracts, behavioral law and economics, law and economics

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The Law of Standard Form Contracts: Misguided Intuitions and Suggestions for Reconstruction

8 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal 199 (2010)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Esther Unger-Aviram
Victoria University of Wellington and Sapir Academic College
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consumer contracts, consumer contracting behavior

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Manipulating, Fast and Slow: The Law of Non-Verbal Market Manipulations

38 Cardozo Law Review 459 (2016)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Yuval Feldman
Victoria University of Wellington and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law
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market manipulations, non-verbal communication, law and psychology, behavioral economics, consumer law, paternalism, regulation

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A 'Fair Contracts' Approval Mechanism: Reconciling Consumer Contracts and Conventional Contract Law

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 42, 2009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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Consumer form contracts, appproval, contract law

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Unintended Consequences and the Design of Consumer Protection Legislation

93 Tulane Law Review 105-146 (2018)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2018
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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Consumer Law, Consumer Protection Policy, Unintended Consequences, Legislation, Evidence-Based, Temporary Legislation, Administrative Agencies, Consumer Organizations, Public Choice Theory

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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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Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care?

12 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 105 (2015)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Standard form contracts, information privacy, emperical legal studies, EULA, B2B, B2C, click-wrap contracts

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עשיית אושר וגם במשפט: לקראת גישה הוליסטית לדיני הצרכנות' (From Consumer Protection to Consumers’ Wellness: Towards a More Holistic Approach to Consumer Law)

11 Haifa L. Rev. 341 (2018)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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consumer protection, consumer wellness, consumer law, subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, consumer regulation, paternalism, market failures, cognitive biases, commercials, ethical consumers

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Poor Consumer(s) Law: The Case of High-Cost Credit and Payday Loans

Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, Jacob Gersen & Joel Steckel, eds., Cambridge University Press (2019, Forthcoming) , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-357 (2018), Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 18-20
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher, Yuval Feldman and Orly Lobel
Victoria University of Wellington, Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Poor consumer, responsible lending, payday loans, consumer credit, credit contracts, consumer behavior, high cost credit, scarcity

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Consumer Protection

The Economic Approach to Law (Uriel Procaccia ed.), 2012, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-42
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
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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In Consumer Protection We Trust? Re-Thinking the Legal Framework for Country of Origin Cases

55 San Diego Law Review 539 (2018)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Jessica C. Lai
Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington
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Consumer Law, Consumer Protection Policy, Trust, Country of Origin, Deterrence, Punishments

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ייקוב הדין את האגורה
(We Demand the Penny by Hook or by Crook: Penny-Wise, Dollar Foolish and Consumer Protection Legislation)

חוקים בקצרה 2015
Online Israeli Journal on Legislation (2015)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2016
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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consumer protection, legislation, pricing manipulation, psychological manipulation, left-digit effect, level effects, price ending, image effect

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דייט עם המשפט: על הסדרת פעילותם של אתרי היכרויות מקוונים (J(Uris) Date: Regulating Online Dating Sites)

30 Bar Ilan University Law Review 7 (2015)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Itay Krayden
Victoria University of Wellington and Independent
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online dating, regulation, consumer protection, paradox of choice, consumer contracts, market failures

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Open Doors, Trap Doors and the Law

74 Law & Contemporary Problems 101 (2011)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Open Doors, Consumer Law, Consumer Contracts, Behavioral Law and Economics

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דיני הצרכנות - לאן? 30 שנה לחקיקה הצרכנית
(Foreword: Symposium on 30 Years of Consumer Law Legislation)

(חוקים ה 5 (2013
5 Israeli Journal on Legislation 5 (2013)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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דיני הצרכנות, חקיקה צרכנית,consumer law, consumer legislation

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Minding the Gap

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 51, 2018 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2018
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Consumer contracts, Online Information Flow, Feedback and Ranking Mechanisms, Firms' Behavior, Trust, Information Asymmetry

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הסדרה ראויה של חוזים צרכניים מקוונים: בין קידום המסחר המקוון להגנת הצרכן
(Reconfiguring E-Contract Policy: Market Optimization, Consumer Protection, and the Promotion of Trust in E-Commerce Transactions)

25 Bar-Ilan University Law Review 431 (2009)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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פרדוקס הייצוג והכוח בבית המשפט לתביעות קטנות? על תביעות ביטוח, פערי כוחות וכף רגלו של השופט
(The Paradox of Power and Representation in Small Claims Court)

(2010) הפרקליט נ 327
50 Hapraklit Law Review 327 (2010)
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Avishai Klein
Victoria University of Wellington and Independent
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small claims court, insurance, litigation, legal representation, empirical findings

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אושר סטודנטיאלי וחינוך משפטי: לא בבית ספרינו?
(Students' Well-Being and Legal Education: Imperative Lessons from Positive Psychology)

המשפט יט 125 2014
19 Hamishpat (Colman) Law Review 125 (2014)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Nofar Asselman and Shmuel I. Becher
Independent and Victoria University of Wellington
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אושר, חינוך משפטי, סטודנטים למשפטים, פסיכולוגיה חיובית, legal education, students' well-being, positive psychology

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רעבים לשינוי: שוק הדיאטות מפרספקטיבת דיני הצרכנות
(Hungry for Change: The Thinness Myth and the Diet Industry from a Consumer Law Perspective)

9 Haifa Law Review 13 (2015)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2016
Shmuel I. Becher and Inbal Shprung-Cohen
Victoria University of Wellington and Independent
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consumer protection, consumer health, diet market, market failures, regulation

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מנגנון הצמדה א-סימטרי כתנאי מקפח? בעקבות תיקון מס' 4 לחוק החוזים האחידים
(Asymmetric Linkage Mechanism in Standard Form Contracts: An Unfair Contractual Term?)

חוקים בקצרה 2013
Online Israeli Journal on Legislation (2013)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Moshe gelbard
Victoria University of Wellington and Netanya Academic College
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הגנת הצרכן, תנאי מקפח, חוזים אחידים, בית הדין לחוזים אחידים, חזקות קיפוח, מנגנון הצמדה א-סימטרי

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Seduction by Disclosure

9 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 72 (2014)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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consumer protection, online information flow, consumer contracts, privacy, disclosures, law and psychology, law and technology, data protection

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עיון מחודש ביעדי החינוך המשפטי-קליני: בין אמפתיה לאושר
(a Fresh Approach to Clinical Legal Education)

(המשפט יז 17 (תשע"ג
17 Hamishpat (Colman) Law Review 17 (2012)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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חינוך משפטי, קליניקה משפטית, אמפתיה, קליניקה צרכנית, consumer law clinic, legal education, empathy in legal education, legal clinics, happiness and well-being

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תוכן קונקרטי לסטנדרטים עמומים: ניתוח התנהגותי של חוזים אחידים
(Concrete Content to Vague Standards: Behavioral Analysis of Consumer Contracts)

(עיוני משפט לג 277 (תש"ע
33 Tel Aviv University Law Review 277 (2010)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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חוזים אחידים, חוזים צרכניים, כללים וסטנדרטים, הטיות קוגניטיביות, ניתוח התנהגותית, הגנת הצרכן, consumer law, consumer contract, rules and standards, cognitive biases, market failures, behavioral analysis of law

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חוק החוזים האחידים: עיון מחודש בעקבות תיקוניו
(the Standard Form Contracts Law: Re-Review Following Amendments)

(חוקים ה 19 (2013
5 Israeli Journal on Legislation 19(2013)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Moshe gelbard
Victoria University of Wellington and Netanya Academic College
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חוזה אחיד, חוזה צרכני, חוק החוזים האחידים, תיקוני חקיקה, דיני הצרכנות, form contracts, consumer contracts, regulating consumer contracts,

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?זכות הביטול בעסקות צרכניות: רגישות מוצדקת או ניצחון פירוס
(Consumers’ Right of Withdrawal: A Well-Reasoned Right Or a Pyrrhic Victory?)

(2010) עיוני משפט לב 127
32 Tel Aviv University Law Review 127 (2010)
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky
Victoria University of Wellington and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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זכות חרטה, הגנת הצרכן, זכות ביטול

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מקופ'חים: שוק הביטוחים המשלימים מפרספקטיבת דיני הצרכנות
(The Supplementary Insurance Market: A Consumer Law Perspective)

(רפואה ומשפט כרך 48, עמ' 19 (2015
48 Law and Medicine 19 (2015)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2015
Shmuel I. Becher and Avigail Ben Aroya
Victoria University of Wellington and Independent
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health insurance, supplementary health insurance, consumer protection, market failures, cognitive biases, decision making, regulation, Switching costs, disclosures, information overload, intermediaries, asymmetric information

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Protecting Consumer Protection

49 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 259 (2018)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2018
Jessica C. Lai and Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington
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consumer protection, country of origin, goodwill, reputation, penalties, courts

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לא תשבע עין מראות ולא תמלא אוזן משמוע: הגיע העת ל'חדש תחת השמש' בחינוך המשפטי
(Legal Education in the 21st Century: There's Much (to Re)New Under the Sun)

(המשפט יט 7 (תשע"ד
19 Hamishpat (Colman) Law Review 7 (2014)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Shmuel I. Becher
Victoria University of Wellington
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חינוך משפטי, שוק עריכת הדין, הכשרה משפטית, legal education, legal training, trends in legal education

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החינוך המשפטי: על מה שבפנים ועל מה שבחוץ
(Legal Education in Israel: The Imperative and the Immaterial)

(עיוני משפט כה 243 (תשס"ב
25 Tel Aviv University Law Review 243 (2001)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2015
Gal Sides, Shmuel I. Becher and Ofir Naveh
Independent, Victoria University of Wellington and Independent
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חינוך משפטי, תכנית לימודים, הפקולטה למשפטים

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The Law and Economics of Product Returns: Regulating Return Policies with (and without) Behavioral Consumer Preferences

Number of pages: 32
Shmuel I. Becher, Eberhard Feess and Roee Sarel
Victoria University of Wellington, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH
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product returns, return policy, consumer protection, consumer uncertainty, cancellations, withdrawals

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Genetic and Genomic Consultation: Are we Ready for Direct-to-Consumer Telegenetics?

9:550 FRONTIERS IN GENETICS 2018
Number of pages: 8
Li Du and Shmuel I. Becher
University of Macau and Victoria University of Wellington
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telegenetics, telegenomics, direct-to-consumer, genetic services, risks and benefits, privacy, informed consent, consumer protection