Local Coordinator

omer kimhi

Prof. Omer Kimhi serves a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Haifa University Faculty of Law. He holds a BA degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Tel-Aviv university, an MBA (specializing in accounting & finance), magna cum laude, also from Tel-Aviv university and a JSD (Juridical Science Doctorate) from New York University. His research areas include bankruptcy laws, local government laws, corporate laws and economic analysis of the law, and he has published articles in these fields in leading law journals. He serves as the local coordinator in Economic Master in Law & Economics (EMLE) for Haifa, and is also the head of the LLM program in business law.

Teaching Staff


Prof. Oren Gazal Ayal is the dean of the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, supervises papers on the economics of the criminal justice system, implementing behavioural, experimental and other empirical methodologies. Prof. Gazal-Ayal  is A Member of the Israel Young Academy, an alumni of the Global Young Academy and a former director of the Center for the Study of Crime, Law and Society. His scholarship has been published in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including Duke Law Journal, The Journal of Law & Economics, The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and all of the leading Israeli legal journal. published in several prestigious venues including the Journal of Law and Economics and Cardozo Law Review. In 2004-2005 he was a Fulbright Post Doctoral Scholar and a Humphrey Faculty Fellow at the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics at University of Michigan Law School. His papers are frequently cited in decisions of the Israeli Supreme Court. He won several prizes for his research including the Minister of Public Security Prize (twice: 2002, 2008), the Dusty and Ettie Miller Prize for Outstanding Young Scholar (2008) and the Cegla Prize  (2008). He also won several prestigious and competitive research grants from, among others, the Israel Science Foundation (ISF, three times) and the German Israeli Foundation (GIF). Gazal-Ayal has been a visiting scholar and visiting professor in numerous universities around the globe including NYU law school (1999) Connecticut law school (2004), Michigan Law School (with Fulbright, 2004-5), the Max Planck institute in Freiburg (2007) and Aix-Marseilles (with Erasmus Mundus Grant, 2008). In 2009-2010 he served as the president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association.


Prof. Eli M. Salzberger took his doctorate at Oxford. He has been the President of the Israeli Association of Law and Economics, the President of the European Association for Law and Economics and the Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Haifa. His field of expertise include economic analysis of public law and public choice, constitutional law, IP and Cyberspace. He has many publications in leading law and economics journals including the Journal of Law and Economics and the International Review of Law and Economics. He also published two books (co-authored with Niva Elkin-Koren) on Law, Economic and Cyberspace (2004) and Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property Law (2012). Currently, he is the Director of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions.


Dr. Hila Nevo is an adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Nevo specializes in law and economics research; her areas of expertise are focused on competition law and regulation, behavioural law and economics, and microeconomics. Dr. Nevo lectures on a wide-range of topics, including the economic analysis of law, foundations of economics, international commercial business, antitrust law and corporate law .


Prof. Alessandro Pomelli is associate professor of commercial law at the University of Bologna. He holds a JD from University of Bologna Law School, an LLM from Columbia University Law School, a JSD from Bocconi University Law School in Milan. He is admitted to the Bar in Italy and in the State of New York. Professor Pomelli is a member of the teaching staff of the European Doctorate of Law and Economics, a doctoral program jointly held by the Universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bologna, and serves on the board of the Doctorate in European Law at the University of Bologna.  Professor Pomelli has been involved in policy work with the European Commission and was appointed as a legal advisor to the European Parliament in corporate law for the years 2016-2020. His research interests include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, bankruptcy law and the economic analysis of law. He has published widely in the fields of corporate governance, corporate finance law, takeover regulation, financial regulation.