Universities – Haifa – Faculty

Coordinator:

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:

Dr. Alan D. Miller teaches and supervises papers on property law, administrative and public law, and the analysis of legal institutions through the application of social choice and game theoretic models. Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Before studying for his doctorate he also practiced law as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has published in the leading game theory journal, Games and Economic Behavior.
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 (former dean) took his doctorate at Oxford. He has been the President of the Israeli Association of Law and Economics and he is currently the President of the European Association for Law and Economics. 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 (forthcoming).
Prof. Avishalom Tor is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and a Co-Director of the Forum for Law and Markets, teacher and supervisor for papers on Behavioral Law and Economics, Experimental Law and Economics, Competition Law and Economics, and Economics of Corporate Law. Dr. Tor came to Haifa in 2004 after receiving his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, visiting as a Research Professor at George Mason University School of Law, and advising Commissioner Harbour of the FTC on antitrust law and economics. At Haifa, Dr. Tor teaches in the areas of antitrust, corporate law and governance, and behavioral law and economics. His research uses a behavioral and experimental approach to study competitive behavior generally and its legal regulation in market settings more specifically. Dr. Tor’s interdisciplinary work has been published in legal, decision making, psychological, and economic journals, such as the Michigan Law Review, Antitrust Law Journal, The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.