Omri Ben-Shahar

University of Chicago Law School

Professor of Law

1111 E. 60th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (55)

1.

The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 516, U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-008
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 09 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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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
Downloads 1,692 (12,453)
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Pre-Closing Liability

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 4, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 498
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,170 (22,001)
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The Paradox of Access Justice, And Its Application to Mandatory Arbitration

83 University of Chicago Law Review 1755 (2016)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2017
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 1,050 (25,747)
Citation 26

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Simplification of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 737
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2017
Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam Chilton
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 1,040 (26,115)
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Data Pollution

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2020
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
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The Right to Withdraw in Contract Law

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 514
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Mar 2010
Omri Ben-Shahar and Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 791, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 671
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 15 May 2018
Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Contracts, Interpretation, Trademark, Consumer, Surveys

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Pre-Contractual Reliance

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, pp. 423-457, 2001, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 319, 2001, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 00-009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 872 (33,027)

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Contracts, bargaining, negotiations, reliance

Pre-Contractual Reliance

NBER Working Paper No. w8235
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Pre-Contractual Reliance

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Harvard Law School, Discussion Paper No. 192
Posted: 20 Jan 1997
Lucian A. Bebchuk and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School

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Contracts, Negotiations, Reliance

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Outsourcing Regulation: How Insurance Reduces Moral Hazard

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 2, 2012, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-004, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 593
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar and Kyle D. Logue
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 920 (31,140)
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Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia

Michigan Law Review 2013, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 640
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2020
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 823 (36,309)
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One-Way Contracts: Consumer Protection without Law

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 484
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 750 (41,240)
Citation 31

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The Myth of the 'Opportunity to Read' in Contract Law

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 415
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 728 (42,932)
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The Restoration Remedy in Private Law

118 Columbia Law Review 1901 (2018), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 819, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 670
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2018
Omri Ben-Shahar and Ariel Porat
University of Chicago Law School and Tel Aviv University
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Against the 'Meeting of the Minds': Exploring a New Basis for Contractual Liability

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Nov 2002
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 551 (61,655)
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The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 680, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 395, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 500 (69,603)
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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 458 (77,468)
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plea bargain

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Fixing Unfair Contracts

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 63, 2011, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 552
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 May 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 449 (79,272)
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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: 23 Feb 2018
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Contracting Over Privacy: Introduction

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 43, No. S2, 2016, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 792
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 446 (79,913)
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Privacy, Contract, Big Data

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'Agreeing to Disagree': Filling Gaps in Deliberately Incomplete Contracts

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-002
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2017
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 423 (85,055)
Citation 11

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22.

Credible Coercion

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Mar 2004
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 412 (87,647)
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How Liability Distorts Incentives of Manufacturers to Recall Products

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2005
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 398 (91,245)
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Law, Economics, Torts

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On the Stickiness of Default Rules

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 33, 2006, Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-010
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Omri Ben-Shahar and John A. E. Pottow
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 362 (101,734)
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The Perverse Effects of Subsidized Weather Insurance

68 Stanford Law Review 571 (2016)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2016
Omri Ben-Shahar and Kyle D. Logue
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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Personalizing Negligence Law

New York University Law Review, 2016 Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 731
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Sep 2015
Omri Ben-Shahar and Ariel Porat
University of Chicago Law School and Tel Aviv University
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Citation 20

The Uneasy Case for Comparative Negligence

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 350 (104,903)
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Comparative Negligence, Evidentiary Uncertainty, Asymmetric Information

The Uneasy Case for Comparative Negligence

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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Personalizing Mandatory Rules in Contract Law

86 University of Chicago Law Review 255 (2020), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 855, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 680
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2020
Omri Ben-Shahar and Ariel Porat
University of Chicago Law School and Tel Aviv University
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Mandatory Rules, Personalization, Big Data, Consumer Protection

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How to Repair Unconscionable Contracts

U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-023, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jan 2008
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 317 (117,788)
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contract law, maximally tolerable

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Threatening an Irrational Breach of Contract

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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Efficient Enforcement in International Law

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 512
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2016
Omri Ben-Shahar and Anu Bradford
University of Chicago Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 263 (142,668)
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Efficient Enforcement in International Law

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
Anu Bradford and Omri Ben-Shahar
Columbia University - Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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international law, international enforcement, reversible rewards

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A Bargaining Power Theory of Gap-Filling

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 416
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jul 2008
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
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Rethinking Nudge: An Information-Costs Theory of Default Rules

Forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review, Harvard John M. Olin Discussion Paper No. 1031, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 744, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 906, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 20-39
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2020 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2020
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Default Rules, Behavioral Economics, Nudge, Transaction Costs, Information Costs

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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 165 (220,790)
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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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Boilerplate and Economic Power in Auto Manufacturing Contracts

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Feb 2006
Omri Ben-Shahar and James J. White
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 241 (156,131)
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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
Downloads 238 (158,018)
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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
Downloads 235 (159,962)
Citation 1

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Contracts, default rules, imperfect information, misperception, consumer protection, privacy

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'Boilerplate': An Introduction

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Feb 2006
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 220 (170,378)

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Damages for Unlicensed Use

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2016
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
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Reversible Rewards

University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 557
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2013
Omri Ben-Shahar and Anu Bradford
University of Chicago Law School and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 175 (209,805)

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Reversible Rewards

American Law and Economics Review V15 N1 2012 (156–186)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
Omri Ben-Shahar and Anu Bradford
University of Chicago Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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reversible rewards, private law, international law

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Consumer Protection Without Law

Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 26, Summer 2010
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 210 (178,073)

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The Credibility of Threats to Breach

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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Partially Odious Debts? A Framework for an Optimal Liability Regime

Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 70, 2007, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-007, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 150
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Mar 2007
Omri Ben-Shahar and Mitu Gulati
University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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The Tentative Case Against Flexibility in Commercial Law

University of Michigan Law and Economics Working Paper No. 99-009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Aug 1999
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 154 (234,179)
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The Tentative Case Against Flexibility in Commercial Law

University of Chicago Law Review, 1999
Posted: 21 Mar 1999
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School

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Recovery for Probabilistic Benefit

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jun 2001
Omri Ben-Shahar and Robert A. Mikos
University of Chicago Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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'Best Practices' in the Design of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2016
Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam Chilton
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 126 (273,704)
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The (Legal) Value of Chance: Distorted Measures of Recovery in Private Law

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 7 No. 2, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 61
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Nov 2005
Omri Ben-Shahar and Robert A. Mikos
University of Chicago Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Rights Eroding by Past Breach

University of Michigan Law School, Law and Economics Working Paper No. 99-002
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Aug 1998
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School
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Rights Eroding by Past Breach

Posted: 02 Oct 1999
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School

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Manipulation by Mislaid Priorities

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 1063
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Jun 2021
Oren Bar-Gill and Omri Ben-Shahar
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago Law School
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Manipualtion, Asymmetric information, Consumer markets, Disclosure

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Measuring Recovery for Non-Contractual Investment

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Sep 2003
Omri Ben-Shahar and Robert A. Mikos
University of Chicago Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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The Erosion of Rights by Past Breach

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 190-238, 1999
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School

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The Secrecy Interest in Contract Law

Posted: 15 Jun 2001
Omri Ben-Shahar and Lisa Bernstein
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago - Law School

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Should Products Liability Be Based on Hindsight?

Posted: 20 Sep 1998
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School

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Should Products Liability Be Based on Past or Present Scientific Knowledge?

Posted: 23 Jun 1997
Omri Ben-Shahar
University of Chicago Law School

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The Economics of the Law of Criminal Attempts: A Victim-Centered Perspective

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, No. 2 (1996).
Posted: 06 Nov 1996
Omri Ben-Shahar and Alon Harel
University of Chicago Law School and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

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