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Yehonatan Givati

Expert in Economy, Law/Legal Theory/Courts
Academic Year
Georgetown University
Rutgers University--New Brunswick

Yehonatan Givati is the Sylvan M. Cohen Chair in Law and a member of Hebrew University's Center for the Study of Rationality. His scholarly interest lies in the area of economic analysis of law. Professor Givati's work is both theoretical and empirical. He applies the tools of law and economics to three main areas of law: tax law, law enforcement, and administrative law and regulation. Professor Givati previously served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Rutgers University, and George Mason University. He currently has five works in progress, including, "Tax Enforcement and Preferences for Redistribution" (with Andrew Hayashi) and, How Courts Lose Legitimacy. (with Aharon Garber). Professor Givati received his LL.B. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2002) and LL.M., S.J.D., and Ph.D. from Harvard University (2007, 2011, and 2013, respectively).