Omri Ben–Shahar researches the law and economics of private law. His interests lie in how legal rules create incentives for people to enter and perform contracts, to resolve disputes efficiently, and for manufacturers to design safe products. Professor Ben–Shahar's recent work is on consumer contracts and the shortcomings of consumer protection law. Recent articles include "The Failure of Mandate Disclosure" (with Carl Schneider), "One Way Contracts: Consumer Protection without Law," European Review of Contract Law (2010), and "The Right to Withdraw in Contract Law" (with Eric Posner).
Professor Ben–Shahar earned his Ph.D. in economics and S.J.D. from Harvard and his B.A. and LL.B. from the Hebrew University. Before coming to Chicago, he was the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Michigan. Prior to that he taught at Tel–Aviv University, was a member of Israel's Antitrust Court, and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel. He teaches Contracts, Sales, Insurance Law, eCommerce, Law and Economics, and Game Theory and the Law. He writes in the fields of contract law and products liability.