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. His recent work is on consumer contracts and the shortcomings of consumer protection law.
He is the author of More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (2014) and edited Fault in American Contract Law (2010) and Boilerplate: The Foundation of Market Contracts (2007). 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.