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Ronen Avraham

  • Thomas Shelton Maxey Professor in Law


  • SJD University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • LLM University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • LLB Bar-Ilan University
  • MBA Bar-Ilan University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Medical Malpractice, Torts, Tort Reform, Law and Economics, Insurance Law,

PRIOR APPOINTMENTS Prof Avraham was the Assistant and then Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University for the academic years 2003-7. He taught a course in Torts and Insurance law and co-lead the Law and Economics Colloquium. Prior to that Prof Avraham served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for the academic year 2002-3 where he taught a course in Insurance Law and a seminar in Distributive Justice. Prof Avraham served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities where he instructed on Distributive Justice and Economic Analysis of Law. In 2001 Prof Avraham visited The University of Michigan Law School as a Lecturer. He co-taught (with Jim Krier)a seminar in Behavioral Econ and served as a lecturer(with Kyle Logue) in a Distributive Justice in the Law seminar.

Ronen Avraham's primary research interests in 2010 are in economic analysis of torts and healthcare law. Specifically in the study of how liability reform can influence healthcare reform. In addition he writes about contract theory and theories of justice.

Recent Publications

  • More on the Comparative Nature of Desert: Can a Deserved Punishment Be Unjust?, 25 Utilitas 316 (2013) (with Daniel Statman).
  • The Economics of Insurance Law- A Primer, 19 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 29 (2012).
  • The Impact of Tort Reform on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums, 28 Journal of Law, Economics & Organization 657 (2012) (with Leemore S. Dafny & Max M. Schanzenbach).

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Recent Activities

  • Referee


    Referee for: Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; American Law and Economics Review; International Review of Law and Economics; and the Review of Law and Economics.

  • Co-organizer of International Conference


    Co-organizer of the International Conference: Medical Accidents and Patient Safety- Legal and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

  • Panel Chair



    Panel Chair of the law and Economics section in the AALS Annual Meeting

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Contact Information

Ronen Avraham

Work (512) 232-1357

Office: JON 6.231
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Winifred A. Tillman
(512) 232-1371

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