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 Specialty

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

  • Towards a Universal Framework for Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws, 21 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 1 (2015) (with Kyle D. Logue & Daniel Schwarcz). View article
  • Third-Party Litigation Funding – A Signaling Model, 63 DePaul Law Review 233 (2014) (with Abraham Wickelgren). View article
  • Understanding Insurance Antidiscrimination Laws, 87 Southern California Law Review 195 (2014) (with Kyle D. Logue & Daniel Schwarcz). View article

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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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