Ronen Avraham

  • Thomas Shelton Maxey Professor in Law



  • The Optimal Scope of Physicians’ Duty to Protect Patients’ Privacy, 100 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 30 (2016) (with Joachim Meyer).
  • Decoding Cooter and Porat: A Discussion of Getting Incentives Right, 12 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 183 (2015). View article
  • 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
  • Overlooked and Underused: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Malpractice Liability for Independent Physicians, 20 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 273 (2014). View article
  • Understanding Insurance Antidiscrimination Laws, 87 Southern California Law Review 195 (2014) (with Kyle D. Logue & Daniel Schwarcz). View article
  • More on the Comparative Nature of Desert: Can a Deserved Punishment Be Unjust?, 25 Utilitas 316 (2013) (with Daniel Statman). View article
  • The Economics of Insurance Law- A Primer, 19 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 29 (2012). View article
  • Ex Ante versus Ex Post Expectation Damages, 32 International Review of Law & Economics 339 (2012) (with Zhiyong Liu). View article
  • 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). View article
  • Private Information and the Option To Not Sue: A Reevaluation of Contract Remedies, 28 Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 77 (2012) (with Zhiyong Liu). View article
  • A Market Solution for Malpractice, New York Times, March 29, 2011, at A31. View article
  • Private Regulation, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 543 (2011). View article
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Warped Incentives in the U.S. Healthcare System, 37 American Journal of Law & Medicine 7 (2011). View article
  • The Impact of Tort Reform on Private Health Insurance Coverage, February 2010, 12 American Law and Economics Review 319 (2010) (with Max Schanzenbach). View article
  • The Unexpected Effects of Caps on Non-Economic Damages, 30 International Review of Law & Economics 291 (2010) (with Alvaro Bustos). View article
  • [Opinion/Editorial] Silver: Texas-Style Caps on Noneconomic Damages isn't Smart Tort Reform, Star-Telegram, July 18, 2009 (with Charles M. Silver & David A. Hyman).
  • Reply to Jonathan Carmel's Comment on Ronen Avraham: Private and Competitive Regulation of Medicine, The Economists' Voice, September 2009. View article
  • [Opinion/Editorial] Private Regulation of Medicine: A Win-Win-Win for Doctors, Patients and Public, Huffington Post, July, 2009. View article
  • Private and Competitive Regulation of Medicine, The Economists' Voice, August, 2009. View article
  • Does Tort Reform Reduce Health Care Costs?, 3 NBER Bulletin on Aging & Health 1 (2009) (with Leemore Dafny & Max Schanzenbach). View article
  • Tragedy of the Human Commons, 29 Cardozo Law Review 15 (2008) (with K.A.D. Camara). [Reprinted in 1 Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 15 (2008).] View article
  • An Empirical Study of the Impact of Tort Reform on Medical Malpractice Settlement Payments, 36 Journal of Legal Studies S183 (2007). View article
  • Accident Law for Egalitarians, 12 Legal Theory 181 (2006) (with Issa Kohler Housmann). View article
  • Putting a Price on Pain-and-Suffering Damages: A Critique of the Current Approaches and a Preliminary Proposal for Change, 100 Northwestern University Law Review 87 (2006). [Reprinted in 55 Defense Law Journal 711 (2006).] View article
  • Arrangements for Liquidated Damages in the New Proposed Civil Legislation, 4 Law & Business 389 (2006).
  • Incomplete Contracts with Asymmetric Information: Exclusive v. Optional Remedies, 8 American Law and Economics Review 523 (2006) (with Zhiyong Liu). View article
  • Modular Liability Rules, 24 International Review of Law and Economics 269 (2005). View article
  • Should Pain-and-Suffering Damages be Abolished from Tort Law? More Experimental Evidence, 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 941 (2005). View article
  • Revisiting the Roles of Legal Rules and Tax Rules in Income Redistribution: A Response to Kaplow & Shavell, 89 Iowa Law Review 1125 (2004) (with David Fortus & Kyle Logue). View article
  • Redistributing Optimally: Of Tax Rules, Legal Rules, and Insurance 56 Tax Law Review 157 (2003) (with Kyle Logue). View article


  • To the Editor, 355 New England Journal of Medicine 735 (2006) (reviewing Studdert DM, Mello MM, Gawande AA, et al. Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation, 354 New England Journal of Medicine 2024). View article


  • Tort Reform May Reduce Healthcare Costs, but It's No Silver Bullet - So Let's Think Outside of the Box, in Materials on Tort Reform (A.F. Popper, ed., West, 2010).


  • Loser Pays in Texas, Litigation Practice Group Podcast, June 26, 2012 (with E. Lee Parsley, Walter K. Olson, Dennis G. Jacobs, & Dean A. Reuter). Listen to podcast

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