Prof. Avishalom Tor

Antitrust Law, Corporate Law, Behavioral Analysis of Law, Law and Economics, The Psychology of Competition

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Avishalom Tor is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and a Co-Director of the Forum for Law and Markets. He came to Haifa in 2004 after receiving his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, visiting as a Research Professor at George Mason University School of Law (2003), and advising Commissioner Harbour of the FTC on antitrust law and economics (2003-2006).

At Haifa, Dr. Tor teaches in the areas of antitrust, corporate law and governance, and behavioral law and economics. His research uses a behavioral and experimental approach to study competitive behavior generally and its legal regulation in market settings specifically. Avishalom's interdisciplinary work has been published in legal, decision making, psychological, and economic journals, such as the Michigan Law Review, Antitrust Law Journal, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

His research findings have also received significant media attention by outlets such the Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report, and the Economist. He is also the Secretary of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) and a board member of a number of international antitrust institutes and centers.



Harvard Law School

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), 1998 - 2003

Master of Laws (LL.M.) (waived), Magna cum Laude, 1997 - 1998

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

LL.B. and B.A. (Psychology), Magna cum Laude, 1992 - 1996


Fields of Intrests

  • Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Behavioral Analysis of Law
  • Law and Economics
  • The Psychology of Competition

Academic Experience

  • University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Israel Senior Lecturer (tenured), from 2009
    Areas of teaching: Antitrust, Corporations, Behavioral analysis of law
  • Co-Director, The Haifa Forum for Law and Markets, from 2007  
  • Lecturer (tenure track), 2004 - 2009 Hamburg University, Germany
  • Visiting Professor, Erasmus Mundus European Master in Law and Economics, Spring 2007
  • Federal Trade Commission Consultant, Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney Adviser (full-time position), Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, 2003 - 2004 (Advice on all antitrust law and economics matters including merger reviews, monopolization cases,  policy studies, administrative adjudication, public addresses, and articles) George Mason University School of Law
  • Visiting Research Professor, Critical Infrastructure Protection Project (CIPP), Spring 2003 Boston University School of Law
  • Lecturer    (part-time adjunct during doctoral studies), 2000 - 2003