Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

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This Article provides the first comprehensive account of personalized default rules and personalized disclosure in the law. Under a personalized approach to default rules, individuals are assigned default terms in contracts or wills that are tailored to their own personalities, characteristics, and past behaviors. Similarly, disclosures by firms or the(More)
You probably think of nineteenth century Great Britain as a place without any substantial social safety net aside from the Church. In fact, England had a well-developed welfare system in the nineteenth century, with local government functionaries dispensing cash. Early in the nineteenth century, low-level British functionaries knew almost all the people who(More)
Privacy is a concept in disarray. Nobody can articulate what it means. As one commentator has observed, privacy suffers from " an embarrassment of meanings. " Privacy is far too vague a concept to guide adjudication and † Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School; J.D. Yale. A project such as this—one that attempts a taxonomy of the(More)
This Article explores why the law treats negative externalities (harms) and positive externalities (benefits) differently. Ideally, from an economic perspective, both negative and positive externalities should be internalized by those who produce them, for with full internalization, injurers and benefactors alike would behave efficiently. In actuality,(More)
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