LAPA Fellow


Eli M. Salzberger

2009-2010 Microsoft/LAPA Fellow
University of Haifa

Eli M. Salzberger is the 2009-2010 Microsoft/LAPA Fellow.  He is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa.  He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (first in class).  Salzberger clerked for Chief Justices Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers.  His research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court.  His latest book (co-authored with Niva Elkin-Koren) is Law, Economic and Cyberspace (Edward Elgar 2004) and another book with the same co-author on the Limits of Analysis: Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property is forthcoming.  He is the President of the European Association of Law and Economics, was a member of the board of directors of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel; a member of the public council of the Israeli Democracy Institute and of a commission for reform in performers' rights in Israel.  He was awarded various grants and fellowships, among them Rothschild, Minerva, GIF, ISF, Fulbright, ORS and British Council.  At LAPA his research will focus on the role of the judiciary in the economic theory of the state and on the law and economics of intellectual property.

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