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Christine Jolls

Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization
Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor, a chair previously held by Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson. She is also the Director of the Law and Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously she served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States, received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and earned her Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her second year and won the Robert M. Golden Medal. Prior to college Professor Jolls was named one of two United States Presidential Scholars from the state of California. Her research and teaching concentrate in the areas of employment law, behavioral law and economics, government administration, consumer protection, and privacy law.

Course Syllabi
Rationality and Choice (with Amartya Sen)
The Information Society and Behavioral Economics
Administrative State
Employment Law
Information Privacy Law

Recent and Forthcoming Publications
The New Market for Federal Judicial Law Clerks (with Christopher Avery, Richard A. Posner and Alvin E. Roth)
Governing America (2009 Max Weber Lecture)
Behavioral Economics Analysis of Employment Law

Working Papers
Rationality and Consent in Privacy Law
Disaggregating Employment Protection: The Case of Disability Discrimination (with J.J. Prescott)

Education
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
J.D., Harvard, 1993
B.A., Stanford, 1989

Curriculum Vitae
Publications