Christine Jolls

Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization


Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor at Yale Law School. 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. 

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1993

B.A., Stanford University, 1989

Courses Taught


  • Rationality and Choice (with Amartya Sen)
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics

Christine Jolls is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor at Yale Law School. 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, and consumer protection. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Course Syllabi
Rationality and Choice (with Amartya Sen)
The Information Society and Behavioral Economics