Yair Listokin

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law


Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship examines problems in tax law, corporate law, contract law, and bankruptcy law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2005

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2002

M.A., Princeton University, 2000

A.B., Harvard University, 1998

Courses Taught


  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Contracts
  • Law and Macroeconomics
  • Law, Economics, and Organization

Yair Listokin is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His scholarship examines tax law, corporate law, and contract law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. He is particularly interested in the interactions between law and macroeconomics. He argues that law provides an unexplored tool for stabilizing depressed economies when monetary and fiscal policy prove inadequate. Professor Listokin has been honored with a Milton Friedman Fellowship from the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago and has served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, and NYU School of Law. His research has been featured in Fortune, cnn.com, The Boston Globe, and Slate. Recent research projects include a book manuscript entitled “Law and Macroeconomics,” an examination of different methods for estimating the value of implicit government spending through the income tax code, and an empirical study of the corporate voting tendencies of mutual funds relative to other corporate shareholders.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Dow Chemical Share Trading Benefits Buffett, Yale Professor Says

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is quoted in an article about possible price manipulation of Dow Chemical stock.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Dow Chemical’s 1-in-1000 Stock Action Works in Warren Buffett’s Favor

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is quoted in an article about possible price manipulation of Dow Chemical stock.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Here’s why we should abolish Tax Day—A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

Yair Listokin ’05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Yair Listokin ’05 to Deliver Shibley Inaugural Lecture

Yair Listokin ’05, the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, will deliver a lecture titled “What Happened to Macro in Law and Economics?” on November 16. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Ask the Experts: Turning Taxes Into an Investment

Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law Yair Listokin ’05 is interviewed in an article about the return on investment of tax dollars.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Professors Listokin, Priest, and Rodríguez Receive New Faculty Appointments

The Yale Corporation has voted to approve three new appointments to the Yale Law School faculty.