Yuval Feldman is The Mori Lazarof professor of legal research at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law and Associate Dean for Research.
He obtained his Ph.D. (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) from the UC Berkeley in 2004 after receiving his L.L.B. and B.A (Psychology) from Bar-Ilan University (1998) and clerking for the Israeli supreme court Justice Tova Stresberg-Cohen.
His areas of research include Behavioral Analysis of Law, Experimental Law and Economics, Ethical Decision-Making, Regulatory Impact and Social Norms, Compliance, Formal and Non-Formal Enforcement Strategies. From 2011 to 2013, he was a fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Institutional Corruption Lab at Harvard Law School and the Implicit Social Cognition Lab in Harvard Psychology.
Since 2014 He is a Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. He has been advising various governmental bodies on behavioral and experimental informed policies in areas related to corruption, trust enhancing regulatory design, public cooperation and enforcement in areas related to public health (covid) environment and tax. Between 2016-20 he served as a member of Israel’s Young Academy. Feldman has received various national fellowships including Rothschild, Fulbright, Alon, and awards such as Zeltner ( 2008 Young) Chesin ( 2019 Senior researcher) Bruno award (2020) and Fatal Award (2021) as well as more than 25 competitive research grants from foundations such as Olin, GIF, Marie Currie, ISF, IIAS.
In 2022 He won an ERC Advanced grant on Generating Voluntary Compliance Across Doctrines and Nations: Integrating Behavioural & Regulatory Aspects of Governments’ Ability to Trust the Public’s Cooperation, Ethicality & Compliance.
He has co-authored more than 70 papers, many of them published leading journals in law, public policy, management and psychology among them NYU, Texas, Georgetown and Northwestern Law reviews J. of Legal Studies, J. of Empirical Legal Studies, Regulation & Governance, J. of Eur Pub Policy, J. of Business Ethics ; Psychological Science and J. of Applied Psychology.
He is on the editorial board of Regulation and Governance, Law & Policy and European Journal of Law & Economics and among the founders of ComplianceNet an interdisciplinary and global network of compliance researchers.
His first book: The Law of Good People, was published in Cambridge University Press in June 2018. His second book “Can the Public be trusted” is expected in 2023 in CUP