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Head shot of ‏‏‏‏Haggai Porat

S.J.D. Candidate

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Essays on the Regulation of Consumer Algorithms

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Consumer Law with Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Economic Analysis of Law with Professor Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
  • Empirical Legal Studies with Professor Alma Cohen, Harvard Law School and Tel Aviv School of Economics

Additional Research Interests

  • Consumer Law
  • Law and Algorithms (“A.I.”)
  • Empirical Studies on Discrimination


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate, 2020–Present
  • Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Schools of Economics, M.A., 2020 (expected)
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2020 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.B. Summa Cum Laude, 2016
  • Tel Aviv University School of Economics, B.A. Summa Cum Laude, 2016

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Teaching Fellow, Contracts, Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Fall 2020

Representative Publications

  • “Those Who Tan and Those Who Don’t: A Natural Experiment on Colorism” PLoS ONE (forthcoming, 2020) (with Ronen Avraham, Tamar Kricheli-Katz, Shay Lavie & Tali Regev)
  • “Labor Market Discrimination in Israel – A Differentiating Approach” The Israel Democracy Institute (2018) (with Yuval Feldman, Ron Hermon & Tamar Kricheli-Katz) (Hebrew)

Last Updated: August 3, 2020