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Talia Gillis

Talia Gillis

S.J.D. 2020

Empirical Law and Finance Fellow

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Essays on Consumer Financial Protection

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions with Professor Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • The Role of Government in the Regulatory State with Professor Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School
  • Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research with Professor David Laibson, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Additional Research Interests

  • Financial Regulation
  • Law and Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Law and Artificial Intelligence


  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate in Business Economics, 2014 – Present
  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. 2020
  • Oxford University, U.K., B.C.L., 2012
  • Hebrew University, Israel, LL.B., 2010

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Empirical Law and Finance Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2018-2020
  • Summer Academic Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2013, 2019
  • Program on Negotiations Fellow, Harvard University, 2018-2019
  • Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics, Harvard Law School, 2013-2018
  • Teaching Fellow, “Behavioral Development Economics”, Professor Gautam Rao, 2017
  • Teaching Fellow, “Applying Behavioral Insights to the Design of Public Policy”, Professor Brigitte Madrian, 2016
  • Teaching Fellow, “Inside Government”, Professor Cass Sunstein and Larry Summers, 2016
  • Teaching Fellow, “Psychology and Economics”, Professor David Laibson and Tomasz Strzalecki, 2014

Representative Publications

  • Talia B. Gillis and Jann Spiess, “Big Data and Discrimination”, 86 U. CHI. L. REV. 459 (2019)
  • Howell E. Jackson and Talia B. Gillis, “Fiduciary Duties in Financial Regulation”, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK ON FIDUCIARY LAW
  • Talia B. Gillis, “Putting Disclosure to the Test: Toward Better Evidence Based Policy”, 28 LOY. CONSUMER L. REV. 31 (2015)SSRN Author Page

Last Updated: August 1, 2019