Center for Law, Economics & Organization


Laurence Tai
Law and Economics Fellow

Laurence Tai has written on topics in administrative law and policymaking, with information transparency and regulatory capture as major themes, and much of his work entails formal modeling of regulatory institutions. He earned his PhD in Public Policy and JD at Harvard in 2013, as well as an AB in environmental science and public policy in 2006. During his graduate studies, Laurence was a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Social Sciences and received the Olin Prize for student writing in law and economics. Before coming to NYU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.

Yun-chien Chang 
Global Law and Economics Research Fellow

Yun-chien Chang is an associate research professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and serves as the deputy director of its Empirical Legal Studies Center. He was a visiting professor at Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Fall 2011. His current academic interests focus on economic, empirical, and comparative analysis of property law and land use law. Chang’s English articles have appeared in Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Legal Analysis; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; The University of Chicago Law Review; Notre Dame Law Review; Supreme Court Economic Review, among others.

His book in English, Private Property and Takings Compensation: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Analysis, a winner of Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences, was published by Edward Elgar in 2013. Empirical Legal Analysis: Assessing the Performance of Legal Institutions, a book Chang edited, was published by Routledge in 2014. Law and Economics of Possession, an edited volume, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. His two books in Chinese, Eminent Domain Compensation in Taiwan: Theory and Practice and Empirical Studies of the Judicial Systems 2011 (the latter an edited volume), was published in 2013. He is working on a new book on economic analysis of property law in China and Taiwan. His academic achievement has won him The Best Poster Prize at 2011 CELS and several research grants.

Chang received his JSD and LLM degree from NYU School of Law, where he was also a Lederman/Milbank Law and Economics Fellow and a research associate at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Before going to NYU, Chang had earned LLB and LLM degrees at National Taiwan University and passed the Taiwan bar. Chang has had some working experience with prestigious law firms in Taiwan and served as a legal assistant for the International Trade Commission.


Past Fellows:

Jinghui Lim
Law and Economics Fellow

Jinghui Lim's research focuses on monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations. She graduated in 2013 from Vanderbilt's JD/PhD program in law and economics. At Vanderbilt, she served on the Vanderbilt Law Review as an articles editor and also earned the Archie B. Martin award for highest 1L GPA. Lim graduated from Duke University in 2006 with a BS in economics with a second major in computer science.

Yehonatan Givati
Law and Economics Fellow

Yehonatan Givati studied law and economics at Hebrew University, where he earned his LLB in 2002 and his economics in 2005. After clerking for Justice Esther Hayut at the Israeli Supreme Court, Yehonatan pursued his graduate studies at Harvard University, where he earned his LLM in 2007, his SJD. in 2011, an MA in economics in 2011, and a PhD in economics in 2013. During his studies Yehonatan has been awarded several prizes, including a Fulbright Fellowship, an Olin Fellowship, and a research fellowship from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. After completing two years as a Post Graduate Research Fellow in Law and Economics at NYU Law, Yehonatan joined the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2012.