Yair Listokin is a 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. Recent projects include a theoretical inquiry into the impact of taxation on the size of the financial sector and an empirical study of consumer’s implicit understandings of the meaning of contractual silence. Prior to joining Yale Law School, Professor Listokin clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and obtained his J.D. from Yale School, where he was three times named the John M. Olin Prize Winner for the best student paper in law and economics.