Jonah Gelbach

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Jonah Gelbach’s interests in law teaching and scholarship include civil procedure, evidence, statutory interpretation, law and economics, event study methodology, applied statistical methodology, and applied microeconomics. He has taught students in JD, economics, business, and public policy programs, in courses at the JD, PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels.

Gelbach is currently a Director of the American Law and Economics Association and is co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.

Gelbach’s published papers in the fields of law and economics include work in the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, among many other journals.

Gelbach has also done public-sector consulting work related to Social Security disability appeals and to the design of the system for obtaining jury venire panels.

Gelbach joined the Penn faculty in 2013, having previously been on the permanent economics faculty at the University of Maryland for nine years (1998-2007) and the University of Arizona for three (2007-2010).

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