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Jonah B. Gelbach

Professor of Law

Jonah Gelbach

Jonah Gelbach's interests in law teaching and scholarship include civil procedure, statutory interpretation, law and economics, event study methodology, applied statistical methodology, and applied microeconomics (especially labor and public economics). Continue reading…

Working Papers

The Triangle of Law and the Role of Evidence in Class Action Litigation (Jan. 13, 2017), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-6; 165 U. PA. L. REV. (forthcoming 2017). (forthcoming)
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The Reduced Form of Litigation Models and the Plaintiff's Win Rate (Sept. 9, 2016), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-22. (forthcoming)
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The Logic and Limits of Event Studies in Securities Fraud Litigation (February 12, 2017), TEX. L. REV. (forthcoming 2018); U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-16 (with Jill E. Fisch & Jonathan Klick). (forthcoming 2018)
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Empirical Law and Economics (October 6, 2014), in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LAW AND ECONOMICS (forthcoming); U. Pa. Inst. for Law & Econ., Research Paper No. 14-39 (with Jonathan Klick). (forthcoming)
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Research Areas

  • Civil Procedure
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Law and Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Statistical Methodology


  • Civil Procedure
  • Theories of Statutory Interpretation

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