Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L'05
Professor of Law and Psychology; Associate Dean
Tess Wilkinson-Ryan studies the psychology of legal decision-making. Her research addresses the role of moral judgment in legal decision making, with a particular focus on private contracts and negotiations.
- Behavioral Economics
- Social Science and the Law
Articles and Book Chapters
Incentives to Breach, 17 AM. L. & ECON. REV. 290 (2015).
Fault in Contracts, A Psychological Approach, in FAULT IN AMERICAN CONTRACT LAW (Omri Ben-Shahar & Ariel Porat eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010).
More publications can be found here.
The Behavioral Paradox of Boilerplate (February 27, 2017), 103 Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017); U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-5. (forthcoming 2017)
Demand for Breach (April 20, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-19. (forthcoming)
Fee Salience in Retirement Investment Choices (with Jill Fisch). (forthcoming)
The Sucker Norm: Betrayal, Humiliation, and Retaliation in Economic Behavior. (forthcoming)
- Contract Law
- Family Law
- Experimental Economics
- Moral Judgment
Penn Law – Assistant Professor of Law (2010- ); George Sharswood Fellow in Law and Psychology, Lecturer in Law (2008-10)
University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences – Graduate Fellow, Teaching Assistant (2005-08)
Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, Maine – Summer Associate (2004)
Education Law Center, Philadelphia – Summer Intern (2003)
- Psychological Analysis of Legal Decision-Making
- Gender, Psychology, and Law