Jonah Gelbach’s teaching and scholarship focuses on civil procedure, evidence, statutory interpretation, law and economics, event study methodology, securities litigation, the economics of crime, applied statistical methodology, evaluation of public assistance programs, and general applied microeconomics. He has taught at the J.D., Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate levels and published in top law and economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.
Gelbach is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association and has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He has been a referee for countless economics journals and many law reviews. He served as an informal pro bono consultant on the design of the juror selection system for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also served as an independent consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, for which he co-authored a study of disability appeals to the federal district courts.
Gelbach has been Professor of Law at Berkeley since 2019. He previously held tenured appointments in law at Penn Law and in economics at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and at the University of Maryland at College Park. During the 2021-2022 academic year, he is on leave from Berkeley Law and serving as Visiting Professor of Law at NYU.
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1993)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998)
J.D., Yale Law School (2013)