Joseph Weintraub-Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and he is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
His research focuses on behavioral law and economics, bias and discrimination, the nature of expertise, and social scientific methodology. His work on judgment and decision-making in the context of legal institutions has been published in leading psychology journals and law reviews and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.
His publications include “The Price of Abstraction” in The Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics, “Alternative Behavioral Law and Economics” in the The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law, “Evaluating Judges” in The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making, “Libertarian Nudges” in the Missouri Law Review, “Libertarian Paternalism is an Oxymoron” in the Northwestern University Law Review, “Tendencies Versus Boundaries: Levels of Generality in Behavioral Law and Economics” in the Vanderbilt Law Review, “Why Law and Economics’ Perfect Rationality Should Not Be Traded for Behavioral Law and Economics’ Equal Incompetence” in the Georgetown Law Journal, “Toward a Meaningful Metric of Implicit Prejudice” in the Journal of Applied Psychology, “Predicting Ethnic and Racial Discrimination: A Meta-analysis of IAT Criterion Studies” in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, “The Proficiency of Experts” in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, “Experimental Political Philosophy: Justice Judgments in the Hypothetical Society Paradigm” in New Explorations in Political Psychology, and “Revisiting Truth or Triviality: The External Validity of Research in the Psychological Laboratory,” in Perspectives on Psychological Science.