Dr. Sharon Yadin

Law and Regulation

Administrative Law

Climate Regulation

Regulation by Shaming

Corporate Disinformation and Obstruction



Dr. Sharon Yadin is a Senior Lecturer of Law and Regulation at the Yezreel Valley College School of Public Administration and Public Policy and a research fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. She is an Associate Editor at Springer Nature’s Humanities & Social Sciences Communications Journal and a Climate Social Science Network scholar at Brown University.

Dr. Yadin has authored 30 articles and book chapters, including publications in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, Environmental Law, Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin, and Harvard Business Law Review Online. Additionally, she has written three books. Her latest book, Fighting Climate Change Through Shaming, was published by Cambridge University Press. She has edited or is currently editing book chapters in leading publications and special volumes of prominent law reviews.

Dr. Yadin’s research focuses on government agencies’ soft regulatory approaches, such as regulatory shaming, regulatory contracts, e-regulation, and crowdsourced regulation; regulatory transparency; and corporate disinformation and obstruction in regulatory contexts.


Her work on regulatory contracts was adopted into law in MQG v. Prime Minister of Israel, a precedential Supreme Court of Israel ruling in which her book, Regulation: Administrative Law in the Age of Regulatory Contracts, was cited more than a dozen times. Her studies on regulatory shaming were cited in leading publications in the field, presented in prominent international fora, and have influenced policy in Israel and abroad. 

Dr. Yadin earned her doctorate in law from Tel-Aviv University and completed her post-doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has won several scholarships and academic awards, including the Gorney Award for Young Public Law Scholars, the Lakers Prize for Best Media Regulation Paper, the Lady Davis post-doctoral scholarship, and the Zvi Meitar doctoral scholarship. She has also received various research grants and teaching awards. She has served as a public representative at the Israel Press Council and the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. She currently serves as a public committee member at Maala (an NGO promoting corporate social responsibility) and as a board director at the Israeli Law and Society Association. Dr. Yadin advises governmental regulators as well as multinational firms.  


Fighting Climate Change Through Shaming

This Book contends that regulators can and should shame companies into climate-responsible behavior by publicizing information on corporate contribution to climate change. Drawing on theories of regulatory shaming and environmental disclosure, the book introduces a “regulatory climate shaming” framework, which utilizes corporate reputational sensitivities and the willingness of stakeholders to hold firms accountable for their actions in the context of the climate crisis. The book explores the developing landscape of climate shaming practices employed by governmental regulators in various jurisdictions via rankings, ratings, labeling, company reporting, lists, online databases, and other forms of information-sharing regarding corporate climate performance and compliance. Against the backdrop of insufficient climate law and regulation worldwide, the book offers a rich normative and descriptive theory and viable policy directions for regulatory climate shaming, considering the promises and pitfalls of this nascent approach and insights gained from implementing regulatory shaming in other fields. It is a part of the Cambridge Elements Series – short, peer-reviewed books that aim to provide readers with original, cutting-edge insights into frontier topics. Online supplements are available on the Cambridge website.

Cambridge University Press                                          Video Abstract  

First pages                                                                     Table of Contents  

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Review in Yale Climate Connections                              

Book Discussion: ICON-S New Scholarship Showcase (YouTube)

Book Event: University of Haifa (Facebook Live, May 1st, 2024) 

Book Event: The Hebrew University (ICON-S Israel, May 19, 2024) 

Book Event: International Association on Regulation & Governance Inaugural Conference (Zoom panel, June 17-18 2024)

Book Event: APPAM webinar (July 15, 2024) 






Soft Regulation Approaches to Climate Policy, in Elgar Encyclopedia of Climate Policy (Daniel Fiorino et al. eds., 2024)

Regulatory Shaming and the Problem of Corporate Climate Obstruction, 60 Harvard Journal on Legislation 337 (2023)

The Crowdsourcing of Regulatory Monitoring and Enforcement, 17 Law and Ethics of Human Rights 95 (2023)

Government Regulation by Eco-Shaming Corporations: Balancing Effectiveness and Fairness, in The Legal Aspects of Shaming: An Ancient Sanction in the Modern World 225 (Meital Pinto & Guy Seidman eds., 2023) 

Manipulating Disclosure: Creative Compliance in the Israeli Food Industry, 66 Saint Louis University Law Journal (2021)

  • Featured in HealthLawProf Blog

Israel’s Law and Regulation After the Gas Discoveries, in Regulation in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods (Eyal Tevet & Itzhak Galnoor eds.,  2021) – Please Email me for a PDF copy.

E-Regulation, 38 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 101 (2020)

  • The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy (finalist)
  • Featured in Legal Theory Blog and Yale’s Notice & Comment blog

Saving Lives Through Shaming, 9 Harvard Business Law Review Online 57 (2019)

Regulatory Shaming, 49 Environmental Law 407 (2019)

  • Featured in The Regulatory Review
  • Featured in the Regulation Digest and Yale’s Comparative Administrative Law Blog
  • Recommended by the Legal Theory Blog
  • Cited in over 25 scholarly publications and policy reports

Shaming Big Pharma, 36 Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin 131 (2019)

  • SSRN editors’ choice for Weekend Reads 
  • Featured in Yale’s Notice & Comment blog

Regulation and the Separation of Powers, 28 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 357 (2019) (with Ariel Bendor)

  •   Featured in Legal Theory Blog 

Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age, 88 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 101 (2019) (with Tali Teeni Harari)

  •   Featured in Media Law Prof Blog 

Too Small to Fail: State Bailouts and Capture by Industry Underdogs, 43 Capital University Law Review 889 (2015)


New Regulation: A Revolution in Public Law (Hebrew, 2018)

Regulation: Administrative Law in the Age of Regulatory Contracts (Hebrew, 2016)


Can Shaming Save the Planet? – Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions – Book Seminar

The Crowdsourcing of Regulatory Monitoring and Enforcement – Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual Workshop – paper discussion

Regulatory Eco-Shaming – The European Environmental Law Forum annual conference – video presentation

E-Regulation – Netherlands Institute of Governance conference – video presentation

Regulatory Shaming – Ipse Dixit podcast


Can Regulatory Shaming Save the Planet? – Fifteen Eighty Four, a blog by Cambridge University Press

Climate Shaming Corporations: A New Environmental and Financial Regulation – Duke Financial Economics Center FinReg Blog

How Regulatory Shaming Can Help Solve Corporate Climate Obstruction – Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog

Should Regulators Shame Companies into Compliance? – The Regulatory Review

Shaming Big Pharma – Notice & Comment, a blog by Yale Journal on Regulation


  Administrative Law | Law and Regulation | Legislation and Regulation | Regulation Policy | Administrative and Constitutional Law | Climate Policy | Energy and Environmental Policy 


The Benefits and Perils of the New Israeli Regulation Database, 9 Regulation Studies (forthcoming 2024)

Book Review: The Murder of Tair Rada and the Roman Zadorov Case – Institution, Justice, Citizens, and Social Media (Azi Lev-on, Yediot Books, 2023), Media Frames: Israeli Journal of Communication (2023) 

The Democratic Paradox of Coronavirus Regulations, 24 Law and Government in Israel (Mishpat Umimshal, University of Haifa) 31 (2022)

The Expressive Space of Regulation: Should the Government Engage in Shaming?, 23 Law & Business (IDC Law Review) 577 (2020)

Interpreting the Regulatory Contract Following Zeligman, 44 Tel Aviv University Law Review Forum 1 (2020)

A Present Need: Public Participation in Consent Decrees, 25 Hamishpat Law Review (The College of Management) 151 (2020)

“Shark,”” Alligator” and “Whale”: Representations by Administrative Authorities, Regulatory Contracts and Other Creatures in the Natural Gas Deal, 32 Bar-Ilan Law Studies 213 (2019)

The High Court of Justice Decision on the Natural Gas Deal and the Regulatory Contract: A Paradigm Shift in Administration and Public Law, 19 Law and Government in Israel (Mishpat Umimshal, University of Haifa) 565 (2018)

Regulating Television: The Enforcement Policy of the Second Authority, in Regulation in Israel: Values, Effectiveness, Methods 320 (Eyal Tevet & Itzhak Galnoor eds., 2019)

The Quiet Regulation: Informal Enforcement Arrangements of the Israeli Securities Authority and the Apex-Psagot Case, in Regulating Regulation: Law and Policy 169 (Yishai Blank et al. eds., 2016)

Miscommunication: Between Public Interest and Private Interest in the Regulation of Channel 10, 8 Haifa Law Review (Din Udvarim) 391 (2015) 

The Regulation-Education Web: Television Rating Systems in the New Media Environment, 13 Media Frames: Israeli Journal of Communication 20 (2014) (with Tali Teeni-Harari)

What is Regulation? A Definition Proposal Following the First Uses of the Term in Israeli Legislation, 6 Laws in Brief (The Hebrew University) 1 (2014)

Regulatory Contracts in Israeli Financial Markets, 35 Tel Aviv University Law Review 447 (2012)

Self-Regulation in the Israeli Banking Sector, 19 Banking Quarterly 168 (2010)