I will be in the US for the entire academic year 2018/2019: in the fall at Columbia Law School and in the spring at NYU School of Law. I will be teaching contracts at both institutions.
Oliver E. Williamson Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization in 2017. The article explains the emergence of the corporate form in the 17th century Ducth Republic and constrasts it with analogous developments in England.
Dari-Mattiacci, Giuseppe, Gelderblom, Oscar, Jonker, Joost, and Perotti, Enrico (2017), ‘The Emergence of the Corporate Form,’ 33(2) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 193-236.
Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci is professor of law and professor of economics (by curtesy) at the University of Amsterdam. He is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, a co-editor of the International Review of Law & Economics, a board member of the American Law & Economics Association and of the Italian Society of Law & Economics, and the president of the European Association of Law & Economics.
He has received several prizes and grants, including the VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (VIDI NWO 2007-2012), the Digging into Data grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation (DiD NWO & NSF 2014-2015), the ALEA prize for the most outstanding paper published in the American Law & Economics Review in 2014 and the Oliver E. Williamson Prize for best article published in the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization in 2017.
Professor Dari-Mattiacci has published numerous articles on the law and economics of torts, property, litigation, and lawmaking in various journals including the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, the Journal of Law & Economics, and the Journal of Economic History. His recent scholarship focuses on law, economics and history and examines the evolution of legal institutions from ancient Rome to modern times.
His current research projects include the theory and historical emergence of business organizations, the network structure of codes and constitutions, the economics of shareholder lawsuits, standard form and relational contracts, and carrots versus sticks.
BA. cum laude (mathematics - University of Amsterdam)
D.Jur. cum laude (law - University of Rome "La Sapienza")
LL.M. summa cum laude (law & economics - Utrecht University)
Ph.D. cum laude (law & economics - Utrecht University)
LL.M. (law - Columbia Law School)
J.S.D. (law - Columbia Law School)
University of Amsterdam
Professor of law (since 2007)
Professor of economics (by courtesy) (since 2009)
Associate professor of law (2005-2007)
Assistant professor of law (2004-2005)
University of Chicago Law School
Becker Friedman Institute fellow (winter 2012)
George Mason University School of Law
Visiting professor (fall 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)
President of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)
Board member of the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA)
Board member of the Italian Society of Law and Economics (SIDE-ISLE)
Editor of International Review of Law & Economics (Elsevier)
Research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute
Research fellow of EconomiX, University Paris X
VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO - 2007-2012)
Becker Friedman Fellowship University of Chicago (2012)
ALER most distinguished article prize (2014)
JLEO Oliver Williamson article prize (2018)
G. Dari-Mattiacci and L.A. Franzoni (2014). Innovative Negligence Rules. American Law & Economics Review, 16(2): 333-365.
G. De Geest & G. Dari-Mattiacci (2013). The Rise of Carrots and the Decline of Sticks. University of Chicago Law Review, 80(1): 341-392.
G. Dari-Mattiacci (2013). Slavery and Information. Journal of Economic History, 73(1): 79-116.
Abatino, Barbara, Dari-Mattiacci, Giuseppe and Perotti, Enrico (2011). Depersonalization of Business in Ancient Rome. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 31(2): 365-389.
G. Dari-Mattiacci, B. Deffains and B. Lovat (2011). The Dynamics of the Legal System. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 79(1-2): 95-107.
A. Arcuri & G. Dari-Mattiacci (2010). Centralization versus Decentralization as a Risk-return Trade-off. Journal of Law & Economics, 53(2): 359-378.
G. Dari Mattiacci & G. de Geest (2010). Carrots, Sticks and the Multiplication Effect. Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, 26(2): 365-384.
G. Dari Mattiacci (2009). Negative Liability. Journal of Legal Studies, 38(1): 21-60.
G. Dari-Mattiacci & N. Garoupa (2009). Least Cost Avoidance: the Tragedy of Common Safety. Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, 25(1): 235-261.
G. Dari Mattiacci & G. de Geest (2005). The Filtering Effect of Sharing Rules. Journal of Legal Studies, 34(1): 207-237.
Minor in Law &Economics (Law School)
Law & Economics I: Economic Theory and the Law
Law & Economics II: Empirical Legal Studies
Law & Economics III: Paper in Law & Economics
MPhil Program in Economics (Tinbergen Institute)
Law & Economics
The next conference of the European Association of Law and Economics will be in Milan on September 20-22, 2018. This year there will be four plenary sessions with four great speakers: Urska Sadl (EUI) and Luca Enriques (Oxford) will take on challenging topics for future research; Sonja Smets (UvA) and Daniel Chen (Toulouse) will discuss innovative methods.
CLEF is a joint American-European-Asian forum aiming at developing a better comparative understanding of legal issues arising in various countries. This year's meeting features presentations by CLEF members: John Armour (Oxford), Henry Hansmann (Yale), Gillian Hadfield (USC), and Thomas Ulen (Illinois); and invited guests: Johan van Benthem (UvA and Stanford), Nadia Campaniello (Essex), Arthur Dyevre (Leuven), Veronika Fikfak (Cambridge), Luigi Franzoni (Oxford), Genevieve Helleringer (UCLA), Adi Leibovitch (Jerusalem) and Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto).
Blockchain architectures, distributed ledger systems and smart contracts are en vogue these days. However, their long-term effects on the legal and financial system and on economic activity in general are still unclear. This workshop aims at looking beyond the buzz. An interdisciplinary group of researchers from law, economics, finance, computer science and logic will engage in an in-depth discussion of ongoing research – from early stage to stable working papers – that focuses on the promises, challenges and implications of distributed ledger systems and smart contracts.
Following the 2016 First Conference in Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSe), the universities of Amsterdam (UvA), Rotterdam (EUR) and Leiden co-organize a series of Workshops on Empirical Legal Studies. This is the fifth meeting and will be held at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. Previous meeting were hosted by UvA (October 2016), EUR (May 2017), UvA (May 2017), and Leiden (October 2017).