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prof. dr. G. (Giuseppe) Dari Mattiacci

Law and economics
Faculty of Law
ACLE

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: A5.17
Postal address
  • Postbus 15966
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile

    SSRN page (with all working papers)

    Google Scholar page (with citation counts)

    CV (with list of publications)

    All my talks on a map

    On leave

    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.

    Columbia Law School page

    NYU School of Law page

    News

    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.

    Short bio

    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.

    Education

    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)

    Experience

    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)

    Fellowships - memberships - editorships - grants - prizes

    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)

    Ten representative publications

    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.

    Teaching

    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

    SSRN page (with all working papers)

    Google Scholar page (with citation counts)

    CV (with list of publications)

    All my talks on a map

  • Upcoming Events

    EALE 2018

    European Association of Law and Economics Annual Meeting in Milan

    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.

    European Association of Law and Economics Annual Meeting 2018 in Milan

     

     

     

    Recent events

     

    25th Meeting of the Comparative Law & Economics Forum (CLEF)

    University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, June 15th-16th, 2018

    Location: IViR Documentation Room. Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam (June 15th) and Tropen Institute (June 16th)

    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).

    For registration contact the organizers.

    Detailed program

    Blockchain, Law & Policy

    University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, February 12th, 2018 (8:30-17:55)

    IViR Documentation Room, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

    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.

    NOTE: Registration closed due to oversubscription

    Blockchain, Law & Policy (February 12th, 2018)

    Fifth Empirical Legal Studies Workshop at UvA

    University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, January 29th, 2018 (8:30-19:30)

    IViR Documentation Room. Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

    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).

    Keynote speaker: Yun-chien Chang (Academia Sinica)

    Fifth Empirical Legal Studies Workshop (January 29th, 2018)

  • Publications

    2017

    • Dari Mattiacci, G., & De Geest, G. (2017). Carrots versus Sticks. In F. Parisi (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (pp. 439-465). Oxford Universtiy Press.
    • Dari Mattiacci, G., & Guerriero, C. (2017). A Novel Dataset on Horizontal Property Rights in 126 Jurisdictions. Data in Brief, 11, 557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.03.005
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., Gelderblom, O., Jonker, J., & Perotti, E. C. (2017). The Emergence of the Corporate Form. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 33(2), 193-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewx002 [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Langlais, E. (2012). Social wealth and optimal care. International Review of Law and Economics, 32(2), 271-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2012.02.002 [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Plisecka, A. E. (2012). Luxury in ancient Rome: an economic analysis of the scope, timing and enforcement of sumptuary laws. Legal Roots, 1, 189-216. [details]

    2011

    • Abatino, B., Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Perotti, E. C. (2011). Depersonalization of business in ancient Rome. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 31(2), 365-389. https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqr001 [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Guerriero, C. (2011). Law, economics, and history: endogenous institutional change and legal innovation. In M. Faure, & J. Smits (Eds.), Does law matter? On law and economic growth (pp. 137-154). (Ius commune reeks; No. 100). Cambridge [etc.]: Intersentia. [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., Deffains, B., & Lovat, B. (2011). The dynamics of the legal system. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 79(1-2), 95-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2011.02.001 [details]

    2010

    • Arcuri, A., & Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2010). Centralization versus decentralization as a risk-return trade-off. The Journal of Law & Economics, 53(2), 359-378. https://doi.org/10.1086/599623 [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & de Geest, G. (2010). Carrots, sticks and the multiplication effect. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 26(2), 365-384. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewn026 [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., Garoupa, N., & Gómez-Pomar, F. (2010). State liability. European Review of Private Law, 18(4), 773-811. [details]

    2009

    2008

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Garoupa, N. (2008). The unsolvable dilemma of a Paretian policymaker. Supreme Court Economic Review, 16, 89-98. [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Mangan, B. M. (2008). Disappearing defendants versus judgment-proof injurers. Economica, 75(300), 749-765. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00663.x [details]

    2007

    2006

    2005

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2005). Errors and the Functioning of Tort Liability. Supreme Court Economic Review, 13, 165-187.
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2005). On the optimal scope of negligence. Review of Law and Economics, 1(3), 331-364. https://doi.org/10.2202/1555-5879.1004 [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Parisi, F. (2005). Rents, Dissipation, and Lost Treasures: Rethinking Tullock¿s Paradox. Public Choice, 124(3-4), 411-422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-005-2057-z
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & de Geest, G. (2005). Judgment Proofness under Four Different Precaution Technologies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 161(1), 38-56. https://doi.org/10.1628/0932456054254470
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & de Geest, G. (2005). The Filtering Effect of Sharing Rules. The Journal of Legal Studies, 34(1), 207-237. https://doi.org/10.1086/426853

    2004

    2003

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Parisi, F. (2003). The cost of delegated control: Vicarious liability, secondary liability and mandatory insurance. International Review of Law and Economics, 23(4), 453-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2003.07.007

    2015

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2015). The economic perspective: demand and supply in the reduction of transaction costs in the ancient world. In D. P. Kehoe, D. M. Ratzan, & U. Yiftach (Eds.), Law and transaction costs in the ancient economy (pp. 273-292). (Law and society in the ancient world). Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Parisi, F. (2015). Liability rules: an economic taxonomy. In M. Bussani, & A. J. Sebok (Eds.), Comparative tort law: global perspectives (pp. 122-143). (Research handbooks in comparative law). Cheltenham: Elgar. [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., Langlais, E., Lovat, B., & Parisi, F. (2015). Asymmetries in rent seeking. In R. D. Congleton, & A. L. Hillman (Eds.), Companion to the political economy of rent seeking (pp. 73-92). Cheltenham: Elgar. [details]

    2013

    • de Geest, G., & Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2013). The Rise of Carrots and the Decline of Sticks. University of Chicago Law Review, 80(1), 341-392. [details]

    2012

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & van Zeben, J. (2012). Legal and market uncertainty in market-based instruments: the case of the EU ETS. New York University Environmental Law Journal, 19, 101-139. [details]

    2010

    • Parisi, F., & Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2010). The rise and fall of communal responsibility in ancient law. In G. P. Miller (Ed.), Economics of ancient law (pp. 135-151). (Economic approaches to law; No. 27). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]

    2009

    2008

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Houtcieff, D. (2008). Vice du consentement et aléa moral à travers la jurisprudence de la réticence dolosive. In C. Jamin (Ed.), Droit et économie des contrats (pp. 45-61). (Droit et économie). Paris: L.G.D.J.. [details]

    2007

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Schäfer, H-B. (2007). Kernfragen reiner Vermögensschäden. In T. Eger, & H-B. Schäfer (Eds.), Ökonomische Analyse der europäischen Zivilrechtsentwicklung: Beiträge zum X. Travemünder Symposium zur ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, 29. März bis 1. April 2006 (pp. 516-549). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

    2005

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G., & Parisi, F. (2005). The Economics of Tort Law. In J. G. Backhaus (Ed.), Elgar Companion to Law and Economics (pp. 87-102). Ashgate: Edward Elgar.

    2004

    • Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2004). Gödel, Kaplow, Shavell: consistency and completeness in social decision-making. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 79(2), 497-520. [details]
    • Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2004). The economics of pure economic loss and the internalization of multiple externalities. In W. H. van Boom, H. Koziol, & C. A. Witting (Eds.), Pure economic loss (pp. 167-190). (Tort and insurance law; No. 9). Wien [etc.]: Springer.

    2017

    • Vala Elias Pimentel de Oliveira, G. (2017). Coercion and integration. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
    • International Review of Law & Economics
      Co-editor