Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci is professor of law and economics, a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He works at the intersection of law, economics and history.
A Columbia Law School graduate, professor Dari-Mattiacci started his career at the University of Amsterdam in 2004 as the co-director and then director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics. He joined the University of Amsterdam again in the fall of 2020 after a time at Columbia Law School where he was the Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law and taught Contracts.
He holds degrees in law (D.Jur. University of Rome “La Sapienza”, LL.M. and J.S.D. Columbia Law School), law & economics (LL.M. and Ph.D. Utrecht University) and mathematics (B.A. University of Amsterdam). He works at the intersection of law, economics, and history. His recent scholarship has focused on the evolution of legal institutions and business organizations, the interplay of contract and property institutions, and the enforcement of regulations. He has held visiting appointments at George Mason University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and New York University. In 2018-2020 he served as the president of the European Association of Law & Economics.
He has received several prizes and grants, including the Oliver E. Williamson Prize for best article published in the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization in 2017, the American Law & Economics Association prize for the most outstanding paper published in the American Law & Economics Review in 2014, and the VIDI research grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in 2007.
Professor Dari-Mattiacci has published numerous articles in journals in several fields, 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, the Journal of Economic History, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is also the editor of a two-voluime book on Roman Law & Economics (with Dennis Kehoe), published by Oxford University Press.
His Erdos number is 4.
In the news
Professor Dari-Mattiacci's paper on fines that increase with the wealth of the violator ("Fines for Unequal Societies") has been featured in Ducth newspapers --- Het Parool (1, 2, 3, and 4), De Telegraaf, and Top Gear --- and radio --- NPO Radio 1 Spraakmakers.
Roman Law & Economics, the book