Alice Guerra is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna and Managing Director of the European Association of Law and Economics. From 2016 to 2019 she worked as assistant professor and Marie Curie fellow at Copenhagen Business School, and she was a visiting student at the European University Institute. She obtained a Ph.D. in Law and Economics in 2015 from the European Doctorate in Law and Economics jointly offered by the Universities of Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam. Her research spans several topics in the economic analysis of torts, with particular attention to the role of institutions and the law in monitoring and deterring illegal behaviors and dishonesty (e.g., tax evasion, vote buying, dishonest leadership, corruption).
Alessandro Tavoni holds a PhD in Economics from Universita’ Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (2011). Prior to joining the Economics department at the University of Bologna, he was Associate Professor at the London School of Economics. He has published in generalist journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in top field journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Nature Climate Change. Alessandro’s research spans several topics in environmental economics, primarily related to overcoming behavioural and political economy barriers to cooperation in the (climate) commons. This is tackled through a combination of non-cooperative and evolutionary game theory models, as well as surveys, laboratory and field experiments, to shed light on potential solutions to environmental dilemmas.
Carmine Guerriero is “Rita Levi-Montalcini” Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna. His chair has been established thanks to a three million Euros 2016 “Rita Levi-Montalcini” grant from the “Italian ministry of University and Research.” His main contributions are towards the understanding of the determinants and impact of legal, regulatory, and political institutions. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2010. From 2009 to 2015, he has been Assistant Professor and Program Director at the ACLE (University of Amsterdam) and from 2012 to 2020 he has served as associate editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. From 2014, he is Co-Primary Investigator of the Nomography Project and in 2020 he has founded the Cambridge University Press Elements in Law, Economics and Politics for which he now serves as Editor-in-Chief. Guerriero has received the “EARIE Paul Geroski” award prize in 2007 and the “Hans-Jurgen-Ewers” Prize in 2011, and he has published in top economics, law, and political science journals such as the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Comparative Economics, the Journal of Institutional Economics, Economica, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Southern California Law Review.
Paolo Vanin is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in 2007, worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Padova until 2008 and was Visiting Professor at UTDT and UDESA in Buenos Aires and at FU in Berlin. His research includes theoretical and empirical investigations in the areas of crime economics (on social and moral enforcement of law, economic roots and political consequences of organized crime and terrorism), political economy (on information transparency, historical and political roots of development), and social economics (on social capital, social interactions, moral values, substance use and abuse). He has published in several economic journals including the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics.
Enrico Santarelli is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. From 2003 to 2009 he was Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group) in Jena and in 2010 served as Senior scientist (GH40) at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) of the European Commission. He was also Visiting professor in several universities across the globe, including Stanford, Berkeley, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Sussex and Maastricht. He received a Ph.D. in science and technology policy from University of Sussex. From 2004 to 2010 Professor Santarelli was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). His main research line is the economic analysis of entrepreneurship, firm growth and innovation. Professor Santarelli published in a wide range of journals indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Review of Industrial Organization.
Alessandro Pomelli is research assistant professor at the University of Bologna Faculty of Economics, where he teaches business law. After graduating with honours from the University of Bologna Faculty of Law in 2000, he earned a Ph.D. degree in corporate law from Bocconi University in 2004 and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2006 together with the academic title of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also teaches courses in basic concepts of law and economics, comparative law and economics, corporation law and economics and corporate governance on the EMLE and EDLE programmes, the course in international mergers and acquisitions on the Loyola Law School and University of Bologna international LL.M. programme as well as he holds lectures on corporate law in the postgraduate program of the School of Specialisation in Legal Professions in Bologna. Author of numerous articles on corporate and takeover laws and securities regulation published in Italian law reviews, his main field of interest is the law and economics of corporations and capital markets.
Francesco Parisi is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota School of Law. He is Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review (Chicago University Press) and Co-Director of the Program in Economics and the Law at the J.M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. Professor Parisi received his D.Jur. degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, an LL.M. and a J.S.D. and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D in Economics from George Mason University. Professor Parisi is a member of the board of editors of the International Review of Law and Economics, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the Social Sciences Research Network.
Vincenzo Denicolò is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna and research fellow at CEPR. His main field of research is the theory of industrial organization, with a special focus on competition policy and the economics of innovation and intellectual property rights. He has published more than 50 articles in refereed journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Currently he is a co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, a member of the Academic Panel at the UK Competition and Market Authority, and a member of the Economic Advisory Board for Competition Policy at the European Commission.
Alberto De Pra is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna School of Economics, where he teaches Commercial Law and Competition Law . He also teaches European Competition Law at the European Doctorate in Law&Economics (EDLE). Furthermore, he taught Company Law at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna. After graduating from the University of Bologna Faculty of Law, he earned a Ph.D. degree in Law & Economics from Siena University. Author of numerous articles on corporate, financial markets, banking and antitrust law published in Italian law reviews, his main fields of interest are the international merger control and related parties transactions in banking. He has been visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), Faculty of Law, and research fellow at the European University Institute of Fiesole (Firenze). He is also head of the editorial board of the law review “Giurisprudenza Commerciale” (Director: Prof. Renzo Costi) and member of the editorial board of the “RDS-Rivista di Diritto Societario Interno, Internazionale, Comunitario e Comparato”. He is a member of the Italian Bar and Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute as well as of the European Banking Institute.
Marco Casari is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bologna. He earned a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, USA, in 2002. His main areas of interest are institutional economics, experimental economics, and environmental economics. He has held positions at Purdue University, Autonoma University of Barcelona and Ohio State University. He has published in several journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review, PNAS, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic History, Games and Economic Behavior.
Emanuela Carbonara is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna. She obtained a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 1999. Moreover, she was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Oxford and the Johns Hopkins University. She has published on economic analysis of contracts and regulation. Her main research interests are the law and economics of contracts and market regulation.
Maria Bigoni is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna. She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, Markets and Institutions from the IMT in Lucca in 2008. She was a visiting student at the Stockholm School of Economics (2006 and 2007), and a visiting scholar at Tilburg University (2008) and Purdue University (2011). She has published in generalist journals as Econometrica, PNAS and the Economic Journal, and in top field journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, the RAND Journal of Economics and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Her main research interest is experimental economics, applied to the study of cooperation in repeated social dilemmas, industrial organization and learning.
Elena Argentesi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute in 2005 with her thesis on an empirical analysis of two-sided markets. During her Ph.D., she spent a year as a visiting fellow at the IDEI in Toulouse. Her research interests are in the area of industrial organization and competition policy, with a focus on empirical issues. Her publications in academic journals are mainly in the fields of two-sided markets and mergers analysis. She is Senior Advisor at Lear and has done consultancy work as a technical expert for several public bodies, such as DG Competition and other competition agencies.
Luigi Alberto Franzoni (D.Phil. Nuffield College, Oxford) is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna. He is a leading European academic scholars in the field of Law and Economics. His main fields of specialization are the economics of IPRs and law enforcement. He has written, together with D. Marchesi, the most important introductory book on law and economics in Italian language.
From 2014 to 2017, he served as President of the European Law and Economics Association