Nuno Garoupa


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Nuno Garoupa is Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, and Faculty Director of Graduate Studies at the George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School. Previously, he taught at Texas A&M University School of Law (2015-2018), University of Illinois College of Law (2007-2015), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2001-2007) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (1998-2001). He also served as President of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Lisbon, Portugal (2014-2016). Professor Garoupa received his PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK), also holds an LLM from the University of London (UK).

He has a long-established research interest in the economics of law and legal institutions, empirical legal studies and comparative judicial politics. He has served as President of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics (2017-2021), Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2004-2007), Member of the Boards of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (2006-2009) and of the Latin America and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (2009-2011), and co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics (2004-2010) and of the International Review of Law and Economics (2012-2020). He has been awarded the Spanish Julián Marías Research Prize (2010) and the NSF Award in Law and Social Science (2017) for a conference project on “Facilitating Empirical Studies of Judicial Behavior on Constitutional Courts from a Comparative Perspective”.