H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar
Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science
Professor Nuno Garoupa joined the Illinois faculty in 2007. He teaches law and economics, European Union law, and comparative law.
Professor Garoupa received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of York (UK) and also holds an LL.M. from the University of London with specialization in criminal justice and criminology. Professor Garoupa has a long established research interest in the economics of comparative law and legal institutions as well as empirical legal studies and comparative judicial politics. His research has been published in law and economic journals worldwide, including the Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Legal Analysis, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, American Law and Economics Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Cambridge Law Journal and the Journal of Law and Society.
In February 2011, Garoupa was awarded the prestigious Julian Marias Research Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Spain; he was the first non-Spanish-native to be given the prize. The award recognized the quality of his academic work and his contributions to two fields of social sciences: economics and law.