Edgardo Buscaglia received his legal postdoctoral training in jurisprudence and social policy at the University of California at Berkeley law school. He also received a master's in law and economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Fulbright and ITT scholar. A fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and director of the International Law and Economic Development Centre, he lectures at the University of Virginia and is a visiting professor at the law school of the Instituto Tecnológico Autonomo de Mexico. He serves as a legal/economic senior adviser to several international organizations (e.g. UN and World Bank), bilateral institutions in the United States (e.g. USAID) and in Europe (e.g. GTZ), and the US Government. A small sample of his publications is listed below.
The Paradox of Expected Punishment: Legal and Economic Factors Determining Success and Failure in the Fight against Organized Crime, Review of Law & Economics (2008)
The legal and economic analysis presented here empirically tests the theoretical framework advanced by Kugler,...
Mecanismos de sostenibilidad de las reformas legales y judiciales en países en desarrollo: principios y lecciones aprendidas a través de la experiencia internacional, The Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies (2006)
This article provides a survey of the best international practices based on the judicial reform...
An empirical assessment of the impact of formal versus informal dispute resolution on poverty: A governance-based approach (with Paul Stephan), International Review of Law and Economics (2005)
Based on governance-related criteria, this article provides the empirical jurimetric verification of the how, where,...
Intellectual Property Law: Theory vs. Implementation , Brown Journal of World Affairs (2005)
The paper provides a jurimetric identification of the legal and judicial factors explaining the best...
Undermining the Foundations of Organized Crime and Public Sector Corruption , Essays in Public Policy (2005)
This paper provides a jurimetric account of the main political, social, criminal justice, and economic...
Terrorismo y delincuencia organizada, un enfoque de Derecho y Economía (with Andrés Roemer) (2007)
Contributions to Books
An Economic Analysis of Corrupt Practices within the Judiciary in Latin America, Essays in Law and Economics (1997)
Stark picture of justice - The judiciary in Latin America must be strengthened if the private sector is to prosper, Financial Times (1995)
Judicial Corruption in Developing Countries: Its Causes and Economic Consequences , Berkeley Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series (1999)
´El Chapo´ Guzmán en Forbes, El Universal (2009)
´El Chapo´ Guzmán se codea con millonarios La presión internacional obligaría a una investigación para...
Infiltrados, la muerte de Mouriño, CNN en Español (2008)
Carmen Aristegui platica con Edgardo Buscaglia, investigador del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) y...