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About Francesco Parisi

A native of Italy, Francesco Parisi's own research interests are in the area of law and economics, empirical legal studies, public choice theory, comparative law and economics and game theory. He obtained his law degree from the Università degli studi di Roma la Sapienza, a master of laws and a doctor of the science of law, followed by a master's in economics, from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in economics from George Mason University, where he taught from 1993 to 2006 and headed the free-market Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He currently teaches law at the University of Minnesota, and economics at the Università di Bologna. From 2002 to 2006 he occupied the chair of private law at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where he was appointed Professore Ordinario "per chiara fama." He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Review of Law and Economics. He edited the Supreme Court Economic Review from 2002 to 2008. He is also a member of the board of editors of the International Review of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Choice, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Social Sciences Research Network. A small sample of his publications is listed below.


Present Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, Law School

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University of Minnesota, Law School
442 Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel. 612-624-3256

Articles (24)

Books (10)