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Professor Alessio Pacces

Professor of Law and Finance
Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Alessio Pacces, Professor of Law and Finance, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics,  Erasmus University Rotterdam
ECGI Research Associate (2009) :

Alessio Maria Pacces is Professor of Law and Finance at the Erasmus School of Law. Before moving to academia, he was senior researcher in the Law and Economics Research Department of the Italian Central Bank (Banca d’Italia). Previously, he worked at the Inspectorate Department of the Italian Supervisory Authority on Securities Markets (Consob) and served as junior officer in the Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza).

Alessio teaches Introduction to Law and Economics, Microeconomics, Comparative Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and Law and Economics in the Courts. He has held a number of visiting appointments in these areas, including at Berkeley Law School, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, and Columbia Law School, among others.

Alessio's current research interests are in Comparative Corporate Governance, Law and Finance, and the Economics of Financial Regulation. In these fields, he has published books, chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to speak by the OECD, the ECB and the European Commission, among others. His research was published in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, American Business Law Journal, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, European Company and Financial Law Review, and International Review of Law and Economics, among others. He is a member of the Italian, European and the American Associations of Law and Economics.

Since 2009, Alessio is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Erasmus Mundus coordinator of the European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE). In October 2014, he became Director of the EMLE.

Alessio is fluent in Italian and English, he reads French, and he is learning Dutch.

Research Interests
Banking and securities regulation
Corporate governance
Economic analysis of law

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Law and Economics of Shadow Banking ECGI Law Working Paper 339/2017 January 2017
Exit, Voice and Loyalty from the Perspective of Hedge Funds Activism in Corporate Governance ECGI Law Working Paper 320/2016 July 2016
A Strict Liability Regime for Rating Agencies ECGI Law Working Paper 245/2014 March 2014
The Future in Law and Finance ECGI Law Working Paper 217/2013 April 2013
The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union) ECGI Law Working Paper 212/2013 May 2013
Uncertainty and the Financial Crisis ECGI Law Working Paper 159/2010 June 2010
Control Matters: Law and Economics of Private Benefits of Control ECGI Law Working Paper 131/2009 August 2009

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