Nuno Garoupa

Professor of Law; Faculty Director of Graduate Studies

BA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; MSc, University of London; LLM, University of London; MA, George Mason University; DPhil, University of York

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  • Phone: 703-993-8184
  • Office: Room 324, Hazel Hall, Arlington
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    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201
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Biographical Sketch

Nuno Garoupa is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Graduate Studies, and former Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development (2018-2023). 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 DPhil in Economics from the University of York (UK), also holds an LLM from the University of London (UK) and an MA in Political Science from George Mason University.

He has a long established research interest in the economics of law and legal institutions, empirical legal studies, and comparative judicial politics. Professor Garoupa is the current President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2023-2026). In the past, he served as Member of the Executive Board of the American Society for Comparative Law (2021-2023), 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 as co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics (2004-2010), International Review of Law and Economics (2012-2020), and the Cambridge Elements in Law, Economics and Politics (2020-2021). He was awarded the Spanish Julián Marías Research Prize (2010).