Naci Mocan. Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics at Louisiana State University

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Biographical Sketch

Naci Mocan is the Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics at Louisiana State University, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Center of CUNY.

Professor Mocan's research concentrates on policy-relevant economic analysis, with an emphasis on health economics and law and economics. His current research agenda consists of the analysis of the determinants of illegal behavior such as crime and corruption, and the interplay between economic and cultural factors that determine market as well as non-market behavior. His research has been funded by various private foundations as well as government organizations, and has been published in a variety of academic journals. He is an associate editor of Journal of Population Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.

Nuno Garoupa. Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development & Faculty Director of Graduate Studies. George Mason University.

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Biographical Sketch

Nuno Garoupa is Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development & Faculty Director of Graduate Studies at George Mason University. 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 PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK), also holds an LLM from the University of London.

He has a long established research interest in the economics of law and legal institutions and comparative judicial politics. He is the current President of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics (2017-2020). He has served as 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 co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics (2004-2010) and of the International Review of Law and Economics (since 2012). He has been awarded the Spanish Julian Marias Research Prize (2010) and the NSF Award in Law and Social Science (2017) for a conference project on “Facilitating Empirical Studies of Judicial Behavior on Constitutional Courts from a Comparative Perspective.”

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