The Harvard Course in Law and Economicsorganised by the Rafael del Pino Foundation, takes place at Harvard Law School. The aim of this programme is to offer an updated view of some of the relevant issues in the field of economic analysis of law.

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  • Start of the course - 02/10/2023

  • Completion of the course 06/10/2023

  • Duration - 5 days

  • Language - English

  • Admission - Consult (

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Workshop description

The Harvard Course in Law and Economics, organised by the Rafael del Pino Foundation, takes place over 5 days at Harvard Law School. The aim of this programme is to offer an updated view of some of the relevant issues in the field of economic analysis of law: contracts, corporate law, litigation, public law and penalties, regulation, competition and the financial system, among other current topics. The course is co-directed by Francisco Cabrillo, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and Amadeo-Petitbò Juan, Trustee of the Rafael del Pino Foundation. It is also under the technical direction of Fernando Gómez, counsel of the Madrid and Barcelona offices of Uría Menéndez.


EDA Agenda


  • Francisco Cabrillo

    Mr Cabrillo is Professor of Economics at Complutense University of Madrid. With an outstanding academic record, he has been visiting fellow at the Universities of Princeton, Rome and Oxford. From 1990 to 2008 he was director of the European Erasmus Program in Law and Economics in Spain. He is director of the Master in Law and Economics of the EAE Business School and of the Harvard Seminar in Law and Economics (Fundación Rafael del Pino- Harvard University). He has held relevant positions in public administration, being Chairman of the Socioeconomic Committee of Madrid from 2004 to 2011. Among his books related to law and economics should be mentioned The Economics of the Family and Family Policy (Edward Elgar, 1999 ), The Economics of Courts and Litigation (Edward Elgar, 2008) and Constitutional Economics and Public Institutions (Edward Elgar, 2013).

  • Amadeo Petitbò Juan

    Amadeo Petitbò-Juan was Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. His previous governmental and academic activities include the following positions: research fellow at the London School of Economics and visiting fellow at the Universities of Warwick, Perpignan, Pavia, Autónoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Alcalá de Henares. Distinguished Expert of the OECD and the European Communities. Deputy Director of Studies at the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy (1990-1992) and Spanish delegate to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris. Between 1992 and 1995 he was Commissioner of the Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition and President of that Institution (1995-2000). Supernumerary Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Distinguished Economist of the Association of Economists of Catalonia. He has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, the Distinction of Merit by the Ministry of Economy and the Medal for Services to the University. He was Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Vice-Chairman of its Advisory Board, and is a member of its Board of Trustees. Expert in Competition and Markets, Competition and Economic Regulation, he is the author of a large number of publications.

Technical Director

  • Fernando Gomez

    Mr Gómez is counsel and is based in Uría Menéndez's Madrid and Barcelona offices. Prior to joining Uría Menéndez in 2014 he was frequently called as an expert witness on aspects of Spanish law in corporate matters before courts in various jurisdictions, such as Delaware Chancery Court, the US Federal Court and the High Court of England and Wales (Queen's Bench Division), as well as arbitration institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he has also acted as arbitrator, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He has also consulted extensively on complex commercial and civil transactions and litigation. In 2010 Fernando was appointed by the European Commission to its Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European contract law. Since 2001, Fernando has been a chaired professor of civil law (Catedrático de Derecho Civil) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra School of Law in Barcelona. He has lectured at New York University School of Law, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the University of Wales, Hamburg Universität, the George Mason University School of Law and the Radzyner School of Law (IDCHerzliya) in Israel.


Carlota Taboada

Director of Research Programmes, Virtual Campus and International Training Programmes at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.


  • Louis Klapow

    Mr Kaplow is Finn M.W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Associate Director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in economics and a J.D. from Harvard University. He has published widely in the fields of taxation and public economics, antitrust, law and economics, and welfare economics and moral philosophy. He serves on editorial boards of numerous journals and has been an economic and legal consultant to government entities and private parties. Notable publications include: (1) Competition Policy and Price Fixing (Princeton University Press 2013), and a series of articles challenging the market definition paradigm and re-analyzing the role of market power; (2) The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics (Princeton University Press 2008) and a series of related articles presenting a new framework for the analysis of taxation and related subjects in public economics; (3) Fairness versus Welfare (Harvard University Press 2002) (with Steven Shavell), an analytical argument and synthesis at the intersection of economics, moral philosophy, and law; (4) Analytical Methods for Lawyers (2nd ed., Foundation Press 2011) (with Howell Jackson, Steven Shavell, W. Kip Viscusi, and David Cope), an innovative text creating a new foundational course for law students; (5) Antitrust.

  • Mark J. Roe

    Mr Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate bankruptcy. He wrote Missing the Target: Why Stock Market Short-Term Is Not the Problem (Oxford, 2022), Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance (Princeton, 1994), Political Determinants of Corporate Governance (Oxford, 2003), and Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (Foundation, 2014). Academic articles include: Dodge v. Ford: What Happened and Why? 74 Vanderbilt Law Review 1755 (2021); Corporate Purpose and Corporate Competition, 99 Washington University Law Review 223 (2021); Containing Systemic Risk by Taxing Banks Properly, 35 Yale Journal on Regulation 181 (2018), Financial Markets and the Political Center of Gravity, 2 J. Law, Finance, and Accounting 125 (2017) (with Travis Coan); Bankruptcy's Three Ages, 7 Harvard Business Law Review 187 (2017); Corporate Structural Degradation Due to Too-Big-to-Fail Finance, 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1419 (2014); Corporate Short-Termism - In the Boardroom and in the Courtroom, 68 Business Lawyer 977 (2013); and Breaking Bankruptcy Priority: How Rent-Seeking Upends the Creditors' Bargain, 99 Virginia Law Review 1235 (2013) (with Frederick Tung).

  • Steven Shavell

    Mr Shavell graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control from 1968 to 1970, and obtained a Ph. U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control from 1968 to 1970, and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1973. He was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Harvard University from 1974 to 1980 and moved to the faculty of Harvard Law School in 1980. His focal interests are in the economic analysis of the basic subject areas of law-contracts, torts, property, and criminal law-and in the legal process. Shavell is the founder and director of the School's John M. Olin Center for Law Economics, and Business, a past director of the Law and Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-founder and past president of the American Law and Economics Association. He was a Guggenheim Fellow, is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Medal for research in law and economics. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the treatise, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law, Harvard University Press, 2004.

  • Roberto Tallarita

    Mr Tallarita is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Before being named an assistant professor, he served as a Lecturer on Law, the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, and the Terence M. Considine Senior Fellow in Law and Economics. His main specialty is corporate law and governance, but his interests include M&A, securities regulation, private law, and legal theory. Professor Tallarita's current research focuses on the social and political dimensions of the public corporation. He has recently written on index fund environmental stewardship, shareholder activism on social, environmental, and political issues, stakeholder governance, corporate political spending, and CEO political preferences. His academic papers appear or are forthcoming in the Business Lawyer, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Business Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Journal of Corporation Law, Journal of Legal Analysis, Southern California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Yale Journal on Regulation. He has also published articles for a broader audience in The Atlantic and the Boston Review. His research has been featured, among other places, in Bloomberg Opinion, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Harvard, Tallarita spent more than a decade in private practice, working on transnational corporate deals at leading law firms in Europe and the United States, including as an associate in the corporate and M&A group of Kirkland & Ellis in New York, and as a partner at a leading Italian law firm. Tallarita received law degrees from both the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and from Harvard Law School.

  • Crystal S. Yang

    Ms Yang is the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is co-director of the Crime Working Group. She is also a Co-Editor at the Journal of Public Economics and serves on the editorial board at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Professor Yang's teaching and research interests center around empirical law and economics, particularly in the areas of criminal justice and algorithmic fairness. Her current research includes empirical projects on racial bias in the criminal justice system, human oversight of algorithms, the spillover effects of deportation fear, and delivery of health care in correctional facilities. In addition to publications in leading economics journals and law reviews, her work has been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Boston Globe, among other media outlets, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a recipient of the American Law Institute's Early Career Scholars Medal and Harvard Law School's Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2014-2015, Professor Yang served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Professor Yang graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2013, where she was a John M. Olin and Terence M. Considine Fellow, and recipient of the John M. Olin Prize. She also received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2013 and was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She earned an A.B. in economics summa cum laude and an A.M. in statistics from Harvard University in 2008.

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