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).
In 2008, Alessio defended his PhD cum laude at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He holds a cum laude degree in economics from the LUISS University of Rome (1994) and the European Master in Law and Economics (Universities of Hamburg and Manchester, 1995), which was awarded with distinction and the first prize for the best thesis. In 2003, he was visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Alessio teaches Introduction to Law and Economics, Microeconomics, Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and Law and Economics in the Courts. He has held a number of visiting appointments in these areas, including among others Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
Alessio's current research interests are in 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. His research was published in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, American Business Law Journal, 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 2014, Alessio is the Director of the European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE). Since 2009, he has been the Erasmus Mundus coordinator of the EMLE and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).
Alessio is fluent in Italian and English, he reads French, and he is learning Dutch.