Edgardo Buscaglia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Edgardo Buscaglia
Edgardo Buscaglia (22025022173).jpg
Born (1960-11-25) November 25, 1960 (age 59)
Known foracademic specialized in law and economics, author, philanthropist, civil society leader

Edgardo Buscaglia is a renowned international scholar and a practitioner within the field of law and economics.[1][2]

Dr. Buscaglia is also an internationally renowned philanthropist and civil society leader engaged in supporting non-governmental organizations in their combat and prevention of organized crime, including his support for combatting wildlife trafficking at the Wildlife Justice Commission[3] or his philanthropic and technical support for preventing human trafficking in Mexico and Central America as Director of the International Law and Economic Development Center. [4]

His latest field research that Dr. Buscaglia directs covering 118 countries delves into the factors explaining the vertical economic integration of organized crime within the legal economies and the mafia capture of civil societies. [5]

As an academic, Dr. Buscaglia has published widely within the field of law and economics of development and human rights and his scientific articles have been published worldwide. [6]

Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia has also co-founded the InterAmerican and Iberian Law and Economics Association.[7] The group he cofounded has an annual award named after him.[8]

Since 1990, Dr. Buscaglia studies the impact of legal and judicial frameworks on economic development and the economic analysis of organized crime and associated corruption. He has participated in field research and provided assistance for international organizations on the economic analysis of judicial and civil society sectors in several countries within Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East[9]

Dr. Buscaglia frequently publishes articles and accepts interviews within the general media, including New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Financial Times, among many others. [10]

Professional career[edit]

Buscaglia received his post-doctoral training in Jurisprudence and the Social Policy Program at the University of California at Berkeley Law School. He also received a master's in law and economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1990, he has lectured in law and economics and held visiting professorships at Georgetown University, Washington College, at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico ; Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM, México), Ghent University (Belgium), Hamburg University (Germany), University of Virginia in Charlottesville (USA), Universidad Nacional del Sur, Universidad de San Andrés and National University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).[11] [12]

He is currently a Senior Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Columbia University since 2005[13] and from 1991 until 2008 he was institutionally affiliated as a Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.[11] Also, he serves pro-bono as President of the Citizens' Action Institute (Instituto de Acción Ciudadana), a civil society organization aimed at establishing international networks for rescuing and protecting victims of trans-national organized crimes.[14] Dr. Buscaglia co-founded this non-governmental organization in 2007.


  1. ^ Berkeley Electronic Press. ""The Law and Economics of Development " by Edgardo Buscaglia". Works.bepress.com. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  2. ^ Edgardo Buscaglia. "0580 : LAW AND ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT" (PDF). Encyclo.findlaw.com. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  3. ^ https://wildlifejustice.org/accountability/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://globalinitiative.net/network/edgardo-buscaglia/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "the vertical integration of organized crime and political corruption".
  6. ^ https://works.bepress.com/edgardo_buscaglia/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Three EPRG researchers receive the Edgardo Buscaglia ALACDE Award for Empirical Research in Law and Economics | Economics and Politics Research Group". Econpolrg.com. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  9. ^ Buscaglia, Edgardo (2008). "The Paradox of Expected Punishment: Legal and Economic Factors Determining Success and Failure in the Fight Against Organized Crime by Edgardo Buscaglia". SSRN 1121129. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ Buscaglia, Edgardo (2013-05-30). "Mexico's Deadly Power Vacuum". The New York Times.
  11. ^ a b "Edgardo Buscaglia | Hoover Institution". Hoover.org. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  12. ^ (PDF) http://cmfjunin.com.ar/uploads/informacion/180420172026pglaft17_3.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Edgardo Buscaglia | Officers of Research | Columbia Law School". Law.columbia.edu. 1961-11-09. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  14. ^ "Instituto de Accion Ciudadana para la Justicia y la Democracia AC". Institutodeaccionciudadana.org. Retrieved 2016-09-25.