About the Project

Do you ever wonder how a particular case might fare in other parts of the world? Here at The Nomography Project, we are trying to satisfy that very curiosity. Each quarter, one of the users is chosen to provide a survey. The users are all legal qualified legal professionals from around the globe who have been invited to participate. If you are a qualified legal professional in your country and it is not represented, please inquire about an invitation to contribute to The Nomography Project.

Primary Investigators

Adam Badawi

Adam B. Badawi

Professor Adam B. Badawi is an expert in contracts and commercial law, concentrating on the interaction between formal law and informal norms to regulate behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California–Berkeley, where his dissertation focused on legal and extra-legal ordering. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, Professor Badawi has presented at workshops and conferences that include the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association and the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. Before becoming a law professor, he clerked for the Hon. Michael W. McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and then practiced law at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in San Francisco. Professor Badawi also served as a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci is professor of law & economics and holds appointments both at the faculty of law and at the faculty of economics (by courtesy) of the University of Amsterdam. He is director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, and editor of the International Review of Law & Economics.

He has published numerous articles on the law and economics of torts, property, litigation, and lawmaking in various journals including the University of Chicago Law Review , the Journal of Legal Studies , the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization , the Journal of Law & Economics , and the Journal of Economic History . His recent scholarship focuses on law, economics and history and examines the evolution of legal institutions from ancient Rome to modern times. His current research projects include the economic analysis of ancient law, comparative variation of legal rules, and the economics of endogenous institutional change.

Carmine Guerriero

Carmine Guerriero

BA (2002 Milano) MA (2004 Chicago) Msc (2005 London) PhD (2009 Cambridge)

Carmine Guerriero is assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, and fellow of the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics.

After earning a master of arts from the University of Chicago and a master of sciences from the London School of Economics, he obtained his Ph D in economics from the University of Cambridge. During 2009 he held a visiting position at the IEFE (Bocconi university). In 2007 the EARIE awarded him the Paul Geroski Prize for the most significant policy contribution at the EARIE annnual meeting in Valencia.

His theoretical and empirical works have covered a variety of topics: the political economy of incetive regulation and deregulation, the determinants of different public officials appointment rules, the evolution of legal systems (with a particular focus to those pertaining to the Civil and Common law tradition), and the origins of formal and informal law.


Organizations & Institutions

This project could not be possible without the valuable contributions of the following organizations and institutions.