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Luigi Alberto Franzoni

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Settore scientifico disciplinare: SECS-P/03 SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE

Coordinatore del Corso di Dottorato in European doctorate in law and economics

Temi di ricerca

Parole chiave: proprietà intelletuale analisi economica della responsabilità civile analisi economica del diritto

Analisi economica del diritto, in tutte le sua articolazioni (dir. privato e pubblico).


  1. "The attenuation of legal change" in Research Handbook on Law and Time, F. Fagan & S. Levmore eds., Edward Elgar 2024, (working paper).
  1. "Lost Profits and Unjust Enrichment damages for the misappropriation of trade secrets", with Arun Kumar Kaushik, Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 53/1, 237-265 (working paper).

  2. "Efficient liability law when parties genuinely disagree," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, forthcoming (working paper).
  3. "Prevention Policy in an Uncertain Environment,"  Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 2022, 178, pp. 105 - 129 (working paper)

  4. "Trade secrets law", in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by A. Marciano e G.B.  Ramello, Springer 2019 (working paper)

  5. "Legal Change in the Face of Risk-Averse Subjects: A Generalization of the Theory" American Law and Economics Review, (Fall 2019), 21 (2): 394–430 (link)

  6. "Liability law under scientific uncertainty", in American Law and Economics Review (Fall 2017), 19 (2): 327-360 (link)

  7. “Correlated accidents”, American Law and Economics Review (Fall 2016) 18 (2): 358-384 (link)
  8. “The optimal scope of trade secrets law”, with A. Kaushik, International Review of Law and Economics, 2016, vol. 45, 45-53 (link).
  9. “Innovative negligence rules”, with Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci, in American Law and Economics Review, 2014, 16/2, 333-365. 2014 Distinguished Article Prize of the ALER (link)
  10. “Weak Intellectual Property Rights, Research Spill-Overs and The Incentive to Innovate”, with V. Denicolò, in American Law and Economics Review, 2012, 14/1, 111-140 (link)
  11. “Rewarding innovation efficiently: the case for exclusive IP rights,” in Regulating Innovation: Competition Policy and Patent Law Under Uncertainty, G. Manne and J. Wright, eds.,Cambridge University Press, 2011 (see here).
  12. “Transmitters and receivers' investment to avoid interference: Is there an optimal regime?” with P. Crocioni, Telecommunications Policy , 2011, 35 (6), 568-578 (ssrn)
  13. “On the Winner-Take-All Principle in Innovation Races,” with V. Denicolò, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 1133–1158.
  14. “Tax evasion and avoidance”, in Criminal law and economics, edited by Nuno Garoupa, Edward Elgar, 2009, 290 – 319 (SSRN).
  15. “The contract theory of patents in perspective”, in Internationalization of the Law and its Economic Analysis: Festschrift für Hans-Bernd Schäfer, edidted by T. Eger, J. Bigus, C. Ott, and G. von Wagenheim, Gabler, 103-114 (see here).
  16. Economia e Politica Economica del Diritto, with Daniela Marchesi, Il Mulino ottobre 2006.
  17. “Innovation, duplication and the contract theory of patents”, with Vincenzo Denicolò, in The economics of Innovation: Incentives, Cooperation, and R&D Policy, R. Cellini and L. Lambertini eds., Elsevier (see here).
  18. "Patents, secrets, and the first inventor defense", with Vincenzo Denicolò, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2004, 13/3, 517-538.
  19. "Discretion in tax enforcement", Economica, 2004, 71/283, 369-389.
  20. "Evasione fiscale e nuove modalità di accertamento: una introduzione all'analisi economica", with Luigi Bernardi, Rivista di Diritto Finanziario e Scienza delle Finanze, parte prima, 3-41, 2004 (see here).
  21. "The contract theory of patents", with Vincenzo Denicolò, International Review of Law and Economics, 23 (2004), 365-380 (paper).
  22. Introduzione all'economia del diritto, Il Mulino, luglio 2003.
  23. "Amnesties, settlements, and optimal tax enforcement", Economica, 2000, vol. 57, 153-176.
  24. "Tax evasion and tax compliance,", Encyclopedia of Law and Economics vol. 4, 51-94, edited by B. Bouckaert and G. De Geest, Edward Elgar, UK and University of Ghent, Belgium, 1999 (SSRN) .
  25. "Negotiated enforcement and credible deterrence", The Economic Journal, 1999, vol. 109, 509-535.
  26. "Imperfect competition in certification markets," pp. 158-176, in Organized interests and self-regulation: An economic approach, a cura di B. Bortolotti e G. Fiorentini, Oxford University Press (ssrn).
  27. "Independent auditors as fiscal gatekeepers," International Review of Law and Economics, 1998, 18/4, 365-384 ( paper).
  28. "Punishment and grace: On the economics of tax amnesties," Public Finance/Finances Publiques, vol. 3, 1996, pp. 353-368 (paper)
  29. "L'accertamento con adesione del contribuente," in Il Fisco Indulgente, a cura di G. Fiorentini e C. Marchesi, 1997, Giappichelli, Torino (paper).


Work in progress

- Efficient liability law when parties genuinely disagree

- Lost Profits and Unjust Enrichment damages for the misappropriation of trade secrets