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Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia

President, Instituto de Acción Ciudadana (Mexico City, México)/ Senior Scholar in Law and Economics, Columbia University (NY, USA)/ Visiting Senior Academic, Università degli Studi de Torino (Turin, Italy)/ Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Professor Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia is presently a Senior Scholar in Law and Economics at Columbia University (NY, USA), a Visiting Senior Academic at Università degli Studi de Torino (Turin, Italy), a Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the President at Instituto de Acción Ciudadana (Mexico City, México).

Since 1991, Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia has provided public policy advice to public and private sectors in 118 countries focused on counteracting/preventing complex economic transnational crimes linked to political corruption and private sector corruption in, for example, Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine and Yemen.

Dr. Buscaglia has published his findings as opinion editorials in well-known newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, New York Times and Financial Times, among others. Dr. Buscaglia has also published his findings in more than one-hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers and in seven books.

Professor Dr. Buscaglia has also served as Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at the University of San Andres in Argentina (2013-2016); at the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) in Mexico between 2003 and 2013;  as Visiting Professor at the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM, 2012-2013); as Lecturer and Director of the International Law and Economic Development Center at the University of Virginia (in Charlottesville, VA USA: 1999-2005); as Visiting Professor at Georgetown University (Washington D.C., USA: 1995-1996), and as a fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (California, USA: between 1991 and 2008).

Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia has also co-founded in 1995 the Latin American Law and Economics Association and served on the Board of Governance of Transparency International (Berlin, 1995-99).

Professor Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia received his legal postdoctoral training in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California at Berkeley. He also received a master’s in law and economics and a PhD concentrated in law economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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