Fabrizio Cafaggi

European University Institute Exchange Faculty (Fall 2011)

Office: 435 West 116th Street
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 514
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0076
Email: fcafag@law.columbia.edu

  • University of Rome "La Sapienza", J.D., 1986, 110/110, cum laude
  • S.M.U. Law School, Masters in Comparative and International Law, 1987   
  • Yale Law School Visiting Scholar, 1989-1990   
  • Yale Law School, Olin Fellow, 1991   
  • U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Olin Fellow, 1991   
  • University of Pisa, Ph.D., 1992 (Private Law)
Research Interests
  • Comparative Private Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Self-regulation and Codes of Conduct with a Special Emphasis on Private Law and Regulatory Techniques
  • Non-profit Organisations and Welfare Systems
  • United States Contracts and Torts Law
  • Italian Law
Fabrizio Cafaggi is Professor of Comparative Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is an affiliate of the American Law Institute. He earned his J.D. cum laude at University of Rome and his P.h.D in Law at University of Pisa, Italy. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School NYC and at San Andres Law School, B.A. Argentina.

His teaching and research activity is mainly focused on comparative private law, analysed also under the Law & Economics perspective. He has taught courses on European contract law and contract law in regulated markets. The current subjects of his research include European private law, private regulation and multilevel governance. A continuous interest is dedicated to private regulation in its different forms: self-regulation, co-regulation and standard setting. He coordinates a research project on transnational private regulation, constitutional foundations and governance design which builds on previous research activity devoted to the European level.

He is also involved in a research project concerning networks of firms in Europe and industrial policies directed at promoting the creation of transnational networks.

Caffagi's newest research project concerns the impact of European private law in New Member States and candidate countries. Current academic activities in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute focus on the creation of a European Law Institute by different institutional actors and also private organizations. Particular attention is devoted to the role of national Supreme Courts in the creation of European legal integration.

  • The Challenge of Transnational Private Regulation: Conceptual and Constitutional Debates, Edited By Fabrizio Cafaggi, Colin Scott and Linda Senden, Wiley-Blackwell 2011.
  • "Private Regulation and European Private Law" in A. S. Hartkamp, M. W. Hesselink, E. Hondius, C. Mak, E. Du Perron (eds.), Towards a European Civil Code, Den Haag: Kluwer Law International, 2011, pp. 91-126.
  • (Ed. with P. Iamiceli), "Inter-firm networks in the European wine industry", WP EUI 2010/19, 2010, 172 pp.