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Alessio Pacces

  • Visiting Professor of Law

Ph.D. (Law and Economics), Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2008
LL.M., European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE), Erasmus Programme in Law & Economics, University of Hamburg (School of Law) and University of Manchester (School of Law), 1995
Degree in Law and Business, LUISS-Guido Carli University of Rome, 1994

Areas of Specialty

Banking and Securities Regulation
Law and Finance
Corporate Governance
Economic Analysis of Law
Comparative Corporate Law

Alessio M. Pacces is the Professor of Law & Finance at Amsterdam Law School and Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam. Pacces is Director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) and a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). 

A graduate in economics from LUISS, Rome, Pacces holds the LL.M. European Master in Law & Economics and a PhD in Law & Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to entering academia, Pacces was researcher at the Bank of Italy and at the Italian Securities Authority (Consob). Pacces is an internationally known scholar who has contributed to the law and finance literature on the regulation of corporate control and of financial stability and shadow banking. His current research interests include sustainable corporate governance, Fintech, and empirical legal studies.

Pacces published in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, International Review of Law & Economics and Sustainability, among others, and with houses such as Routledge, Cambridge and Oxford University Press, among others. He was invited to speak at the European Commission, the OECD, and the European Central Bank, among others. He has held visiting positions at Berkeley, Columbia, Haifa, and LUISS Rome, among others.                                      

Additional information on Pacces can be found on his University of Amsterdam website.



  • Pacces, A. M. (2021). Will the EU Taxonomy Regulation Foster Sustainable Corporate Governance? Sustainability13(21), [12316]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132112316.
  • Hill, C. A., & Pacces, A. M. (2018). The Neglected Role of Accountability and Justification under Uncertainty in Corporate Governance. Annals of Corporate Governance3(4), 276-407. https://doi.org/10.1561/109.00000016.
  • Pacces, A.M. & Romano, A. (2015), “A Strict Liability Regime for Credit Rating Agencies.” American Business Law Journal, 52(4), December 2015.
  • Enriques, L., Gilson, R.J. & Pacces, A.M. (2014). “The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union).” Harvard Business Law Review, 4 (1), 85-127.
  • Pacces, A.M. (2013), “Illiquidity and Financial Crisis.” University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 74(3), 383-432.
  • Pacces, A.M. (2012). Rethinking Corporate Governance: The Law and Economics of Control Powers. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Pacces, A.M. (2011). “Controlling the Corporate Controller’s Misbehaviour.” Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 11 (1), 177-214.
  • Pacces, A.M. (2010). “Consequences of Uncertainty for Regulation: Law and Economics of the Financial Crisis.” European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), 7 (4), 479-511.
  • Pacces, A. M. (2000). Financial Intermediation in the Securities Markets: Law and Economics of Conduct of Business Regulation. International Review of Law and Economics20(4), 479-510.