Fabrizio Esposito is Assistant Professor in Private Law at the NOVA School of Law, where he coordinates with Prof. Athina Sachoulidou the Master in Law – Specialization in Business Law and Technology and the Data-Driven Law Knowledge Centre with Prof. Margarida Lima Rego. He is also Librarian Professor, and a member of the NOVA Consumer Lab. Outside NOVA, Fabrizio coordinates the MetaLawEcon network and is an editor for EU Law Live.
His research focuses on the relationship between private law, economic law, EU law, economics and legal theory. He is particular interested in the intersect between consumer law, data protection, competition law, and sector specific legislation in addressing the challenges raised by technological developments in the attention economy. He is currently working on price personalization, the use of theories of harm in consumer law. Fabrizio is about to publish a monograph showing how research to change the mainstream paradigm of research at the intersect between law and economics by taking the consumer interest as core value in market regulation.
Fabrizio encourages students interested in any of the above, and in particular interested in the legal structure of the attention economy to reach out and explore potential collaboration opportunities, starting with thesis supervision. Ambitious students who intend to produce publishable work in a peer-review journal and are considering interdisciplinary research and/or to pursue an academic career are particularly encouraged to reach out.
Fabrizio graduated in law at Bocconi University in 2011. After working for two years in civil and commercial litigation, he was admitted as a researcher at the European University Institute, where he obtained an LLM in Comparative, European and International Law (2015) and his PhD in 2018 after defending his dissertation, which opens new frontiers in research about law and economics.
Before joining the NOVA School of Law, Fabrizio was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universitè Catholique de Louvain, where he joined the PROSECO Project. He held visiting positions at the University of Helsinki and Pisa, and was a Global Visiting Fellow at UCLouvain.
Fabrizio publishes regularly in international journals such as: the European Review of Contract Law, the Journal of Consumer Policy, the European Journal of Risk Regulation, the European Competition Journal. He has co-edited two volumes: Research Methods in Consumer Law (with H-W Micklitz and A-L Sibony; EE 2018) and Economics in Legal Reasoning (with P Cserne; Palgrave 2020). He was in charge of the legal theory section of the European Journal of Legal Studies and writes twice per year for the European Review of Contract Law about recent developments in EU contract law.