Edgardo Buscaglia

United States

Professor Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia presently holds the position of Senior Scholar in Law and Economics at Columbia University (New York, USA). He frequently advises governments and international organisations and supports anti-mafia civic associations in several countries as a philanthropist. Dr. Buscaglia served on the Board of Governance of Transparency International (Berlin, 1995-99).

Dr. Buscaglia leads embedded anti-mafia teams working on money laundering intelligence reports, judicial cases at anti-mafia units and within financial intelligence agencies. He is a highly renowned author of numerous publications focused on transnational organised crime linked to terrorism and an international philanthropist focused on assisting victims of organised crime worldwide. His latest field of empirical research covers 119 countries by addressing the legal and economic factors explaining the vertical integration of organised crime within formal economies and civil societies. Dr. Buscaglia is also one of the three co-founders of the Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association (ALACDE).

Prof. Dr. Buscaglia finished a postdoctoral in jurisprudence and social policy at the University of California in Berkeley and holds a Ph. D. in Law and Economics from the University of Illinois. He was a Fellow within the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has served as Visiting Professor in Argentina, Mexico, and at Georgetown University, and as Director of the International Law and Economic Development Center at the University of Virginia (1999-2005). Dr. Buscaglia currently also serves “pro bono” as President of the Institute for Citizens Action in Mexico.