Faculty Publications

          Ugo Mattei

          Books

          Journal Articles

          • Hard Civil Code now!: notas críticas sobre las propuestas de codificación civil de rango europeo, 15 Ius et Veritas 346 (2015). URL
          • Right to the City or Urban Commoning: Thoughts on the Generative Transformation of Property Law, 1 Italian L.J. 303 (2015) (with Alessandra Quarta). FULLTEXT
          • Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies, 6 Constituição, Economia E Desenvolvimento 250 (2014). URL
          • I Beni Comuni fra Economia, Diritto e Filsofia, 7 SpazioFilosofico 111 (2013). URL
          • Protecting the Commons: Water, Culture, and Nature: The Commons Movement in the Italian Struggle against Neoliberal Governance, 112 S. Atl. Q. 366 (2013). URL
          • Social Movements as Constituent Power: The Italian Struggle for the Commons, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 965 (2013) (with Saki Bailey). FULLTEXT
          • Una primavera di movimento per la funzione sociale della proprietà privata, 31 RCDP 531 (2013).
          • The Evil Technology Hypothesis: A Deep Ecological Reading of International Law, 2012 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 263 (2012) (with Luigi Russi). FULLTEXT
          • Comparative International Law, 36 Brook. J. Int'l L. 385 (2011) (with Boris N. Mamlyuk). FULLTEXT SSRN
          • A "Social Dimension" in European Private Law? The Call for Setting a Progressive Agenda, 41 New Eng. L. Rev. 1 (2006) (with Fernanda Nicola) (reprinted at 7(1) Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 2 (2007)). FULLTEXT SSRN
          • The Peruvian Civil Code, Property and Plunder: Time for a Latin American Alliance to Resist the Neo Liberal Order, 5(1) Global Jurist Topics Art. 3 (2005). FULLTEXT
          • The Rise and Fall of Law and Economics: An Essay for Judge Guido Calabresi, 64 Md. L. Rev. 220 (2005). FULLTEXT
          • Social Justice in European Contract Law: A Manifesto, 10 Eur. L.J. 653 (2004) (with Gert Brueggemeier, Mauro Bussani, Hugh Collins et al.). FULLTEXT SSRN
          • La Reforma del Diritto Societario Italiano: Una Nuova Ricezione Acustica?, 101 RDC e DGO 615 (2003).
          • A Theory of Imperial Law: A Study on U.S. Hegemony and the Latin Resistance, 10 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 383 (2002) (reprinted at 3(2) Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 1 (2003)). FULLTEXT
          • Aquale Codice Civile Per l'Europa?, 20 RCDP 3 (2002).
          • Foreign Inspired Courts as Agencies of Peace in Troubled Societies: A Plea for Realism and for Creativity, 2(1) Global Jurist Topics Art. 1 (2002). FULLTEXT
          • Hard Code Now!, 2(1) Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 1 (2002) (reprinted as Hard Minimal Code Now!: A Critique of 'Softness' and a Plea for Responsibility in the European Debate Over Codification, in An Academic Green Paper on European Contract Law 215 (Stefan Grundmann & Jules Stuyck eds., Kluwer Law Int'l 2002)). FULLTEXT
          • Some Realism About Comparativism: Comparative Law Teaching in the Hegemonic Jurisdiction, 50 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 87 (2002). FULLTEXT
          • Basic Issues of Private Law Codification in Europe: Trust, 1(1) Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 5 (2001). FULLTEXT
          • Comparative Law and Economics: Borrowing and Resistance, 1(2) Global Jurist Frontiers Art. 5 (2001) (with Alberto Monti). FULLTEXT
          • Desesvolvimentos Institutionais do Dereito de Proprietade, 2(6) RTDC 99 (2001).
          • Legal Systems in Distress: HIV–contaminated Blood, Path Dependency and Legal Change, 1(2) Global Jurist Advances Art. 4 (2001). FULLTEXT
          • Sul Treno (Ma Di Chi?) Con il Bigiletto, 19 RCDP 135 (2001).
          • The Art and Science of Critical Scholarship: Postmodernism and International Style in the Legal Architecture of Europe, 75 Tul. L. Rev. 1053 (2001) (with Anna di Robilant) (reprinted in 10 Eur. Rev. Private L. 29 (2002)). FULLTEXT
          • U.S. Jurisdiction Over Conflicts Arising Outside of the United States: Some Hegemonic Implications, 24 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 381 (2001) (with Jeffrey Lena) (reprinted as United States Jurisdiction Over Conflicts Arising Outside of the US. Some Hegemonic Implications, 1(2) Global Jurist Topics Art. 5 (2001)). FULLTEXT
          • Efficiency and Equal Protection in the New European Contract Law: Mandatory, Default and Enforcement Rules, 39 Va. J. Int'l L. 537 (1999). FULLTEXT
          • A Transaction Costs Approach to the European Civil Code, 5 Eur. Rev. Private L. 537 (1998). URL
          • An Opportunity Not to be Missed: The Future of Comparative Law in the United States, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. 709 (1998). FULLTEXT
          • II Problema della Codificazione: Civile Europea e la Cultura Giuridica. Pregiudizi, Strategie e Sviluppi, CIEur 207 (1998).
          • Introduction, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. 597 (1998) (with Mathias Reimann). FULLTEXT
          • The Functions of Trust Law: A Comparative Legal and Economic Analysis, 73 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 434 (1998) (with Henry Hansmann). FULLTEXT SSRN
          • The Issue of European Civil Codification and Legal Scholarship: Biases, Strategies and Developments, 21 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 883 (1998). FULLTEXT
          • Trust Law in the United States: A Basic Study of Its Special Contribution, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 133 (1998) (with Henry Hansmann). FULLTEXT
          • The Common Core Approach to European Private Law, 3 Colum. J. Eur. L. 339 (1997) (with Mauro Bussani). FULLTEXT
          • The Copernican Revolution in Jurisprudence: In Loving Memory of Rudolf B. Schlesinger, Mentor and Friend, 20 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 223 (1997). FULLTEXT
          • Three Patterns of Law: Taxonomy and Change in the World's Legal Systems, 45 Am. J. Comp. L. 5 (1997). FULLTEXT
          • Alcune Riflessioni su Struttura Proprietaria e Mercato, 14 RCDP ___ (1996).
          • Analisi Economica Giuridica e Comparata delle Clausole Penali nei Contratti, 14 RCDP ___ (1996).
          • Protecting Possession, 44 Am. J. Comp. L. 293 (1996) (with James Gordley). FULLTEXT
          • Codifying Property Law in the Process of Transition: Some Suggestions from Comparative Law and Economics, 19 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 117 (1995) (with Gianmaria Ajani). FULLTEXT
          • Rudolf Schlesinger e la Scienza Giuridica, 41 RDC ___ (1995).
          • The Comparative Law and Economics of Penalty Clauses in Contract, 43 Am. J. Comp. L. 427 (1995) (Festshrift for Rudolf B. Schlesinger). FULLTEXT
          • Efficiency as Equity: Insights from Comparative Law and Economics, 18 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 157 (1994). FULLTEXT
          • Efficiency in Legal Transplants: An Essay in Comparative Law and Economics, 14 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 3 (1994). WL
          • Etnocentrismo, Neutralita, e Discriminazione: Tensioni nel Diritto Occidentale, 146 Giurisprudenza Italiana 223 (1994).
          • Why the Wind Changed: Intellectual Leadership in Western Law, 42 Am. J. Comp. L. 195 (1994). FULLTEXT
          • Faculty Recruitment in Italy: Two Sides of the Moon, 41 Am. J. Comp. L. 427 (1993) (with P.G. Monateri). FULLTEXT
          • Foreward: The Faces of Academia, 41 Am. J. Comp. L. 351 (1993) (with P.G. Monateri). FULLTEXT
          • Ai Confini della Terra Promessa: Immigrazione, Poverta, Razzismo ed i Limiti del Diritto, 115 Foro Italiano 458 (1992).
          • Attrazione Fatale, 144 Giurisprudenza Italiana 146 (1992).
          • Law and Economics in Civil Law Countries: A Comparative Law Approach, 11 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 265 (1991) (with Roberto Pardolesi). WL
          • Ripensando il Rapporto fra Diritto Inglese e Diritto Americano: l'Esempio dei Torts, 8 Quadrimestre ___ (1991).
          • Judicial Responsibility in Italy: A New Statute, 38 Am. J. Comp. L. 103 (1990) (with Michele Graziadei). FULLTEXT
          • L' Imperialismo del Writ of Certiorari: il Tramonto della Giurisdizione Obbligatoria nella U.S. Supreme Court, 36 RDC 131 (1990).
          • Socialist and Non-Socialist Approaches to Land Law: Continuity and Change in Somalia and Other African States, 16 Rev. Socialist L. 17 (1990). FULLTEXT
          • Forma e Contratto di Assicurazione nell' Esperienza Statunitense, 53 RCP 610 (1988).
          • Diritto e Rimedio nell Esperienza Italiana ed in Quella Statunitense: Un Primo Aproccio, 4 Quadrimestre 341 (1987).
          • Il Code Domanial et Foncier della Repubblica Popolare del Congo, 33 RDC 77 (1987) (with Michele Graziadei).
          • l'Insegnamento del Diritto Comparato, 40 RTDPC 731 (1986) (with Michele Graziadei).
          • I Modelli nella Tutela dell'Ambiente, 31 RDC 389 (1985).
          • Chiosa in Tema di Patenti Conseguite all Estero, 49 RCP 236 (1984).
          • Consenso Viziato, Lesione e Abuso della Controparte, 30 RDC 400 (1984) (updated in 34 Rivista di Diritto Civile 653 (1988)).
          • Considerazioni Intorno Agli Obblighi del Datore di Lavoro ex Art. 2087 Cod.Civ. alla Luce dell Assicurazione Obbligatoria Contro Gli Infortuni Sul Lavoro e le Malattie Professionali, 49 RCP 354 (1984).
          • Della Vocazione della Nostra Epoca per l'Allargamento delle Giurisdizioni Speciali, 49 RCP 537 (1984) (with Pier Giuseppe Monateri).
          • Problemi nell' Interpretazione dell Art. 844 Cod.Civ., 49 RCP 524 (1984).
          • Ratio Decidendi ed Obiter Dicta in una Decisione dell Appello di Milano, 49 RCP 410 (1984).
          Chapters In Books

          • Future Generations Now! A Commons-Based Analysis, in Protecting Future Generations through Commons 9 (Council of Europe 2013). AMAZON
          • Eine kurze Phänomenologie der Commons, in Commons. Für eine neue Politik Jenseits von Markt und Staat 70 (Silke Helfrich & Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung eds., Transcript Verlag 2012).
          • First Thoughts for a Phenomenology of the Commons, in The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market & State 37 (David Bollier & Silke Helfrich eds., Levellers Press 2012).
          • Il Buon Governo del Comune: Prime Riflessioni, in Il Diritto del Comune 210 (Sandro Chignola ed., Ombre Corte 2012). AMAZON
          • Il Teatro Valle: Un Cammino Ri-Costituente, in Viaggio Nell’ Italia Dei Beni Comuni 102 (Marotta & Cafiero 2012).
          • The Nile Perch in European Private Law, in The Many Concepts of Social Justice in European Private Law 167 (Hans-W. Micklitz ed., Edward Elgar 2011).
          • Emergency-Based Predatory Capitalism: The Rule of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Development, in Contemporary States of Emergency: The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions 89 (Didier Fassin & Mariella Pandolfi eds., Zone Books 2010). URL
          • Access to Justice: A Renewed Global Issue?, in General Reports of the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law 383 (Katharina Boele–Woelki & Sjef van Erp eds., Eleven Int'l Pub. 2007).
          • Property Rights: A Comparative Law and Economics Perspective in the Global Era, in Property Rights Dynamics: A Law and Economics Perspective 40 (Donatella Porrini & Giovanni Battista Ramello eds., Routledge 2007) (with Andrea Pradi). CATALOG
          • Comparative Law and Critical Legal Studies, in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law 815 (Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2006). CATALOG
          • Property Law, in Introduction to Italian Law 283 (Jeffrey Lena & Ugo Mattei eds., Kluwer Law Int'l 2002) (with Antonio Gambaro). CATALOG
          • Should Europe Codify Trust?, in Themes in Comparative Law: In Honour of Bernard Rudden 235 (Peter Birks & Arianna Pretto eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2002). CATALOG
          • Il Diritto Soggettivo, in Trattato di Diritto Civile Diretto a Rodolfo Sacco ___ (Guido Alpa et al. eds, UTET 2001).
          • The Comparative Jurisprudence of Schlesinger and Sacco: A Study in Legal Influence, in Rethinking the Masters of Comparative Law 238 (Annelise Riles ed., Hart Pub. 2001). CATALOG
          • Comparative Law and Economics, in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 505 (Edward Elgar 2000) (with Andrea Rossato & Luisa Antoniolli). CATALOG
          • L'Efficacite et l'Egalité dans le Nouveau Droit des Contrats Européen, Règles Imperatives, Dispositives et Measures Coercitives, in Le Role de la Volonté dans les Actes Juridiques: Études à la Memoire du Professeur Alfred Rieg 597 (Bruylant 2000).
          • Stati Uniti d'America, in 19 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 1 (UTET 1999) (with Elisabetta Grande).
          • Statutes, in 19 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 48 (UTET 1999).
          • Sud Africa, in 19 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 197 (UTET 1999).
          • The Legal Profession as an Organization: Understanding Changes in Common Law and Civil Law, in Lawyers' Practice and Ideals: A Comparative View 157 (John J. Barcelo & Roger C. Cramton eds., Kluwer Law Int'l 1999).
          • Comparative Law and Economics, in 3 The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 346 (Peter K. Newman ed., Stockton Press 1998) (with Febris Cafaggi). CATALOG
          • Fatto e Valore: Il Paradosso Ermeneutico dell'Analisi Economica del Diritto, in Diritto, Giustizia e Interpretazione ___ (Jacques Derrida, Gianni Vattimo, & Mauro Bussani eds., Laterza 1998).
          • II Problema della Codificazione: Civile Europea e la Cultura Giuridica. Pregiudizi, Strategie e Sviluppi, in Contratto e Impresa⁄Europa 207 (UTET 1998).
          • Legal Pluralism, Legal Change, and Economic Development, in New Law for New States: Politica del Diritto in Eritrea 23 (Lyda Favali, Elisabetta Grande, & Marco Guadagni eds., L' Harmattan Italia 1998).
          • Property Rights in Civil Law, in 3 The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law 157 (Peter K. Newman ed., Stockton Press 1998). CATALOG
          • Restatement, in 18 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 417 (UTET 1998).
          • Rule of Law, in 18 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 123 (UTET 1998).
          • Making The Other Path Efficient: Economic Analysis and Tort Law in Less Developed Countries, in The Law and Economics of Development 149 (Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliff, & Robert Cooter eds., JAI Press 1997) (with Mauro Bussani). CATALOG
          • Proprieta, in 15 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 432 (UTET 1997).
          • Economic Analysis and European Legal Scholarship, in Dealing with Integration: Perspectives from Seminars on European Law 53 (Alessandro Simoni & Iain Cameron eds., Iustus Förlag 1996). CATALOG
          • Precedente Giudiziario, in 14 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 148 (UTET 1996).
          • Nuova Zelanda, in 12 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 331 (UTET 1995) (with Luisa Antoniolli).
          • The New Ethiopian Constitution: First Thoughts on Ethnical Federalism and the Reception of Western Institutions, in Transplants Innovation and Legal Tradition in the Horn of Africa 111 (Elisabetta Grande ed., L'Harmattan Italia 1995). CATALOG
          • Dissimilar Form — Similar Substance?: An Economic Framework for Western Property Law, in European Legal Traditions and Israel 197 (A.M. Rabello ed., Nevo Pub. 1994). CATALOG
          • La Successione Contro la Volonta del Testatore: Radici Profane di una Contrapposizione Sacra fra Common Law e Sistemi Romanisti, in Studi in Onore di Rodolfo Sacco ___ (UTET 1994).
          • Verso una Tripartizione Non Eurocentrica dei Sistemi Giuridici, in Studi in Memoria di Gino Gorla ___ (UTET 1994).
          • Gran Bretagna e Irlanda (Regno Unito di), in 10 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile ___ (UTET 1993) (with Elisabetta Grande).
          • Immissioni, in 9 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile ___ (UTET 1993).
          • Precedente Giudiziario Negli Stati Uniti, in Atlante di Diritto Comparato ___ (Zanichelli 2d ed. 1993).
          • La Sistemologia, in Che Cos'è il Diritto Comparato? Intervista a Rodolfo Sacco ___ (Rodolfo Sacco, Paolo Cendon, & Gianmaria Ajani eds., Giuffrè 1992).
          • The Law of Property in Italy, in Italian Studies in Law 119 (Alessandro Pizzorusso ed., Martinus Nijhoff 1992) (with Antonio Gambaro & Albina Candian). CATALOG
          • A Competitive Model of Legal Rules, in The Competitive State: Villa Colombella Papers on Competitive Politics ___ (Albert Breton et al. eds., Kluwer Academic Pub. 1991) (with Francesco Pulitini).
          • Editoria Giuridica nei Sistemi di Common Law, in 7 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 369 (UTET 1991).
          • Errore e Raggiro Nei Contratti (Diritto Comparato), in 7 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 523 (UTET 1991).
          • Comunione (Diritto Comparato), in 3 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile 184 (UTET 1988).
          • Assicurazione (Diritto Comparato), in 1 Digesto delle Discipline Privatistiche: Sezione Civile ___ (UTET 1987).
          Book Reviews

          • Book Review, 4 J. Eur. Tort L. 110 (2013) (reviewing M. Infantino, La Causalitá nel Diritto della Responsabilitá Extracontrattuale).
          • What Do We Lack?, 7 Global Jurist Art. 3 (2007) (reviewing Mitchel Lasser, Judicial Deliberations (2004)). BE_PRESS
          • Book Review, ___ l'Indice dei Libri del Mese ___ (Oct. 2002) (reviewing Franceso Denozza, Norme Efficienti: l'analise Economica della Regole Giuridiche (2002)).
          • Review of Books on Private Law and EU Law, 5 Eur. L.J. 135 (1999) (reviewing H. Kotz, Europaisches Vertragsrecht (1996); H. Kotz, A. Flessner, European Contract Law (1998); U. Drobing, Private Law in the European Union (1996); & G. Benacchio, Diritto Privato della Comunita Europea–Fonti (1998)) (with Luisa Antoniolli).
          • Book Review, 8 Quadrimestre ___ (1991) (reviewing Carlos C. Rossello, Il Danno Evitabile (1990)).
          • Book Review, 7 Quadrimestre ___ (1990) (reviewing Melvin A. Eisenberg, The Nature of the Common Law (1988)).
          • Book Review, 35 RDC 189 (1989) (reviewing Rudolf B. Schlesinger et al., Comparative Law (1988)).
          • Il Giudice e le Scelte Difficili, Lezioni da Israele, 112 Foro Italiano 509 (1989) (reviewing Aharon Barak, Judicial Discretion (1989)).
          • Book Review, 51 RCP 731 (1986) (reviewing Guido Calabresi & Philip Bobbitt, Scelte Tragiche (1986)) (with Pier Giuseppe Monateri).
          Newspaper & Magazine Articles

          • Dopo Enron: Non Parlate al Controllore, Il manifesto, Jan. 8, 2003, at 18.
          Reports, Working Papers & Training Materials

          • Global Law and Plunder: The Dark Side of the Rule of Law (Bocconi School of Law Student-Edited Papers, Paper No. 2009-03/EN, 2009) (with Marco de Morpurgo). URL