Business Organization, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Benito Arruñada (Oct. 27–Nov. 25, 2018) is professor of business organization at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. Former president of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, his research lies in the conjunction of law, economics, and organization and focuses on the organizational conditions that facilitate impersonal exchange, covering from moral systems to property titling and business formalization. Author of Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange (University of Chicago Press, 2012), where he explains how public registries strengthen property rights and reduce transaction costs, analyzes the main tradeoffs in their organization, and proposes a set of principles and policies for successfully developing them. He has advised international agencies, governments, and multinational corporations. Member of the Social Science Advisory Panel of the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of the Law of Property project.