Benito Arruñada



PhD, Universidad de Oviedo

Benito Arruñada is Professor of Business Organization at the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University and BSE Affiliated Professor.

Previously, he held positions at the Universities of Oviedo and León, and was John M. Olin Visiting Scholar in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. He has also taught at the Universities of Paris (I and X), Frankfurt, Autónoma de Madrid and Pablo de Olavide in Seville, and visited UC Berkeley, Washington and George Mason Universities.

He served as editor for the Journal of Institutional Economics and Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Law and Economics and Review of Law and Economics, of the scientific committee of Universia Business Review.

Most of Arruñada’s current research analyzes the institutional bases that make firms and markets possible: from the most concrete, such as property titling and business regulation, to some of the most abstract, such as moral systems. Using various methods, from case analysis to mathematical and econometric models, this research aims to discover the organizational conditions that facilitate impersonal exchange, the best means for specializing resources and speeding up economic growth.


Recognition Program

Open Access       Benito Arruñada, Marco Fabbri and Michael Faure

Land Titling and Litigation

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol.65, No 1, 131-156, February 2022, 10.1086/716756
Open Access
Benito Arruñada

The Impact of Experience on How we Perceive the Rule of Law

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol.16, No 3, 251-269, June 2020, 10.1017/S1744137419000778
Benito Arruñada, Giorgio Zanarone and Nuno Garoupa

Property Rights in Sequential Exchange

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol.35, No 1, 127-153, March 2019, 10.1093/jleo/ewy023