Saura Masconale’s field of research encompasses the broad domain of “law and political economy,” which studies how the intersection of legal entitlements, political power and economic forces affect society and the political order, both as a descriptive and normative matter. Within this domain, her research interests range widely, from corporate governance and the role of fairness in the corporation to, more broadly, the relationship between legal institutions, inequality and efficiency. She recently analyzed the implications of increasing judicial disagreement at the Supreme Court level. Her most recent work examines the role of the public corporation as producer of moral goods and aims at showing that a hybrid regime where both the government and corporations are in charge of producing such goods is desirable. She recently published an article, "Banking on Lawyers: Bank Value and the New Risk Managers", in Harvard Law School's The Practice with Scott B Guernsey, Simone Sepe and Charles K. Whitehead.
Saura Masconale holds a doctoral degree in law and economics from LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and a J.D. from University of Bologna. Prior to joining the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona, she taught at the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Notre Dame Law School and, more recently, at the University of Arizona Program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the Law. Before entering into academia, she practiced law at Clifford Chance LLC, an international law firm headquartered in London.