On 19 October 2023 we hosted Fabrizio Esposito, Assistant Professor in Private Law at the NOVA School of Law. Together with Prof. Athina Sachoulidou he coordinates the Master in Law – Specialization in Business Law and Technology and the Data-Driven Law Knowledge Centre with Prof. Margarida Lima Rego. He is also Librarian Professor, and a member of the NOVA Consumer Lab. Outside NOVA, Fabrizio coordinates the MetaLawEcon network and is an analyst for EU Law Live.
His research focuses on the relationship between private law, economic law, EU law, economics, and legal theory. He is particularly interested in the intersection between consumer law, data protection, competition law, and sector-specific legislation in addressing the challenges raised by technological developments in the attention economy. He is currently working on price personalization and the use of theories of harm in consumer law with special attention to consumer data collection. Fabrizio is about to publish a monograph showing how to change the mainstream research paradigm at the intersection between law and economics by taking consumer interest as a core value in market regulation.