Susan Rose-Ackerman

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science

(on leave, spring 2018)


Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University. She has published widely in the fields of law, economics, and public policy, and she has edited nine books on aspects of corruption and administrative law. 

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Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University. She is the author of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform (1999, 2d edition with Bonnie Palifka, 2016), Due Process of Lawmaking: The United States, South Africa, Germany, and the European Union (with Stefanie Egidy and James Fowkes, 2015); From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland (2005); Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995); Rethinking the Progressive Agenda: The Reform of the American Regulatory State (1992); and Corruption: A Study in Political Economy (1978). Her next book, Comparative Administrative Law (2nd edition, with Peter Lindseth and Blake Emerson), will be released in 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and has held fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, at Collegium Budapest, and from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fulbright Commission. She has published widely in the fields of law, economics, and public policy, and she has edited nine books on aspects of corruption and administrative law. Her research interests include comparative regulatory law and policy, the political economy of corruption, public policy and administrative law, and law and economics.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Argentina must reform to tackle government-business corruption—A Commentary by Natalia Volosin ’09 LLM and Susan Rose-Ackerman

Natalia Volosin ’09 LLM is an Argentine criminal law attorney and legal scholar and Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


PolitiFact: Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment, what you need to know

Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science Susan Rose-Ackerman is quoted in an article about President Trump’s legal situation.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Brazil’s tide against corruption swells—A Commentary by Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


A Regulatory Revolution is Underway—A Commentary by Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, February 27, 2017


Congress and Trump just made corruption by US companies easier—A Commentary by Susan Rose-Ackerman and Sinead Hunt ’14

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Sinead Hunt ’14 is an attorney.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Business ethics in the age of Trump—A Commentary by Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 6, 2017


Can a President Trump avoid conflict of interests?

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Susan Rose Ackerman is quoted in an article on Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Cambridge Press Releases 2nd Edition of Rose-Ackerman Book

Susan Rose-Ackerman and Bonnie J. Palifka have published the second edition of Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequence, and Reform with Cambridge University Press.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Rose-Ackerman Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Susan Rose-Ackerman received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maastricht (UM) in the Netherlands on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary at the opening convocation on January 11, 2016.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Susan Rose-Ackerman Co-Authors Book on the Law of Lawmaking

In the new book Due Process of Lawmaking: The United States, South Africa, Germany, and the European Union, co-authors Susan Rose-Ackerman, Stefanie Egidy ’11 LLM, and James Fowkes ’10 LLM, ’14 JSD examine the law of lawmaking. This comparative work deals broadly with public policymaking in the legislative and executive branches.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman Co-organizes Conference in Italy on Anti-Corruption Policy

On June 13-17, 2011, the Rockefeller Foundation conference facility in Bellagio, Italy, was the setting for a workshop co-organized by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) with Paul Carrington, Emeritus Professor of Law and former Dean at Duke Law School.

Monday, June 28, 2010


YLS Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman Lectures in Europe and Latin America

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School, had a busy May and June lecturing in Europe and Latin America.

Monday, January 14, 2008


The China Law Center Co-Hosts Workshop on Anti-Corruption Reform

On January 12-13, 2008, the China Law Center co-hosted a workshop on anti-corruption law and policy with Peking University’s Administrative and Constitutional Law Research Center.