Susan Rose-Ackerman

Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science and Professorial Lecturer in Law

Ph.D. (Economics), Yale University, 1970

M. Phil., Yale University, 1967

B.A., Wellesley College, 1964

Courses Taught
  • Administrative Law
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Corruption, Economic Development, and Democracy
Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale University. In 2021, Yale University Press will publish Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, a culmination and synthesis of her past work in policymaking and comparative public law. 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 edited book, Comparative Administrative Law (2nd edition, with Peter Lindseth and Blake Emerson), was published 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, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa, Queen Mary University of London, and from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fulbright Commission. She holds honorary degrees from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas Lima, Peru. 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. She was a member of the High Level Panel of the Financial Accountability and Transparency Initiative for Achieving the 2030 Agenda [FACTI], whose report was published in 2021. Her research interests include comparative regulatory law and policy, the political economy of corruption, public policy and administrative law, and law and economics.