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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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Rebecca McNeill Couto da Silva

Faculty of Economics and Management
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1

Short bio

• M.Sc. in Economics & Management in the Public Sector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 2020
• LL.M. in International Criminal Law & Justice, University of Turin & the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Italy, 2016
• J.D., University of Michigan Law School, USA, 2006
• B.A. in Psychology & History with a minor in Sociology, Stanford University, USA, 2001
• Former attorney practicing in California, Texas, and various U.S. federal courts

Main Research Areas

• Behavioral economics
• Affect and political economics
• Latin American political economics
• Prejudice and concepts of justice and efficiency 
• Regional integration and international cooperation
• Law and economics

• yoga
• jiu jitsu (the gentle art)


• English (native)
• Portuguese (near-fluent / conversational)
• Italian (C1)
• German (B1)
• Spanish (passive)

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