Luciana Yeung (Yeung Luk Tai)

IBCI – Director

Luciana is Associate Professor at Insper, São Paulo, where she teaches undergraduate, graduate (Master’s, LLM) and Executive Education programs for Economics, Business, Law and Public Management students. There, she is also the head of the Center of Economic Analysis of Law (Núcleo de Análise Econômica do Direito). She served as head of the undergraduate program in Economics from 2011 to 2018.

She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo, Master in Agriculture & Applied Economics and in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a doctorate degree from the Escola de Economia de São Paulo, of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

She is a founding member and former President of the Brazilian Law and Economics Association (ABDE). Currently she is member of the board of Directors of the Latin American and Iberic Association of Law and Economics (ALACDE).

Her field of research is mainly Law and Economics (Economic Analysis of Law). She has several papers published in Brazilian as well as international journals such as: Journal of Institutional Economics, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, European Journal of Law and Economics. Also, she has a few dozens of chapters published in books, in Brazil and abroad, such as the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (by Springer).

She is a specialist at Instituto Millenium (an economic liberal think tank), contributing with articles, lectures and webinars on issues related to the Judiciary, economic freedom and politics. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Schools of Magistracy, State Attorney Schools, graduate programs in Law and Economics in different Brazilian locations. In 2018, she was guest speaker at Harvard Law School, at the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) and the Jornadas Brasileiras de Direito Processual. She delivered the Opening Lecture (Aula Magna) for the 1st class of the Specialization Program in Law and Economics at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp).

Besides academic papers and research, she delivered several applied projects, just to name a few: measurement of the impacts of the New Commercial Code (projeto do novo Código Comercial), assessing the trends of judicial decisions at labor courts, assessing the legal security created by the Judiciary in matters of antitrust (report to the National Council of Justice, CNJ), creation of efficiency indicators for the Municipality of São Paulo and the Municipality of Palmas, etc.

Recently, she has written technical opinions for judicial and arbitration proceedings.