E-mail: lorluis@umich.edu

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University of Michigan Law School 

625 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

I am a Research Scholar at the Empirical Legal Studies Center of the University of Michigan Law School, where I am also a S.J.D. CandidatePrior to joining Michigan Law, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Trento,  where I obtained my Ph.D. and J.D.


My research interests revolve around contracts, employment and labor law, IP and antitrust, with a particular focus on monopsony and franchising.  I study how firms use covenants in business and employment contracts to protect their intellectual property and other interests. My aim is to inform how we regulate these tools to reduce abuse and anticompetitive losses while enhancing investment and innovation.

RECENT WORK 📣

(April 24, 2024) The paper "Noncompete agreements in a rigid labor market: the case of Italy" (joint with T. Boeri and A. Garnero) is out in the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization:  

https://academic.oup.com/jleo/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jleo/ewae012/7657785?redirectedFrom=fulltext&login=false