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José Luís Sardón

José Luis Sardón was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1963 and has lived in Lima since 1986.  In 1992, he married Sandra Bisso, an Educational Psychologist with whom he has two children, Sebastian and Joaquín.

He received his J.D. from the Universidad Católica Santa María, Arequipa, Peru (1985); an M.A. in Political Science at The American University, Washington D.C. (1990); and is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Eseade, Buenos Aires, Argentina (present).  He also has a Graduate Certificate in International Relations from the University of Maryland at College Park (1994).

Since 2000, he has worked at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), in Lima, Peru.  Currently, he is Director of the Area of Law & Economics at its Graduate School; Executive Director of the Society of Law & Economics; and, Editor of the quarterly journal Revista de Economía y Derecho.

Previously, he was Executive Editor of the bi-monthly journal Debate, of Apoyo S.A. (1986-89); Researcher Professor at Universidad del Pacífico (1991-95); and, Director of the Law & Social Sciences Department at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (1996-99).

He is the author of the books Aproximaciones (1985); Walter Piazza en el MEF (1995); and, La Constitución incompleta (1999); and of more than three hundred articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and journals.  He received the First Prize in the Peruvian National Press 1984 Contest.

He has participated as a lecturer in several conferences including LASA (Montreal, Canada, 2007); SELA, Yale Law School (Oaxaca, México, 2004); Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Berlin, Germany, 2003); Tunisian Academy (Cartago, Tunisia, 2001); the Executive Yuan (Taipei, Taiwan, 2000); and, Casa de América (Madrid, Spain, 1999). Also, he has been interviewed for both local and international newspapers, radio and TV, including CNN, BBC, and The Voice of America.

He is an Arbiter of the Center for International and National Arbitration at the Lima Chamber of Commerce; President of the Commission for the Elimination of Bureaucratic Barriers at Indecopi (National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property); and, a Member of the Court of Appeals for Energy Users at Osinergmin (the Peruvian Public Utilities Regulation Commission).

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Reflexion Democrática, a non-profit organization that follows the activities of the Peruvian Congress; a member of Yale Law School’s SELA (Seminar on Constitutional Law & Political Theory in Latin-America); and, a member of The Mont-Pèlerin Society.

Since 1997, he has been included in the Marquis’ Who’s Who in The World as “law and political science educator.”



Jose Luis Sardon