Susan Rose-Ackerman

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Law School and Department of Political Science


Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University. 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. 

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Economics), Yale, 1970

M. Phil., Yale, 1967

B.A., Wellesley, 1964

Courses Taught


  • Administrative Law
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Corruption, Economic Development, and Democracy

Susan Rose-Ackerman is Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University. 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). 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, and from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fulbright Commission. 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. Her research interests include comparative regulatory law and policy, the political economy of corruption, public policy and administrative law, and law and economics.