Paul Dragos Aligica is KPMG Professor of Governance at the University of Bucharest, and a senior research fellow in the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he teaches in the graduate program of the economics department.
Professor Aligica is a member of the Governance, Institutions and Policies section of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europea). His experience includes being a fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. (2000-2012), a founder and co-president of the Center for Institutional Analysis and Development Bucharest, as well as extensive activity as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, European Union organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and for companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton.
Professor Aligica’s books have been published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Willey-Blackwell, Lexington, Rowman & Littlefield, Springer and Edward Elgar. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal Europe and a wide variety of academic journals, including American Political Science Review, Public Choice, Revue française d’economie, Economic Affairs, Society, East European Economics, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Governance: International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions.
Professor Aligica received his PhD in political science from Indiana University Bloomington. He is the recipient of the International Teaching Award from the John Templeton Foundation and of the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders Prize for contributions to the study of institutional theory and its policy oriented applications.