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Benjamin Van Rooij

Professor of Law and Society, University of Amsterdam School of Law; Director, Center for Law and Behavior

Benjamin Van Rooij is a Professor of Law and Society at the University of Amsterdam School of Law and the Director of the Center for Law and Behavior. He studies and teaches about the interaction between law and behavior. His current research focuses on individual differences in compliance, toxic corporate culture, and assumptions about behavioral change.

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Benjamin Van Rooij

Professor of Law and Society, University of Amsterdam School of Law; Director, Center for Law and Behavior

Benjamin van Rooij is Faculty Director of Research and Professor of Law and Society at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam. He also directs the Center for Law and Behavior, also at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a Global Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine. 

He studies and teaches about the interaction between law and behavior. His current research focuses on individual differences in compliance, toxic corporate culture, and assumptions about behavioral change. His past work looked at compliance, regulatory law enforcement and access to justice in China in a comparative perspective. 

He is also co-editor of Regulation & Governance, and founding convener of ComplianceNet a global network of compliance scholars. He currently leads an ERC-funded research project about behavioral assumptions in the field of law. In addition, he collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to study compliance with Covid-19 mitigation measures. 

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