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Professor Benjamin Van Rooij

Professor of Law and Society

University of Amsterdam

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Benjamin’s work focuses on law and behaviour, in particular how legal rules do or don’t affect human and organisational conduct. One line of work addresses compliance at the micro-level, studying the interaction between individual rule orientation, punishment, and social norms. Another line of inquiry looks at corporate cultures that sustain organisation rule breaking. He was previously at the University of California’s Irvine School of Law. He is editor of the top-ranking journal Regulation and Governance as well as the founder of ComplianceNet, an international academic compliance research network. Alongside his academic work, Van Rooij also writes for a wider audience, with pieces appearing in the Huffington Post, the New York Times and National Public Radio. He has served as adviser to the Dutch Prime Minister, the US Environment Protection Agency and the US National Security Council.