Kevin Davis is Beller Family Professor of Business Law at New York University School of Law. He teaches courses on Contracts, Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices, Financing Development, and Law and Development. His current research focuses on anti-corruption law and quantitative measures of the performance of legal institutions. His publications include: "Transnational Anti-Corruption Law in Action: Cases from Argentina and Brazil," 40 Law & Social Inquiry (2015) (with Guillermo Jorge and Maíra Machado); “Contracts as Technology,” NYU Law Review (2013); “Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance,” 46 Law & Society Review (2012) (with Benedict Kingsbury and Sally Merry); and, “The Relationship between Law and Development: Optimists versus Skeptics,” American Journal of Comparative Law (2008) (with Michael Trebilcock). He received his B.A. in Economics from McGill University in 1990. After graduating with an LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1993, he served as Law Clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and later as an associate in the Toronto office of Torys. After receiving an LL.M. from Columbia University in 1996, he was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. He has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California, a visiting fellow at Cambridge University’s Clare Hall, and a visiting lecturer at the University of
the West Indies in Barbados.