Professor & TSE Chair in Capital Markets

Jackman Law Building
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-3718

Edward M. Iacobucci, B.A. (Hons.) (Queen's) 1991; M.Phil. (Oxon.) 1993 (Rhodes Scholar, Ontario); LL.B. (Toronto) 1996, was appointed Dean and James M. Tory Professor of Law on January 1, 2015.  Prior to this appointment he was Osler Chair in Business Law and Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and Associate Dean, Research.  He started at the Faculty of Law in 1998.  He was a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law in 2010 and 2018, Visiting Professor, NYU@NUS Program in 2014, Visiting Professor at New York University Law School in 2007, Visiting Professor at University of Chicago Law School in 2003, and a John M. Olin Visiting Fellow at Columbia University Law School in 2002.  Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, he was the John M. Olin Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia in 1997-98 and served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice John Sopinka in 1996-97. He won a teaching prize at the Faculty of Law in 2000 and was a joint winner with his co-authors of the 2002-3 Doug Purvis Prize in Canadian Economics for The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy.  His areas of interest include corporate law, competition law, and law and economics more generally. 

B.A. (Hon Economics) - Queen’s University (1991)
M.Phil. (Economics) - University of Oxford, St. John’s College (1993)
LL.B. - University of Toronto Law School (1996)
Academic appointments
Tsinghua University: Visiting Intensive Course Professor (2010 & 2018)
National University of Singapore and New York University School of Law, Visiting Professor, NYU@NUS Program (2014)
New York University School of Law: Visiting Professor of Law (2007)
University of Chicago Law School: Visiting Professor of Law (2003)
Columbia University Law School: John M. Olin Visiting Fellow (2002)
Awards and distinctions
The Doug Purvis Award in Canadian Economics (co-recipient (with co-authors) of award for best written work on Canadian economic policy given by Canadian Economics Association) (2002-2003)
Recipient of the first Mewett Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto given by SLS (2000)
The Angus MacMurchy Gold Medal (highest cumulative average on graduation from Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (1996)
Rhodes Scholarship (Ontario) (1991-1993)
Prince of Wales Prize (highest cumulative average in Arts and Sciences at Queen’s University) (1991)
Other service
Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
Director, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company 2008-2013
Director, The Empire Life Insurance Company, 2008-
- Member of Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee and Chair of the Conduct Review Committee
Competition Policy Scholar-in-Residence, CD Howe Institute 2011-
Director, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
- Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, Member Regulatory Rules Brief Committee
Member of the Canadian Common Law Program Approval Committee 2017 -
Selected publications

"Reputational Economies of Scale, with Application to Law Firms" Am Law Econ Rev (Spring 2012) 14 (1): 302-329.

Making Sense of Magna (2011) 49 Osgoode Hall L. J. 237-275.

"An Empirical Examination of the Governance Choices of Income Trusts" (with Anita Anand) (2011) 8 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 147.

“A Switching Costs Explanation of Tying and Warranties” (2008) 37 Journal of Legal Studies 431.

“Legal and Economic Boundaries of the Firm” (2007) 93 Virginia Law Review 515. Co-author: George Triantis.