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Ioannis Kampourakis is an Assistant Professor in Law and Markets at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ioannis' research focuses on the legal foundations of capitalism and private power. Drawing from legal theory, international economic law, and business and human rights, he explores how law constitutes markets and under which conditions it could function as a vehicle for socio-economic transformation.

His current project is on the law and political economy of the green transition and the legal architecture of green capitalism. In 2023, he was awarded the 3-year NWO Veni grant to research the implications of the EU regulation of Critical Raw Materials and the shift to industrial policy and market instrumentalism in the context of the EU Green Deal.

Ioannis is a co-PI of the network 'Law and Political Economy in Europe' and serves as a member of the Editoral Board of the Journal of Law and Political Economy.

Prior to joining ESL, Ioannis held postdoctoral positions at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University. He has also held visiting and associate positions at the University of Glasgow, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law, the University of Liverpool, and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law. Ioannis holds a PhD in Law from the Free University of Berlin, a Master's in Public Law from Université Paris I-Sorbonne, and an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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