- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Election Law
- International Law
- Comparative Law
- Empirical Legal Studies
- Law and Economics
Miguel de Figueiredo’s research is broadly focused on accountability and compliance in challenging institutional and behavioral settings. His writing and teaching focuses on the areas of law and development, comparative law, international law, corruption, voting behavior, election law, and criminal law. His current work (1) examines the effects of sentencing for drunk driving; (2) probes the effects of expungement on recidivism and employment; (3) analyzes the impact of corruption and information on voting behavior; and (4) explores the effects of policies designed to curb tax evasion by firms. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, UC Berkeley’s Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action, and Yale Law School’s Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.
Professor de Figueiredo received a J.D. from Yale Law School and is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to arriving at UConn, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Law.
Miguel de Figueiredo, Throw Away the Jail or Throw Away the Key? The Effect of Punishment on Recidivism and Social Cost
Miguel de Figueiredo, When Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians? Experimental Evidence from Brazil, Under Review (with F. Daniel Hidalgo and Yuri Kasahara)
Miguel de Figueiredo, Is the International Court of Justice Biased?, 34 J. Legal Stud. 599 (2005) (with Eric A. Posner)