Gerrit De Geest


Gerrit De Geest

Vice Dean of Scholarship and Analytics and Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law


J.D., 1983, Ghent University
M.E., 1986, Ghent University
Ph.D., 1993, Ghent University

Curriculum Vitae







Carol Sharp - (314) 935-6420

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-7839


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 457

Courses Taught

Contract Drafting Seminar
Comparative Law
Law & Economics


Professor Gerrit De Geest is a nationally and internationally known expert in law and economics and in comparative law. Director of the law school’s Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth, he most recently was a professor of law and economics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Professor De Geest is the author and editor of numerous books and articles in his areas of expertise, lecturing extensively on law and economics, tort law damages, and contracts at workshops and conferences on the national and international scene. In addition to his scholarship, he is series editor of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 2nd edition; book series co-editor of New Horizons in Law and Economics; and consulting editor of the European Review of Contract Law. Among his professional affiliations, he is an advisory board member and past president of the European Association of Law and Economics.