Carlo Garbarino

Carlo Garbarino is Professor of Taxation at Bocconi University Milan, Bocconi Business School Professor, Global Law Professor, New York University 2012-13; Grotius Senior Fellow, University of Michigan Law School 2014. Member of Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici and of Steering Committee of the Ph.D, Program in International Economic Law of the same University, affiliated member of the Department of Accounting, Bocconi. Ph.D. in Comparative and International Taxation, Master of Laws at the University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar at Yale University Law School and Visiting Professor at Université Sorbonne-Paris, University of Michigan Law School, New York University, University of San Paulo, University of Florida. Member of the Editorial Board of Alta Scuola Formazione ODC, Milan, Director of Osservatorio Fiscale e Contabile – SDA Bocconi. Internships at Caplin & Drysdale, Washington D:C: (1986), Roberts & Holland, New York (1987). Formerly Associate Studio Legale Bisconti, Milan (1989 – 2000), Of-counsel, Head of tax department, Allen & Overy, Milan, (2001-2005). Editor of EC Tax Review, Economia & Management – SDA (2008-2010), Diritto tributario internazionale; Editor-in-chief of Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale, Director of the Series of volumes “Comparative and International Taxation”, Bocconi University Press – Egea, Milan; editor of four volumes: Aspetti fiscali delle operazioni internazionali, 1995; Convenzione Italia-USA contro le doppie imposizioni. Commentario, 2001; Le Convenzioni dell’Italia in materia di imposte su reddito e patrimonio. Commentario, 2002, Aspetti internazionali della riforma fiscale, Milano 2004. Author of Manuale di tassazione internazionale, Milan, 2008, and of three monographs, as well as of about ninrnty publications on Italian, comparative and international taxation.

Research Project

Network analysis of global modes of governance The research is aimed at innervating legal/policy analysis of global governance with approaches that rely on networks and game theory, and so it develops a legal positivism study about normativity at international level, in so far as it observes processes as chains of communication leading to binding outcomes The research has a ground-breaking nature because it maps the networks of flows of information in global governance and models strategies of agents, and is feasible because it advances a framework which enables effective empirical analysis. The research uses network-based approaches (Networked Plural Constitutionalism-NPC, Integrated International Regimes-IIR, Regime Complex Networks-RCN, and Global Experimentalist Governance-GEG), supplemented by game-based approaches (cooperative and non-cooperative mutualism), which lead to a systemic view of networks of global governance. The research shows that overall global governance is a cyclic network of other networks, opens up new perspectives about the legitimacy of international law, and is aimed at a twofold holistic outcome. First, the research leads to theoretical findings about modelling of social legal networks in the study of global governance by: 1) identifying different network maps of the incrementally complex modes of operation of global governance (NPC, IIR, RCN, GEG); 2) advancing an interactive model of those network maps. Second, the research leads to policy findings extracted from analysis of networked modes of global governance by: 3) suggesting indications about how these modes could operate more efficiently (i.e. by identifying gaps and failures of communication networks of global governance and proposing network-inspired solutions); and 4) modelling strategies when actors reach agreements outside global governance networks, or when these networks are used as vehicles for diffusion of shared international norms if global public goods (such as environment or sustainable economic fairness) are at stake.