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Alberto Salazar

Assistant Professor

Degrees:PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x. 3269
Email:alberto.salazar@carleton.ca
Office:C470 LA (Loeb Building)

Research Interests

Professor Salazar specializes in consumer protection law and policy, corporate law, comparative corporate governance, competition law and policy, and the socio-economics of business law. His recent research examines the intersections of legal policies, food, hunger and public health; the collision between international investment laws and local consumer protection policies; corporate social responsibility and worker welfare; and corporate corruption in rich and poor countries.

Prior to joining Carleton University in 2013, he taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Business and Society Program of York University and served as MacArthur Fellow at the University of Oxford and CAPORDE fellow at the University of Cambridge. Professor Salazar is a member of the Directory of Experts involved in Academic Consumer Interest Research in Canada (Industry Canada/U of Waterloo). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Law and Business Review of the Americas

Professor Salazar is the founder and coordinator of the Carleton Law, Business and Society Group, an academic group devoted to the discussion of business law issues from a critical and an interdisciplinary perspective. He volunteers at some food banks in Canada and also collaborates with several legal clinics that provide legal aid to low-income groups and promote social justice and business ethics in Latin America. Professor Salazar loves soccer, walking, music and nature.

Recent Publications

2015   “Corporate Governance” in Kean Birch, ed., A Critical Introduction to Business and Society (UK: Zed Books) (with Prof. Richard Wellen, York University)

2015   “Business, Policy and Regulation” in Kean Birch, ed., A Critical Introduction to Business and Society (UK: Zed Books) (with Prof. Richard Wellen, York University)

2014   “Why Does Executive Greed Prevail in the United States and Canada but Not In Japan? The Pattern of Low CEO Pay and High Worker Welfare in Japanese Corporations” American Journal of Comparative Law, (with John Raggiunti). Forthcoming.

2014   “¿Cuando se puede Denunciar a Abogados de Empresas ante Autoridades Extranjeras por Actos de Corrupcion?” in I. Ortiz, ed. Libro Homenaje al Doctor Carlos Montoya Anguerri (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2014).

2013   “Defragmenting International Investment Law to Protect Citizen Consumers: The Role of Amici Curiae and Public Interest Groups” 19:2 Law and Business Review of the Americas; Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 6/2013.

2013   “Law and Policy in Theory and Practice” in Laurence Olivo, ed., Introduction to Law in Canada (Captus Press) (with Prof. S. Baglay, UOIT)

2012   “Libertarian Paternalism and the Dangers of Nudging Consumers” 23:1 King’s Law Journal 51 (King’s College London law journal)

2011   “Law and Policy in Theory and Practice” in Laurence Olivo, ed., Introduction to Law in Canada (Captus Press) (with Prof. S. Baglay, UOIT)

2010   “Consumer Counter-Advertising Law and Corporate Social Responsibility” 58 Buffalo Law Review 977

2010   “NAFTA Chapter 11, Regulatory Expropriation and Domestic Counter-Advertising Law” 27 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 31

2009   “Trading our Freedom: Does NAFTA Chill Counter-advertising Law Aiming at Reducing Obesity and Hunger in Canada?” in Thierry Bourgoignie, ed., L’intégration économique régionale et la protection du consommateur / Regional economic integration and consumer protection / La integración económica regional y la protección del consumidor (Cowansville, Quebec: Yvon Blais) p. 431-452.

2008   “The Social Responsibility of Corporate Lawyers” in Beatriz Boza & Ius Et Veritas, ed., Essays on Ethics and the Professional Responsibility of Lawyers (Lima: PUCP Civil Association Ius Et Veritas & Beatriz Boza) p.341-373. In Spanish.

2007   Alternative Consumer Redress Mechanisms in Canada, A Study for the European Commission, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General Directorate B – Consumer Affairs, coordinated by The Study Centre for Consumer Law – Centre for European Economic Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Leuven, January 17, 2007, http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/redress/reports_studies/comparative_report_en.pdf(with Prof. Iain Ramsay, a Kent University Law School)

2006   “Clinical Legal Education and Institutional Change’’ (2006) In Ivan Ortiz, ed., Proyección Social a través del Derecho y de PROSODE: 15 años Proyectando el Derecho a la Comunidad (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru). In Spanish.

2005   “The Other Invisible Hand of Markets: The Market Power of Social Networks, Seller and Buyer Power and Competition Law” 43 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 505.

2004   “The Complex Context of Contract Law” 42 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 515.