Alvaro Pereira received his J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from Berkeley Law in 2020. His research explores the relationship between corporate governance, economic growth, and society from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
As a Max Weber Fellow, Alvaro is working on a two-paper series. Using quantitative methods, the series explores the causes behind the fluctuating role of economic freedom in corporate law worldwide and its impact on firm growth over the last four decades.
Alvaro has been an associate editor at the Oxford Business Law Blog, an executive editor at the Berkeley Business Law Journal, a student fellow at both the Miller Institute-American Society of International Law and Startup at Berkeley Law, and an academic visitor at the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.
Before becoming a full-time academic, Alvaro was a corporate lawyer in Colombia, focusing on shareholder and bankruptcy litigation. More recently, he served as director of business development at a startup firm based in California.
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Alvaro was a lecturer and supervised undergraduate theses at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, where he also developed and coordinated an executive program in bankruptcy law. At UC Berkeley, he was a graduate student instructor at the Haas School of Business and the Legal Studies Department.