John de Figueiredo

John DeFigueiredo

Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law, Strategy, and Economics

Academic Area: Economics
Phone Number: +1.919.613.8513

Teaching / Research Interests

Competitive Strategy, Innovation Strategy, Non-Market Strategy, Strategy Implementation, Law and Economics, Economics of Organizations and Institutions

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


John M. de Figueiredo is the Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law, Strategy, and Economics at the Duke Law School and the Fuqua School of Business. He is also Director of the Duke Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

de Figueiredo studies competitive strategy, innovation strategy, political and legal strategy, strategy execution, and law and economics. His research in competitive strategy and strategy execution focuses on using dynamic models to explain how large and small firms gain competitive advantage through innovation, organization, and market position in differentiated and emerging markets. His research in law and economics and "non-market" strategy explores how firms use political influence, regulatory lobbying, and strategic litigation to enhance competitive performance.

Prior to joining Duke University, he was on the faculties of the UCLA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also held long-term visiting positions at, Princeton University, Harvard Law School, INSEAD, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and, most recently, at Stanford Business School.

de Figueiredo is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals, has been awarded many research grants, and has won five teaching awards in his career.

de Figueiredo holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics; and an A.B. in economics from Harvard University.