Katri Nousiainen

Katri Nousiainen

Visiting Researcher, The Program on Negotiation

Ph.D. Candidate, Hanken School of Economics

Katri Nousiainen is a lawyer and a professional in legal education. She has authored book chapters and podcast episodes on Commercial Contracts and Legal Design as well as on Law & Technology, especially related to Quantum Technologies. Nousiainen’s work supports and assists companies and other operators in improving the quality and efficiency of their legal processes, products, and services within the tools and methods of law & technology, innovation, and legal design. Nousiainen is conducting empirical research on the impact and value of legal design and ethics in commercial contracts using the lens of law and economics. She is interested in scientifically measuring the impact and value of legal design, and to find, for example, metrics to assess efficiency and quality in legal products, services, and processes.

Nousiainen’s research is being conducted at Harvard University, the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and the University of Cambridge Law (the UK). Presently she is pioneering research projects on measuring the impact and value of legal design in commercial contracting in law and economics framework as well as on law & quantum technologies.

Nousiainen gives lectures and trainings on legal practice and business in the areas of negotiation and management studies, commercial and contract law, legal design and law & technology. She is an invited keynote speaker at conferences and seminars across the US, Europe and LATAM.

Before joining Harvard, she was affiliated with the University California Berkeley Law (the USA), Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and with the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France). Nousiainen holds a European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) LL.M (Erasmus University Rotterdam), a Master Universitario di primo livello (University of Bologna), a Master d’Analyse Economique du Droit et des Institutions (Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III), and a B.A. in Law (International University Audentes, TUT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).


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