Peter Grajzl Associate Professor of Economics

Peter Grajzl

Huntley 101C
Website - Curriculum Vitae

Professor Grajzl joined Washington and Lee in 2009. He teaches courses in microeconomics, mathematical economics, and comparative institutional economics.

Professor Grajzl earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received teaching awards from the University of Maryland and the Central European University where he was an assistant professor between 2005 and 2009.

Professor Grajzl’s research interests lie in the economics of institutions and governance, law and economics, and political economy. He is a Research Network Fellow at CESifo in Munich, Germany, and a non-resident visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the University of Maryland, College Park. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in American Law and Economics Review, CESifo DICE Report-Journal of Institutional Comparisons, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Systems, Economics of Governance, Economics of Transition, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, European Journal of Law and Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Law and Society Review, Research and Politics, Review of Law and Economics, and The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.


Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland at College Park (2005)
B.A. Economics, University of Ljubljana (2000)


Economics of Institutions and Governance
Law and Economics
Political Economy


Econ 101: Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 210: Microeconomic Theory
Econ 220: Mathematical Economics
Econ 281: Institutions and Economic Performance
Econ 282: Economic Governance and Institutional Design
Econ 399: Capstone Seminar in Economics