Charles Delmotte

Charles Delmotte
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Assistant Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 449
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Dr. Charles Delmotte joined the law faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2022.

    Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU’s Classical Liberal Institute (2018-2022), where he is now an affiliate fellow.

    He is also a Scholar at the Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation (C-IP2 at George Mason University).

    He was twice an Adam Smith Fellow in Political Economy at George Mason University (2016-2018) and was a Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellow at George Mason University (2019-2020).

    Dr. Delmotte has more than a dozen publications that employ economics, empirical research and philosophy to scrutinize tax law and innovation policy.

    He currently investigates the use of innovative technologies to optimize the tax system, and his work-in-progress is in this regard is “The Promises and Pitfalls of a Blockchain Driven Tax System.”

    Another project, “A Legal Theory for Economic Evolution” employs evolutionary theory to understand how the legal system influences the occurrence of innovation.

    Dr. Delmotte was trained as a practicing lawyer at DLA Piper LLP, Brussels, focusing on business, finance, and insolvency law.

  • Degrees

    B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D. Ghent University, Belgium

  • Curriculum Vitae