Thomas J. Miceli received his PhD in Economics from Brown University, USA, in 1988, and he has been Professor at the University of Connecticut, USA, since 1987. His research is largely in the area of law and economics, with particular emphasis on land use and property law. He is a recognized authority on the economics of eminent domain, a subject on which he has authored or co-authored three books. He has also published undergraduate and graduate level textbooks on law and economics. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for the International Review of Law and Economics. While at UConn, he has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in microeconomic theory, urban economics, public finance, and law and economics, and in 2009, he won the Grillo Family Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Economics Department.