Rory Van Loo is a fifth-year professor whose research focuses on the intersection of business, technology, and regulation. He was twice chosen through blind peer review from a national pool to present at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, UCLA Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Law Review.
Prior to BU, Professor Van Loo served on the implementation team that set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, helping to build the framework for supervision of large banks. He also spent several years at McKinsey & Co. conducting empirical studies for multinational corporations in mergers and acquisitions, marketing, and organizational design.
Professor Van Loo’s intellectual study of digital markets began with an undergraduate major in science, technology, and society, with a focus on computer science. He then received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to spend a year in Argentina, Costa Rica, the Cote d’Ivoire, India, Mali, Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam researching the economic impact of the internet.