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Pascal McDougall
S.J.D. 2021

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“Labor Unions, Firm Governance, and Their Macroeconomic Infrastructure: A Legal Institutionalist Revision of the Economics of Collective Bargaining”

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • The Monetary and Financial Architecture of Globalization with Professor Christine Desan, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Economic Analysis of Law with Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School
  • Labor and Employment Law with Professor Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
  • International Law and Global Governance with Professor Samuel Moyn, Yale Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Law and Development
  • Private Law
  • Law as a Tool for Social Justice


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 2021
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program, 2014-2015 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, LL.M., 2013
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, Licence en droit, 2011

Representative Publications

  • Pascal McDougall, Global Value Chains, Labor Rights, and the Nature of Transnational Law, American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming, 2022).
  • Pascal McDougall, Multi-Level Collective Bargaining as Post-Crisis European Union Social Policy, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (forthcoming, 2021).
  • Pascal McDougall, The Place of Labor Rights in the European Union’s Environmental Policies, 22:1 German Law Journal 1-30 (2021).
  • Pascal McDougall, Capabilities, Utility, or Primary Goods? On Finding a Conceptual Framework for (International) Labour Lawin Brian Langille, ed., The Capabilities Approach to Labour Law 180-201 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • Pascal McDougall, Le droit, le ‘capitalisme’ et leur structure phénoménologique, ou quelques réflexions nord-américaines sur les théories juridiques de Forray, Pimont et Xifaras, 82 Revue interdisciplinaire d’études juridiques 3-56 (2019).
  • Pascal McDougall, Le couple droit/économie dans la théorie et le droit international du développement, 32:1 Revue Internationale de Droit Économique, 41-74 (2018).
  • Pascal McDougall, Keynes, Sen and Hayek: Competing Approaches to International Labor Law in the ILO and the WTO, 1994-2008, 15:1 Northwestern Journal of Human Rights 32-90 (2017).
  • Pascal McDougall, Leaving Labour Law’s Pragmatic and Purposive Fortress Behind: Canadian Union Successor Rights Law as a Case Study, 54:1 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 253-290 (2016).

Additional Information

Languages: English, French (native), Italian, Spanish.

Professional Affiliations: Quebec Bar, Association des juristes progressistes, Canadian Association of Labor Lawyers.

Last Updated: November 12, 2021