Kathryn E. Spier, the Domenico De Sole Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian Business School, in November.

Spier was one of three honorary doctorates to be conferred at the school this autumn, as part of its 80th anniversary commemoration.

An interdisciplinary researcher both in law and economics, and in management and strategy, she is a president emeritus of the American Law and Economics Association, and she has published extensively in the areas of law and economics and industrial organization.

Spier’s areas of interest include the economics of litigation, contracts, tort law, antitrust, and business organization.

Before joining the Harvard Law School in 2007, she was for 13 years a professor in the Management and Strategy department at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and served as the Richard M. Paget Distinguished Professor. She also has served as assistant and associate professor in the Harvard Economics Department.

Spier has served as co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics and associate editor of the American Economic Review, and is a research associate in the Law and Economics Group of the National Bureau of Economic Research

In recognizing the BI honorary doctorates, the school said they were honored as “an inspiration for their peers, showed leadership, as well as exceptional professional and academic achievements.”

“As honorary doctorates, we hope they will continue to motivate and inspire our faculty and students,” said Karen Spens, president of BI Norwegian Business School.

Spier received her Ph.D. from MIT in 1989, and her B.A. in mathematics and economics from Yale in 1985.