Antoni Abat i Ninet is Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law at the ESADE Law School at the University Ramon Llull, Barcelona. He graduated in Law from the University of Girona in 2001 and was awarded a PhD by the University of Barcelona in 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was granted the Juan de la Cierva competitive research scholarship by Spain's Ministry for Science and Innovation. He taught Comparative Constitutional Law and Ancient Constitutionalism at the State University of New York, the Lincoln Law School of San Jose and was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Law School. His research interests include: the theoretical foundations of constitutions; the links between constitution, constitutionalism and democracy; global economic constitutionalism. Prof. Abat's articles and papers regularly appear in leading peer-reviewed journals in the U.S. and Europe (e.g. American Journal of Comparative Law, Ratio Juris, Philosophia quarterly of Israel).