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Center for Law & Economics

The Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich is part of the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences. The Center brings together two professorships (Stefan Bechtold and Gerard Hertig) and includes a diverse set of postdocs, PhD students and research assistants. It focuses on various areas of law & economics, including corporate governance, banking regulation, intellectual property and innovation policy as well as the law of emerging technologies. Together with various Swiss university partners, the Center co-organizes regular Workshop & Lecture Series on law & economics, law & finance, and the law & economics of innovation. All three series bring leading internationally well-known experts from all over the world to Zurich on a regular basis. The Center collaborates with leading academic institutions in Asia, Europe and the U.S., in particular through joint research projects, conferences and teaching activities.

News

23.09.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Finance starts!

On Tuesday, September 27, our Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Finance will start with an introduction by Prof. Gerard Hertig and Dr. Paolo Pamini at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. Our first guest will be Sylvain Carré (EPF Lausanne) who will speak on "Disclosures, Rollover Risk, and Debt Runs" on Wednesday, September 28, at 16:15 in the ETH Zurich room IFW A 32.1 Read more 

14.09.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation: Presentation by Bernt Hugenholtz (Amsterdam)

On Tuesday, September 20, and Wednesday, September 21, we'll have Prof. Bernt Hugenholtz (Amsterdam) as our guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Hyperlinking after GS Media: is the World Wide Web coming to an end in the EU?" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room RAI F 41. The Wednesday presentation on "Money in the Bank or Pie in the Sky? Remuneration Rights as an Alternative to Copyright Enforcement Online" starts at 16:15 in the ETH Zurich room IFW A 32.1. Read more 

30.08.2016

Congratulations to Dr. Damian Kozbur

This summer, Damian Kozbur, a former Postdoctorial Fellow and current Research Affiliate at the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, was appointed Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the department of economics of the University of Zurich. Damian holds a PhD in econometrics and statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on inference in high dimensional econometric models, big data and the applications of econometrics in development. Read more 

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Publications

Bechtold, Stefan. 2016. 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy. IIC: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 47.5: 517-536.
Karle, Heiko, Heiner Schumacher, and Christian Straat. 2016. Signaling quality with increased incentives. European Economic Review 85: 8-21.
Chen, Daniel L., Martin Schonger, and Chris Wickens. 2016. oTree—An open-source platform for laboratory, online, and field experiments. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance 9: 88-97.
Bechtold, Stefan, Christopher Buccafusco, and Christopher J. Sprigman. 2016. Innovation Heuristics: Experiments on Sequential Creativity in Intellectual Property. Indiana Law Journal 91.4: 1251-1307.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2016. Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society. In Concise European Copyright Law, edited by Thomas Dreier and P. Bernt Hugenholtz, 421-490. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International.
Frankenreiter, Jens. 2016. Judges, politics, and the law: Empirical Studies on Judge Behavior, with a Focus on the European Court of Justice. Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich.
Hertig, Gérard. 2016. Governance by Institutional Investors in a Stakeholder World. In The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance, edited by Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

Events

28 September 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Sylvain Carré, EPFL) - Disclosures, Rollover Risk, and Debt Runs

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4 October 2016, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Jérôme Hergueux, ETH) - Yes you can! Self-confidence and the Gender/Minority Gap: Proposal for a Cross-Cultural Intervention on Wikipedia

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4 October 2016, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Bhaven Sampat, Columbia) - Secondary Pharmaceutical Patenting in the U.S.

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5 October 2016, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Dainis Zegners, LMU) - Voluntary Disclosure of Product Information: The Case of E-book Samples

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5 October 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Bhaven Sampat, Columbia) - The Globalization of Pharmaceutical Patenting

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Collaboration

 
 
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