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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

19.05.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton)

On Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24, we'll have Prof. Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Random Evolving Lotteries and Intrinsic Preference for Information" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Updating Ambiguous Beliefs" starts at 16:15 in the ETH Zurich room IFW A 32.1. All presentations are open to the public, so see you there! Read more 

12.05.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Merritt Fox (Columbia)

On Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17, we'll have Prof. Merritt Fox (Columbia) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "The New Stock Market: Sense and Nonsense" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Informed Trading and Its Regulation" starts at 16:15 in the ETH Zurich room IFW A 32.1. All presentations are open to the public, so see you there! Read more 

05.05.2017

Panel discussion on "Internet and Trust"

A secure and reliable internet generates trust. Just how the internet creates trust is a matter for debate between ETH computer scientists and social scientists. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefan Bechtold, Adrian Perrig, Timothy Roscoe and other experts will take part in a panel discussion on the "Internet and Trust". The discussion starts at 17:30 at the ETH Zurich Main Building, Semper Aula (HG G60). Read more 

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Publications

Frankenreiter, Jens. 2017. Are Advocates General Political? Policy Preferences of EU Member State Governments and the Voting Behavior of Members of the European Court of Justice. Review of law and economics.
Frankenreiter, Jens. 2017. The Politics of Citations at the ECJ: Policy Preferences of EU Member State Governments and the Citation Behavior of Members of the European Court of Justice. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
Chen, Daniel L., and Martin Schonger. A Theory of Experiments: Invariance of Equilibrium to the Strategy Method of Elicitation and Implications for Social Preferences. TSE Working Paper 16-724 (2016).
Chen, Daniel L., and Martin Schonger. Social preferences or sacred values? Theory and evidence of deontological motivations. TSE Working Paper 16-714 (2016).
Croci, Ettore, Gerard Hertig and Eric Nowak. 2016. Decision-making during the credit crisis: Did the Treasury let commercial banks fail?. Journal of Empirical Finance 38.Part A: 476-497.
Frankenreiter, Jens. Are Advocates General Political? Policy Preferences of EU Member State Governments and the Voting Behavior of Members of the European Court of Justice. Social Science Research Network (SSRN) (2016).
Bechtold, Stefan. 2016. 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy. IIC: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 47.5: 517-536.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

Events

7 September 2017, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Michael Neumann) - Functions and Conflicts of Patents in Public Basic Science

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8 September 2017 - 9 September 2017, Congress

Zurich IP Retreat 2017

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20 September 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Krishna Gummadi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)

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26 September 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Ester Faia, Frankfurt) - Global Banks

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27 September 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Ester Faia, Frankfurt)

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Collaboration

 
 
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