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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

27.06.2016

ETH Zurich is hiring two law professors!

ETH Zurich is currently looking for two new law professors with an interdisciplinary orientation (one tenured and one tenure-track position). They will conduct research in one of the following areas: law & technology; law, finance & risk; law, institutions & governance; or law & behaviour. Their research methodology should lie at the intersection of law and social science (law and economics, law and political science, law and psychology, etc.). Read more 

10.06.2016

Munich Summer Institute 2016 on Innovation Studies

The Munich Summer Institute 2016 brings together leading innovation researchers from law, economics and management studies. It will be held from June 20 to 22, 2016, at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The Munich Summer Institute is a joint initiative by the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Read more 

09.06.2016

Dr. Heiko Karle moves to the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Dr. Heiko Karle from the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich just got appointed as Assistant Professor in Economics (tenure track) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He will start in Frankfurt in September 2016. Congratulations! Read more 

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Collaboration

Events

20 September 2016, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation - TBA

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21 September 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation - TBA

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28 September 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance - Disclosures, Rollover Risk, and Debt Runs

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4 October 2016, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation - TBA

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5 October 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation - TBA

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Publications

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. 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.
 
 
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