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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

16.12.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation: Presentation by Luis Cabral (NYU)

On Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, we'll have Prof. Luis Cabral (NYU) as our guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Industry Agreements and Innovation Incentives" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room RAI F 41. The Wednesday presentation on "Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives" 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 

09.12.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Finance: Presentation by Kate Litvak & Bernard Black (Northwestern)

On Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 14, we'll have Prof. Kate Litvak (Northwestern) and Prof. Bernard Black (Northwestern) as our guests. Their Tuesday presentation on "Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "The SEC's Busted Experiment" 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 

02.12.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Finance: Presentation by Charles Goodhart (LSE)

On Tuesday, December 6, and Wednesday, December 7, we'll have Prof. Charles Goodhart (LSE) as our guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Optimal Bank Recovery" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Resolution: Bail-in or Bail-out?" 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 

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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.
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
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.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

Events

24 January 2017 - 25 January 2017, Congress

European Progress Conference 2017 - Dissemination of IP Knowledge in Universities

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7 March 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Anu Bradford, Columbia) - TBA

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8 March 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Anu Bradford, Columbia) - TBA

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21 March 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Sharad Goel, Stanford) - TBA

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22 March 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Sharad Goel, Stanford) - TBA

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Collaboration

 
 
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