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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

24.08.2016

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 

15.08.2016

"3D Printing, IP and Innovation Policy” by Stefan Bechtold published

The article “3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy” by Prof. Stefan Bechtold has been published in the August 2016 issue the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. The article analyzes the role intellectual property has played in the development of 3D printing and assesses the implications for innovation policy in general. Read more 

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 

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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.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

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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Collaboration

 
 
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