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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

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 

25.11.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation: Presentation by Ben Depoorter (UC Hastings)

On Tuesday, November 29, and Wednesday, November 30, we'll have Prof. Ben Depoorter (UC Hastings) as our guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Copyright Alert Enforcement: Six Strikes & Privacy Harms" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room RAI F 41. The Wednesday presentation on "Claiming Willfulness: Statutory Awards by the Numbers" 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 

18.11.2016

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Finance: Presentation by Brian Cheffins (Cambridge)

On Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23, we'll have Prof. Brian Cheffins (Cambridge) as our guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Shareholder Protection Across Time" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Executive Pay: What Worked?" 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.
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

6 December 2016, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Charles Goodhart, LSE) - Optimal Bank Recovery

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7 December 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Charles Goodhart, LSE) - Resolution: Bail-in or Bail-out?

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13 December 2016, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Bernard Black, Northwestern) - Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

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14 December 2016, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar - The Effect of Disability Insurance Receipt on Mortality

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14 December 2016, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Bernard Black & Kate Litvak, Northwestern) - Corporate Governance and Firm Behavior

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Collaboration

 
 
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