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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

21.04.2017

Experimental Brownbag: Presentations by Martin Schonger & Sean Hofland

On Wednesday, April 26 Martin Schonger and Sean Hofland will give a presentation about “On the Nature of Ambiguity Aversion” starting at 13:15 at the ETH Zurich room IFW C 33. The research seminar is addressed to all faculty interested in experimental research in the areas of economics, sociology and psychology. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Read more 

31.03.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Justin McCrary (Berkeley)

On Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5, we'll have Prof. Justin McCrary (Berkeley) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Are U.S. Cities Underpoliced? Theory and Evidence" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "How Rigged Are Stock Markets? Evidence from Microsecond Timestamps" 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 

17.03.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Sharad Goel (Stanford)

On Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, we'll have Prof. Sharad Goel (Stanford) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Law, Order & Algorithms: A Computational Approach to Criminal Justice" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Algorithmic Decision Making and the Cost of Fairness" 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

Frankenreiter, Jens. 2016. 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. Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
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.
Gertsch, Gabriel. 2015. Die Kontrolle der Nachrichtendienste aus verfassungsrechtlicher Sicht - am Beispiel der Schweiz. Paper presented at the 55. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht: Tagung der Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, Wissenschaftlicher Assistentinnen und Assistenten, Augsburg, Germany, March 3-6.

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Events

2 May 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Randal Picker, Chicago) - Computing's Arc: In the Beginning There Was ...

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3 May 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Randal Picker, Chicago) - Computing's Arc: Early Computer Commons and Platforms

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9 May 2017, Panel discussion

SiP Talk #1 - Internet and Trust

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10 May 2017, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Gabriel Gertsch) - Theft versus Intellectual Property Infringement: Experimental Evidence on Intrinsic Norms Protecting Property

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16 May 2017, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Vardges Levonyan) - TBA

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Collaboration

 
 
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