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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

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 

03.03.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Anu Bradford (Columbia)

On Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, we'll have Prof. Anu Bradford (Columbia) as guest. Her Tuesday presentation on "Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Are Antitrust Laws and Trade Liberalization Substitutes or Complements?" 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 

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 

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Publications

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.
Karle, Heiko, and Martin Peitz. 2016. De-Targeting: Advertising an Assortment of Products to Loss-Averse Consumers. CEPR Discussion Papers
Bechtold, Stefan. 2015. 3D Printing and the Intellectual Property System. Economic Research Working Paper 28.
Amaral-Garcia, Sofia, Paola Bertoli, and Veronica Grembi. 2015. Does Experience Rating Improve Obstetric Practices? Evidence from Italy. Health Economics 24.9: 1050-1064.
Günster, Andrea, and Stephen Martin. 2015. A Holy Alliance: Collusion in the Renaissance Europe Alum Market. Review of Industrial Organization 47.1: 1-23.
Chen, Daniel Li, Martin Schonger, and Chris Wickens. 2015. oTree - An Open-Source Platform for Laboratory, Online, and Field Experiments. MPRA Paper 62730.
Amaral-García, Sofía. 2015. Daño Moral Derivado de Lesiones. In El Daño Moral y su Cuantificación, edited by Fernando Gomez Pomar and Ignacio Marín García, 393-433. Barcelona: Bosch.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

Events

4 April 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Justin McCrary, Berkeley) - Are U.S. Cities Underpoliced? Theory and Evidence

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5 April 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Economics (Justin McCrary, Berkeley) - How Rigged Are Stock Markets? Evidence from Microsecond Timestamps

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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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16 May 2017, Lecture

Brownbag Lunch Seminar (Vardges Levonyan) - TBA

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Collaboration

 
 
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