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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

Bechtold, Stefan. 2015. Urheber- und Markenrecht im digitalen Zeitalter. Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht 134 II: 73-122.
Darling, Kate. 2015. Occupy Copyright: A Law & Economic Analysis of U.S. Author Termination Rights. Buffalo Law Review 63.1: 147-206.
Enriques, Luca, and Gérard Hertig. 2015. Shadow Resolutions as a no-no in a Sound Banking Union. In Financial Regulation. A Transatlantic Perspective, edited by Ester Faia, Andreas Hackethal, Michael Haliassos and Katja Langenbucher, 150-166. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Glöckner, Andreas, Stephan Tontrup, and Stefan Bechtold. 2015. Disentangling Psychological Sources of Overpricing in Anticommons Dilemmas: Strategic Incentives, Endowment Effects, and Interdependence of Outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 28.3: 224-238.
Hergueux, Jérôme, and Jacquemet Nicolas. 2015. Social Preferences in the Online Laboratory: A Randomized Experiment. Experimental Economics 18.2: 251-283.
Karle, Heiko, Georg Kirchsteiger, and Martin Peitz. 2015. Loss Aversion and Consumption Choice: Theory and Experimental Evidence. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 7.2: 101-120.
Pappas, Christos, Katerina Argyraki, Stefan Bechtold, and Adrian Perrig. 2015. Transparency Instead of Neutrality. Paper presented at the 14th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 16-17.

For a complete list of all publications, please click here

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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