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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

Schneider, Florian, and Martin Schonger. 2015. Allais at the Horse Race: Testing Models of Ambiguity Aversion. Working Paper Series 207.
Bechtold, Stefan, and Catherine Tucker. 2014. Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search. Journal of empirical legal studies 11.4: 718-750.
Canidio, Andrea, and Heiko Karle. 2014. The Structure of Negotiations: Incomplete Agreements and the Focusing Effect. SSRN
Darling, Kate. 2014. IP without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry. Stanford technology law review 17.3: 709-771.
Bechtold, Stefan, and Adrian Perrig. 2014. Accountability in Future Internet Architectures. Communications of the ACM 57.9: 21-23.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2014. Engpassbasierte Nutzerfinanzierung und Infrastrukturinvestitionen in Netzsektoren. Gutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats beim Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie.
Herweg, Fabian, Heiko Karle, and Daniel Müller. 2014. Incomplete Contracting, Renegotiation, and Expectation-Based Loss Aversion. CEPR Discussion Paper 9874.

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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