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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

Karle, Heiko, and Martin Peitz. 2014. Competition under consumer loss aversion. The Rand journal of economics 45.1: 1-31.
Amaral-Garcia, Sofia, and Veronica Grembi. 2014. Curb your premium: The impact of monitoring malpractice claims. Health policy 114.2–3: 139-146.
Bechtold, Stefan, and Catherine Tucker. 2014. Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search. Social Science Research Network Working Paper Series (SSRN)
Bechtold, Stefan. 2014. Physicians as User Innovators. In Intellectual property at the edge : the contested contours of IP, edited by Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss and Jane C. Ginsburg, 343-357. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2014. The Fashion of TV Show Formats. In Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 455-516. New York, NY: Clark Boardman Callaghan.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2013. Information, Ideology, and Behavioral Public Policy Comment. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 169.1: 79-85.
Karle, Heiko. 2013. Creating Attachment through Advertising: Loss Aversion and Pre-Purchase Information. Economics working paper series 13/177.

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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