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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

28.04.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Randal Picker (Chicago)

On Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, we'll have Prof. Randal Picker (Chicago) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Computing's Arc: In the Beginning There Was ... " starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KOL G 217 (ROOM CHANGED!). The Wednesday presentation on "Computing's Arc: Early Computer Commons and Platforms" 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 

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 

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Publications

Bechtold, Stefan. 2013. Law and Economics of Copyright and Trademark on the Internet. In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Online Edition, 1-14. Palgrave Macmillan.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2013. The Fashion of TV Show Formats. Michigan State Law Review 2013: 451-512.
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat beim Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, . 2013. Evaluierung wirtschaftspolitischer Fördermaßnahmen als Element einer evidenzbasierten Wirtschaftspolitik. Gutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats beim Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
Hertig, Gerard. 2012. Governments as Investors of Last Resort: Credit Crisis Comparative Case Studies. Theoretical inquiries in law 13.2: 385-415.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2012. The Fashion of TV Show Formats. SSRN Working Paper
Darling, Kate. 2012. Contracting About the Future: Copyright and New Media. Northwestern journal of technology and intellectual property 10.7: 485-530.
Hertig, Gerard. 2012. Central Bank Governance. Swiss Review of Business and Financial Market Law 6: 486-493.

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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