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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

19.05.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton)

On Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24, we'll have Prof. Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "Random Evolving Lotteries and Intrinsic Preference for Information" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Updating Ambiguous Beliefs" 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 

12.05.2017

Workshop & Lecture Series in Law & Economics: Presentations by Merritt Fox (Columbia)

On Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17, we'll have Prof. Merritt Fox (Columbia) as guest. His Tuesday presentation on "The New Stock Market: Sense and Nonsense" starts at 16:15 in the University of Zurich room KO2 F 172. The Wednesday presentation on "Informed Trading and Its Regulation" 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 

05.05.2017

Panel discussion on "Internet and Trust"

A secure and reliable internet generates trust. Just how the internet creates trust is a matter for debate between ETH computer scientists and social scientists. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefan Bechtold, Adrian Perrig, Timothy Roscoe and other experts will take part in a panel discussion on the "Internet and Trust". The discussion starts at 17:30 at the ETH Zurich Main Building, Semper Aula (HG G60). 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

8 September 2017 - 9 September 2017, Congress

Zurich IP Retreat 2017

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20 September 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Krishna Gummadi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)

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26 September 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Ester Faia, Frankfurt) - Global Banks

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27 September 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series in Law & Finance (Ester Faia, Frankfurt)

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3 October 2017, Lecture

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Stephen Haber, Stanford)

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Collaboration

 
 
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