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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

Günster, Andrea. 2011. European Commission Decisions on Competition: Economic Perspectives on Landmark Antitrust and Merger Case. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
Hergueux, Jérôme. 2011. How does Religion Bias the Allocation of Foreign Direct investment?: The Role of Institutions. International Economics 128: 53-76.
Hertig, Gerard. 2011. Trading and Clearing Reforms in the EU: A Story of Interest Groups with Magnified Voice. Zeitschrift fuer Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft 2011.5: 329-337.
Karle, Heiko, Tobias Klein, and Konrad Stahl. 2011. Ownership and Control in Differentiated Product Markets. CEPR Discussion Paper 8277.
Maillart, T., D. Sornette, S. Frei, T. Duebendorfer, and A. Saichev. 2011. Quantification of deviations from rationality with heavy tails in human dynamics. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics 83.5: 056101.
Hertig, Gerard, Ruben Lee, and Joseph A. McCahery. 2010. Empowering the ECB to Supervise Banks: A Choice-Based Approach. European company and financial law review 7.2: 171-215.
Bechtold, Stefan. 2010. Optionsmodelle und private Rechtsetzung im Urheberrecht am Beispiel von Google Book Search. Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht 112.4: 282-289.

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Events

29 May 2017 - 31 May 2017, Congress

Munich Summer Institute 2017

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13 December 2017, Workshop

Workshop and Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation (Henry Smith, Harvard) - TBA

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Collaboration

 
 
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