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Hamburg Director


Prof. Dr.  Stefan Voigt is director at the Institute of Law & Economics at Hamburg University. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich) and has been affiliated with the International Centre for Economic Research (ICER) in Torino, Italy. Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel, Ruhr-University Bochum, a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and a research fellow position with the Max-Planck-Institute for Research Into Economic Systems. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of the judiciary. Voigt is one of the editors of the Review of Law & Economics and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. Voigt has consulting experience with both the public and the private sector. He has worked with the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD but also with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). The German newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Voigt among the Top-100 German speaking economists according to quality-weighted research output.

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Faculty

 

reinhardbork Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork holds a chair for civil procedure Law at Hamburg University. He served as a judge at the Court of Appeal in Hamburg and has published extensively on civil and civil procedural law (including arbitration), insolvency law, commercial law and media law. He is the editor of several leading journals on civil, business and insolvency law. His main field of interest is insolvency law with a focus on the law of restructuring distressed companies. This includes the economic aspects and the economic analysis of company and insolvency law. Having served for five years as Vice Dean of the Law Faculty he was awarded the Robert S. Campbell Visiting Fellowship of Magdalen College Oxford and spent the academic year 2010/2011 as a visiting researcher in Oxford.

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wolfgangdrobetz Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drobetz is professor of corporate finance and ship finance at the University of Hamburg. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of St. Gallen and completed his Habilitation at the University of Basel. Wolfgang taught financial theory at the Bucerius Law School and the WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, asset management and ship finance. Wolfgang’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Finance and served as co-president of the European Financial Management Association.

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thomaseger Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger is Professor at the Law Faculty and at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest, on which he has written several books and articles, are the economic analysis of civil law, the law and economics of European integration and the transformation of Eastern and Central European economic systems. Special mention should be made of his book on the economic analysis of long-term contracts (1995) and his book on the Law & Economics of European Integration (together with Wagener, 2009). Prof. Dr. Eger is also Director of the 'European Master in Law & Economics Programme' and of the Ph.D. Programme 'The Economics of the Internationalisation of the Law'.

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michaelfehling Prof. Dr. Michael Fehling is Professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, where he has held the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law since 2001. Previously he taught public law at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau. His research interests include economic regulation and administrative law from a European perspective (particularly the reform of public services and the regulation of network-industries), environmental law, media law, freedom of science and University organization, comparative public law (USA) and the economic analysis of administrative law. Together with Matthias Ruffert he recently edited a comprehensive work on the legal perspectives on regulation.

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heriberthirte Prof. Dr. Heribert Hirte is the director of the Seminar of Commercial, Shipping and Business Law at the University of Hamburg since 2000. Previously he taught as Professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (1993-2000), the “Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg” (1999-2004), as visiting Professor at the Doshisha-University, Kyoto (2001), the Korea University, Seoul (2001) and at the “Università Bocconi” Milan (2006 and 2008). In Milan he has been a member of the “Collegio dei docent” of the “Dottorato di ricerca in Diritto dell’Impresa” since 2003. Apart from his academic career he was deputy member of the constitutional court of Thuringia from 1995 until 2000. As editor of several journals on insolvency and financial law his field of interest is focused on these topics. His research interests take comparative and interdisciplinary aspects in account. Therefore he is also a member of the Graduate School on Law & Economics of the University of Hamburg.

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patrickleyens Prof. Dr. Patrick C. Leyens, LL.M. (London), is professor at the Chair of Empirical Legal Studies (honorary). His main fields of interest concern the law and economics of German and European corporate, commercial and capital market law, especially corporate governance. He has been awarded several research prizes for his doctoral and post-doctoral theses and further works. Prior to his appointment he was the junior professor for civil law and law and economics at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, and a senior research fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative Private and International Private Law. In 2007 to 2008 he served as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Finance on deposit insurance and investor compensation and from 2009 to 2013 as the Hamburg director of the EDLE. In 2014 he joined the staff of the European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE) and of the EDLE at the School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Mhlheuer Prof. Dr. Gerd Mühlheußer holds a chair for "Microeconomics with a special focus on Industrial Organization" at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Hamburg University.

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markusnoeth Prof. Dr. Markus Nöth is Professor of Banking and Behavioral Finance at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest are behavioral finance focusing on consumer protection as well as individual investors long-term investments and insurance decisions. In addition, he does research in bank regulation and negotiations.

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stefanoeter Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter is Professor of German and Comparative Public Law and Public International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Hamburg and Managing Director of the Institute of International Affairs. He is Chairman of the Independent Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Council of Europe), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Transport and member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. His main fields of interest in research are comparative federalism, minority protection, humanitarian law, European and international economic law, as well as theory of international law and international relations. He has published together with Prof. Dr. Meinhard Hilf the leading German textbook on WTO law.

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hansberndschaefer Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer is Professor of Economics at the Law Faculty and at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest are the economic analysis of civil law and development economics. Together with Prof. Dr. Claus Ott he published a German textbook on the economic analysis of civil law (which has been translated into English, Spanish and Chinese) and a series of articles on law and economics. He is director of the Ph.D. Graduate College on Law & Economics and until 2008 was also the Director of the EMLE programme.

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bild fw small Jun. Prof. Dr. Franziska Weber is Junior Professor for Civil Law and Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg and Research Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her main fields of interest concern the law and economics of German and European consumer law enforcement. She successfully defended her EDLE PhD thesis regarding the optimal mix of public and private law enforcement in consumer law in 2012. More generally, she engages in the economic analysis of European law. Her work has a strong focus on comparative law, particularly on German, Spanish, English and Dutch law.
 

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