Directors

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Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure

Michael G. Faure is Professor of Comparative Private Law & Economics. Michael studied law at the University of Antwerp (1982) and criminology at the University of Gent (1983). He obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School (1984). He pursued his doctoral research at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau and received a doctor iuris. First Michael worked as a lecturer later as a senior lecturer at the department of criminal law at the Law Faculty of Leiden University (1988-1999).

In September 1991 he became academic director of the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO) and professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law at the law faculty of Maastricht University. Since February 2005 he also holds a position as professor of comparative private law at Erasmus School of Law and is the co-director of the research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort. Moreover, Michael is academic director of the Ius Commune Research School and since 1982 he has been an attorney at the Antwerp Bar.

Michael Faure teaches Environmental Law & Economics and European Law & Economics. His publications mainly focus on the areas of environmental (criminal) law, tort and insurance as well as economic analysis of (accident) law.





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Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

Prof. Luigi A. Franzoni

Luigi Alberto Franzoni (D.Phil. Nuffield College, Oxford) is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna. He is a leading European academic scholars in the field of Law and Economics. His main fields of specialization are the economics of IPRs and law enforcement. He has written, together with D. Marchesi, the most important introductory book on law and economics in Italian language.

Since September 2014, President of the European Law and Economics Association





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Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt

Stefan Voigt is professor at the University of Hamburg and the director of its Institute of Law & Economics. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich). Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel and Ruhr-University Bochum. Voigt has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin, in Greifswald, and at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of judicial institutions. Voigt is one of the editors of Constitutional Political Economy and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and the International Review of Law & Economics. 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).


 

Prof. Alan Miller

 

Alan D. Miller is a senior lecturer with appointments in the Faculty of Law and in the Department of Economics at the University of Haifa. Alan studied history at the University of California, Berkeley (1998), law at Northwestern University (2001), and economics at the California Institute of Technology (2009).

 

He is primarily engaged in the analysis of legal institutions through the lens of economic theory, primarily using the axiomatic method. He has worked on a diverse set of legal subjects including tort, contract, property, freedom of speech, intellectual property, antitrust, and election law. He is currently on the editorial board of Mathematical Social Sciences.

 


 

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The EDLE Faculty Hamburg

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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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The EDLE Faculty Bologna

luigi franzoni Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

Luigi A. Franzoni is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics of Bologna. He received his D.Phil. from the Nuffield College, Oxford, and has published in leading journals on the economic theory of settlements, law enforcement, tax amnesties and intellectual property.

He is author of a well-received introduction to law and economics (Introduzione all'economia del diritto, Il Mulino, 2003).

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Faculty

 

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Elena Argentesi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute in 2005 with her thesis on an empirical analysis of two-sided markets. During her Ph.D., she spent a year as a visiting fellow at the IDEI in Toulouse. Her research interests are in the area of industrial organization and competition policy, with a focus on empirical issues. Her publications in academic journals are mainly in the fields of two-sided markets and mergers analysis. She is Senior Advisor at Lear and has done consultancy work as a technical expert for several public bodies, such as DG Competition and other competition agencies.

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Maria Bigoni is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna. She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, Markets and Institutions from the IMT in Lucca in 2008. She was a visiting student at the Stockholm School of Economics (2006 and 2007), and a visiting scholar at Tilburg University (2008) and Purdue University (2011). She has published in generalist journals as Econometrica, PNAS and the Economic Journal, and in top field journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, the RAND Journal of Economics and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Her main research interest is experimental economics, applied to the study of cooperation in repeated social dilemmas, industrial organization and learning.

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emanuelacarbonara Emanuela Carbonara is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna. She obtained a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 1999. Moreover, she was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Oxford and the Johns Hopkins University. She has published on economic analysis of contracts and regulation. Her main research interests are the law and economics of contracts and market regulation.

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marcocasari Marco Casari is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bologna. He earned a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, USA, in 2002. His main areas of interest are institutional economics, experimental economics, and environmental economics. He has held positions at Purdue University, Autonoma University of Barcelona and Ohio State University. He has published in several journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review, PNAS, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic History, Games and Economic Behavior.

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2016 10 08 23.44.28 Alberto De Pra is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna School of Economics, where he teaches Commercial Law and Competition Law . He also teaches European Competition Law at the European Doctorate in Law&Economics (EDLE). Furthermore, he taught Company Law at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna. After graduating from the University of Bologna Faculty of Law, he earned a Ph.D. degree in Law & Economics from Siena University.  Author of numerous articles on corporate, financial markets, banking and antitrust law published in Italian law reviews, his main fields of interest are the international merger control and related parties transactions in banking. He has been visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), Faculty of Law, and research fellow at the European University Institute of Fiesole (Firenze). He is also head of the editorial board of the law review "Giurisprudenza Commerciale" (Director: Prof. Renzo Costi) and member of the editorial board of the “RDS-Rivista di Diritto Societario Interno, Internazionale, Comunitario e Comparato”. He is a member of the Italian Bar and Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute as well as of the European Banking Institute.

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vincenzodenicolo Vincenzo Denicolò is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna and research fellow at CEPR. His main field of research is the theory of industrial organization, with a special focus on competition policy and the economics of innovation and intellectual property rights. He has published more than 50 articles in refereed journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Currently he is a co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, a member of the Academic Panel at the UK Competition and Market Authority, and a member of the Economic Advisory Board for Competition Policy at the European Commission.

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FotoGiovagnoli Alessandra Giovagnoli now retired, was Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Economics of Bologna University up to 2010. She graduated  from the University of Rome and later obtained an M.Phil. in Algebra and an M.Sc. in Statistics, both from the University of London. Her main research area is Design of Experiments, in particular sequential experiments. She has authored and co-authored two books and a large number of scientific publications in leading international statistical journals on this topic. In 2011 and again in 2015 she was an invited visitor of the Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge (UK). She has also been actively involved in several bio-medical and technological applications of statistics.

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marcolamandini Marco Lamandini is Professor of Corporate and Capital Markets Law at the University of Bologna. He also sits in the Board of Appeal of the European System of Financial Supervisors (ESFS) and in the Appeal Panel of the Single Resolution Board (SRB). He is a member of the EC Informal Group of Company Law Experts (ICLEG), a Vice-Chair of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute (EBI-Frankfurt) and an Academic Member of the European Capital Market Institute (ECMI/CEPS-Brussels). His publications include the books EU Financial Law. An Introduction (with D. Ramos Munoz: Wolters Kluwer, 2016); Depicting the limits of ECB Mandates (with D. Ramo Munoz and J. Solana; Banca d’Italia: Rome, 2015), Struttura finanziaria e governo nelle società di capitali (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2001), Le concentrazioni bancarie (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1998), Il controllo (Milano: Giuffré, 1995). He lives in Bologna with Vesna and Tancredi.

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francescoparisi Francesco Parisi is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota School of Law. He is Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review (Chicago University Press) and Co-Director of the Program in Economics and the Law at the J.M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. Professor Parisi received his D.Jur. degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", an LL.M. and a J.S.D. and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D in Economics from George Mason University. Professor Parisi is a member of the board of editors of the International Review of Law and Economics, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the Social Sciences Research Network.

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alessandropomelli Alessandro Pomelli is research assistant professor at the University of Bologna Faculty of Economics, where he teaches business law. After graduating with honours from the University of Bologna Faculty of Law in 2000, he earned a Ph.D. degree in corporate law from Bocconi University in 2004 and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2006 together with the academic title of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also teaches courses in basic concepts of law and economics, comparative law and economics, corporation law and economics and corporate governance on the EMLE and EDLE programmes, the course in international mergers and acquisitions on the Loyola Law School and University of Bologna international LL.M. programme as well as he holds lectures on corporate law in the postgraduate program of the School of Specialisation in Legal Professions in Bologna. Author of numerous articles on corporate and takeover laws and securities regulation published in Italian law reviews, his main field of interest is the law and economics of corporations and capital markets.

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santarelli Enrico Santarelli is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. From 2003 to 2009 he was Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group) in Jena and in 2010 served as Senior scientist (GH40) at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) of the European Commission. He was also Visiting professor in several universities across the globe, including Stanford, Berkeley, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Sussex and Maastricht. He received a Ph.D. in science and technology policy from University of Sussex. From 2004 to 2010 Professor Santarelli was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). His main research line is the economic analysis of entrepreneurship, firm growth and innovation. Professor Santarelli published in a wide range of journals indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Review of Industrial Organization.

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paolovanin Paolo Vanin is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in 2007, worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Padova until 2008 and was Visiting Professor at UTDT and UDESA in Buenos Aires and at FU in Berlin. His research includes theoretical and empirical investigations in the areas of crime economics (on social and moral enforcement of law, economic roots and political consequences of organized crime and terrorism), political economy (on information transparency, historical and political roots of development), and social economics (on social capital, social interactions, moral values, substance use and abuse). He has published in several economic journals including the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics.
 

The EDLE Faculty Rotterdam

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Managing Director and Rotterdam Director

Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure LL.M. is Professor of Comparative Private Law and Economics. Michael studied law at the University of Antwerp (1982) and criminology at the University of Ghent (1983). He obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School (1984) and a doctor iuris from the Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg im Breisgau. Michael first was a lecturer and then a senior lecturer at the Department of Criminal Law of the Law Faculty of Leiden University (1988-1999). He became academic director of the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO) and professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University in September 1991. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Comparative Private Law & Economics at the ESL in Rotterdam. He still holds both positions today. In addition, Michael is academic director of the IUS Commune Research School. Since 1982 he is attorney at the Antwerp Bar. In 2011 he has been elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Science (KNAW). Michael Faure teaches Environmental Law and Economics and European Law and Economics. Michael Faure publishes in the areas of environmental (criminal) law, tort and insurance and economic analysis of (accident) law. He is the managing director of the European Doctorate programme in Law and Economics (EDLE) and director of the RILE.

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Faculty

 

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Prof. Dr. Roger Van den Bergh is Professor of Law and Economics. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the University of Antwerp and a professor at the Universities of Utrecht and Hamburg. Roger was a visiting professor at many universities. Including Aix-en-Provence, Oslo, Moscow, LUISS Guido Carli Rome, Haifa, Bologna and New York. From 1987 until 2001 he was the President of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE). From 2000 until 2005 Roger was the Director of the European Master programme in Law and Economics (EMLE). From 2004 on Roger has been the Erasmus Mundus Coordinator of the EMLE programme. Roger teaches courses on Competition Law and Economics and Comparative Law and Economics. Roger’s publications cover a wide range of topics in Law and Economics. He published extensively in both books and leading scientific journals on Competition Law and Economics, European Law and Economics, Tort Law and Insurance, and Harmonisation of Laws. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including the American Review of Law and Economics and the Journal of Consumer Policy.

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Dr. P.T. M. Desmet Dr. P.T. M. Desmet Starting February 2011, Pieter Desmet has joined RILE and the BACT research programme. Pieter has a background in Economics (BA, University of Antwerp), in Experimental Psychology (MA, Catholic University of Leuven) and obtained a PhD from Rotterdam School of Management. He defended his PhD thesis on the psychology of financial compensations in 2011. Pieter is currently Associate Professor in Behavioural Law and Economics and conducts fundamental and applied behavioural research on decision-making in a variety of domains, including the decision making of victims, perpetrators and judges, as well as behavioural ethics and managerial and consumer decision making.

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marcofabbri Dr. Marco Fabbri is a post-doctoral researcher affiliated to the Behavioural Approach for Contract and Tort at the Institute of Private Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam since November 2014. In his research, Marco applies methodologies of Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics and Microeconometrics to investigate a wide range of topics connected to Law and Economics. In December 2014, Marco obtained a PhD cum Laude at the European Doctorate in Law and Economics program (Universities of Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam, advisors Prof. Francesco Parisi and Prof. Louis Visscher). His thesis discusses ethical and philosophical aspects and provides a series of innovative contributions to the field Behavioral Public Policymaking. Marco holds also a M.Sc. in Economics LMEC at University of Bologna (2011, cum Laude), a B.Sc. in Law and Economics at University of Bologna (2009, cum Laude) and a B.A. in Philosophy at University ofTrento (2006, cum Laude). Marco has been a visiting student at University Nova of Lisbon (2008), University of California Santa Cruz (2010\2011), University of California Berkeley (2014). He published his research in international journals like Intertax and the International Review of Law and Economics. Before starting his career as a Law and Economics student, Marco was for several years a professional volleyball player and he took part to over 100 matches with the Youth Italian National Volleyball Team.

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Heine is Professor of Law and Economics at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam.

Heine has ample experience in teaching European economic policy at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level. His research areas are European economic policy (especially state aid control and federalism), law and economics, and management, and he is one of the few scholars worldwide to work on the intersection of these three research domains. His research is recognised by an international audience through presentations at numerous international conferences and publishing in leading journals in the respective fields.
He taught and did research at the Philipps-University, the Ruhr-University (Bochum), the Free-University (Berlin) and the UMIT (Vienna). He was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Law School (USA), at the Law School of the University of Bergen (Norway) and at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Friedrich Schiller University Jean (Germany).
He is a member of the German Economic Association (Verein fuer Socialpolitik, member of the Council on Economic Systems and Institutional Economics) and he is a member of the Walter-Eucken Institute in Freiburg (Germany). He has published in journals as the Strategic Management Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, European Business and Organization Law Review, European Competition Law Review, Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law and the Columbia Journal of European Law. He has contributed to numerous books and was the editor of two books.

 

Klaus Heine was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair of Economic Analysis of European Law in June 2012. In the academic community, the Jean Monnet label is recognised as a sign of excellence. It was established by the European Commission as an initiative to promote teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies in higher education institutions.

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Elena Kantorowicz Reznichenko Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Rezenichenko is Professor is a researcher at RILE, a lecturer in the European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE) of the course “Public Law and Economics”, and the EDLE academic coordinator. She holds two bachelor degrees in law and psychology from the University of Haifa; two master degrees: LL.M. from the University of Haifa and the degree of European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE, cum laude) from the University of Hamburg, University of Ghent and University of Vienna. She obtained her PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg (summa cum laude) and University of Bologna. Elena is also a qualified attorney in Israel and has worked in the past as a criminal prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Israel. Elena’s main research interests are criminal law and economics, behavioural and experimental law and economics. She publishes her research in international journals and was invited to give lectures in Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany, and the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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Jonathan Klick

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Klick (1975), Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is part-time appointed at the Erasmus Chair of Empirical Legal Studies at Erasmus School of Law. Jonathan Klick is both a lawyer and an economist, and he specialises in empirical Law and Economics. He will develop new focus areas of empirical research and has a special interest in areas such as corporate governance and tort law.

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SharonOded Prof. Dr. Sharon Oded is a Professor of Law Enforcement and Corporate Compliance at Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. In 2012 Sharon defended his PhD thesis, which focused on Corporate Proactive Compliance. Sharon was awarded with a PhD cum laude. Additionally, Sharon was awarded with the annual Elly Rood Prize for the best PhD research, for what the Executive Board of the Erasmus School of Law found an exceptional, path-breaking study in the field of enforcement and compliance. Sharon has graduated cum laude in the European Master programme of Law and Economics (EMLE). He also holds an LL.M (cum laude) in commercial law from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and an LL.B (cum laude) from ‘Sha’arei Mishpat’ College of Law, Israel. Sharon is the author of the book ‘Corporate Compliance: new approaches to regulatory enforcement.’ Sharon publishes in leading academic journals and is a frequent speaker at compliance and enforcement forums. Sharon is also a Senior Associate at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s Regulatory and Criminal Enforcement practice group. He specialises in internal investigations and regulatory compliance. Sharon regularly assists multinational corporations in establishing global compliance programs and handling regulatory and criminal investigations on a global scale.

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emle Prof. Dr. Alessio M. Pacces is Professor of Law and Finance at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to entering academia, he worked at the research department of the Bank of Italy and at the Italian Securities Authority (Consob). Since 2009, he has been Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Since 2014, he has been Director of the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE).Alessio’s research focuses on the economic analysis of corporate law and financial regulation. On these topics, he published books and chapters with houses such as Elgar, Routledge, and Oxford University Press, as well as articles in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, American Business Law Journal, and International Review of Law and Economics, among others. He has been invited to speak by several policy institutions, such as among others the OECD, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission. He has held several visiting appointments, including among others at Berkeley Law School and Columbia Law School.

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Niels Philipsen

Prof. Dr. Niels Philipsen studied Economics (with a specialization in competition policy) at Maastricht University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree on the thesis "Regulation of and by pharmacists in the Netherlands and Belgium: An economic approach" at the UM Faculty of Law. Philipsen is Senior Researcher and Associate Professor in Law and Economics at the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), where he is also Vice-Director.

 

Philipsen conducted research for inter alia the European Commission, OECD, several Dutch ministries and the International Bar Association. He also worked as temporary agent for the European Commission (DG Competition), and was a visiting researcher at Peking University and the University of Illinois. From January 2013 until April 2016 he was a member of the FP7 Collaborative Project EFFACE (EU action to fight environmental crime).  Since September 2014 he is project manager of the ITN project TRANSMIC (Transnational Migration, Citizenship and the Circulation of Rights and Responsibilities). In July 2016 he was appointed extraordinary Professor of Shifts in Private and Public Regulation at the Erasmus School of Law; and in November 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor of the School of Law and Economics at the China University of Political Science and Law. Philipsen wrote several books and articles.

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Chris Reinders Folmer

Dr. Chris Reinders Folmer is a post-doctoral researcher at the research program Behavioural Approach for Contract and Tort, affiliated with the Rotterdam Institute of Private Law and the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. His background is in social and economical psychology (PhD 2008, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). His research integrates psychological, legal and economic perspectives to empirically test the assumptions that underlie legal practice and policy making, identify possible discrepancies, and develop alternatives informed by these perspectives. Key research topics include 1) the remedial effectiveness of reparations in private law, focusing particularly on the value of apology; 2) misperceptions between legal actors on their litigation goals, and how these are shaped by the demands of their role; and 3) impact of litigation process and outcomes beyond the courtroom. More generally, his research interests include trust, decision making, social dilemmas, ethics, and reputation.

 

His future research aims to link these topics to the broader question of reducing unemployment, particularly in the case of disability, to understand how policy and litigation outcomes may contribute to people’s (re)employment following workplace accidents.

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annsophievandenberghe Dr. Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe is Associate Professor of Law and Economics. She holds a law degree (Ghent University, Belgium, 1996), an educational degree (Ghent University, Belgium, 1996), a degree of European Master in Law and Economics (1997) and a PhD (Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2004). She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (New York, USA, fall 2007) and a visiting professor at National Law School of India University (Bangalore,summer 2008). She is a member of the Economic Impact Group of the Common Principles of European Contract Law. She specializes in the field of comparative and behavioural law and economics of contracts, especially employment and consumer contracts.

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louis visscher Prof. Dr. Louis Visscher, LL.Mis Professor of Legal Economic Analysis of Tort & Damages at the Erasmus School of Law. He studied both economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1993) and law (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1994, with honours). He holds a PhD (2005) from the same university. Louis teaches the course Economic Analysis of Torts and Insurance in the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE). He supervises various PhD candidates in the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). He provides guest lectures on the economic analysis of law in general, and game theory, employers liability and pain and suffering damages specifically. Louis’ research interests lie in the economic analysis of private law, with a focus on tort law and the law of damages. Louis is the coordinator of the ‘mr.drs.-programma voor economie en rechten’, a six-year study programme at the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam with which talented and motivated students can graduate in both Economics and Law (master’s level). Furthermore, Louis is vice-director of the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE).

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