Arun Kumar Kaushik
wrote his thesis on ‘A Law and Economics Analysis of Trade Secrets: Optimal Scope of Law, Misappropriation and Alternative Damages Regimes’ in 2015 and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University in Haryana, India.
“Getting admitted to the EDLE program was one of the best things that ever happened to me. In addition to the academic excellence that is the foundation of the program, the international exposure it entails is simply commendable. Having experienced the socio-economic culture of three different countries, I gained an international perspective. It helped me to analyse issues with a global perspective. It also gave me an opportunity to attend various conferences of international importance.”
wrote her thesis on ‘Behavioural economics in consumer policy’, published in the Series European Studies on Law & Economics, Intersentia, Antwerp, in 2010. Hanneke is working as a self-employed management and strategy consultant, specialising in cyber and information security issues.
“Being part of the EDLE group enables you to discuss your research with like-minded people from all over the world. Your academic skills will be broadened not only in regard to your own research topic, but in the entire field of Law & Economics. My research on the Regulation of Consumer Protection has brought me to a number of academic conferences and also to meetings at the European Commission. For me, deciding to participate in the EDLE programme was one of the best decisions I ever made. The EDLE is full of opportunities. It is up to you to take full advantage.”
defended her thesis ‘Quantifying the Economics of Medical Malpractice: A view from a civil law perspective’ on 29 November 2011 and currently holds a Post-Doc at the Professorship for Law at the ETH Zurich.
“The EDLE program has definitely changed my life. While I was doing my PhD I was able to discuss research ideas, present my work, and attend several international conferences. I was also very fortunate: being part of the EDLE gave me the opportunity to discuss with leading scholars, see the work they are doing, going to conferences and being introduced to the fascinating world of Law & Economics. Moreover, having colleagues from so many different countries is an amazing experience. This was a unique opportunity!”
successfully defended his thesis on ‘The Effectiveness of the Clean Development Mechanism – A law and economics analysis’ in 2012.
“The EDLE programme enabled me to have the freedom to research and to discuss my work with critical thinkers within and outside of the EDLE community. During the programme I was able to gain practical experience, as well as to apply this experience in a theoretical framework. EDLE provided me with the opportunity to present my research at international conferences in France, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland just to name a few. Further it gave me the chance of participating in several summer schools held by top professors in the fields of competition, regulation, international law and economics, as well as empirical methods. I am glad that I participated in the EDLE. The new structure seems even to multiply the opportunities for new students.”
wrote her thesis on ‘Cost-Effective Criminal Enforcement: A Law and Economics Approach’ in 2015 and is currently working as a researcher and lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
“Taking part in the EDLE programme gave me a great opportunity to conduct my research in the area of economic analysis of criminal law. During this programme I received a lot of support and guidance from outstanding professors and peers. It enabled me to present my ideas in different conferences to a multidisciplinary audience. This experience enriched my knowledge and understanding of this fascinating field of research.”
Ayman Fouda defended his thesis titled “Multi-Principal Agency and the Compliance with Professional Guidelines in Health Systems: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives” in 2022 and is currently working as an assistant professor (FH) at MCI | THE ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY GROUP®.
“The EDLE program enabled me to research how legal and financial tools can regulate physicians’ clinical decisions in health markets. The program allowed me to explore different academic cultures and, more importantly, to develop my empirical knowledge and skills almost from scratch. I was lucky to work, meet, and connect with some brilliant minds across the EDLE universities whose comments and remarks on my research were pivotal for my development as a researcher.”
Chih-Ching Lan defended her thesis on ‘A Law and Economic Analysis of Policy Instruments to Prevent Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Tropics’ in 2019 and is currently working as a Sustainability Project Manager at an offshore wind developer.
“The EDLE programme provided an enabling environment to strengthen my research focus and expertise in the field of Environmental Law and Economics. During the years in EDLE, not only did I receive strong guidance and support, but also there were valuable opportunities and sufficient autonomy to explore and grow as an independent researcher. I traveled to numerous European countries for conferences and seminars but also had the chance to visit places such as Jakarta and Yaoundé. The program moreover presented a broad multidisciplinary network, which was an ideal place for me to integrate and formulate sustainability research with other important adjacent field of studies. EDLE advanced my professionalism and competence that are fundamental for my subsequent career development.”
defended his thesis titled ‘An Economic Analysis of the Intellectual Property Rights of Broadcasting Organisations’ in 2019. He is currently working as a legal researcher with the University of Turin, and is an independent consultant in Intellectual Property.
“Choosing the EDLE programme was one of the best academic decisions I ever made, and opened so many new doors – both in terms of career opportunities and intellectual curiosity. The fascinating thing about Law and Economics is that since its scholarly methodology can be applied to such a wide range of topics and issues, graduate research in this field truly expands one’s portfolio and skillset no matter what niche you specialise in for your own research. During my time at EDLE, I had the opportunity to learn from so many great economists and legal experts, all while maintaining remarkable flexibility to craft my own research path. Needless to say that this is much enhanced by the multicultural and international environment of the programme, which embraces diversity and inclusion.”