The EDLE Faculty

    Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure

    Managing Director of the Programme and Rotterdam Director

    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.

      Prof. Dr. Luigi A. Franzoni

      Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

      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

        Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt

        Hamburg Director

        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. Dr. Luigi A. Franzoni

          Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

          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

            Prof. Elena Argentesi

            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.

              Prof. Maria Bigoni

              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.

                Prof. Emanuela Carbonara

                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.

                  Prof. Marco Casari

                  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.

                    Prof. Alberto De Pra

                    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.

                      Prof. Vincenzo Denicolò

                      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.

                        Prof. Alessandra Giovagnoli

                        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.

                            Prof. Marco Lamandini

                            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.

                              Prof. Francesco Parisi

                              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.

                                Prof. Alessandro Pomelli

                                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.

                                  Prof. Enrico 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.

                                    Prof. Paolo Vanin

                                    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.

                                      Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork

                                      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.

                                        Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt

                                        Hamburg Director

                                        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. Dr. Michael Fehling

                                          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.

                                            Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drobetz

                                            Wolfgang Drobetzis 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.

                                              Prof. Dr. Heribert Hirte

                                              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.

                                                Prof. Dr. Patrick C. Leyens

                                                Patrick C. Leyens 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.

                                                  Prof. Dr. Gerd Muehlheusser

                                                  holds a chair for “Microeconomics with a special focus on Industrial Organization” at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Hamburg University.

                                                    Prof. Dr. Markus Nöth

                                                    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.

                                                      Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter

                                                      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.

                                                        Professor Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer

                                                        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.

                                                          Jun.-Prof. Dr. Franziska Weber, LL.M.

                                                          Weber, LL.M. 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.

                                                            Prof. Dr. Wolf-Georg Ringe, M.Jur. (Oxon)

                                                            Wolf-Georg Ringe is Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg and Director at the Institute of Law & Economics. He also teaches at the University of Oxford where he is Visiting Professor on a continuous basis, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He has held visiting positions at various institutions in Europe and North America, including Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt University. He is a co-founder and editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation, which has been published by Oxford University Press since 2015. Professor Ringe has been involved in policy work with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Financial Stability Board. His current research interests are in the general areas of Law & Finance, comparative corporate governance, capital and financial markets, insolvency law and conflict of laws.

                                                              Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure

                                                              Managing Director of the Programme and Rotterdam Director

                                                              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.

                                                                Prof.em. Dr. Roger Van den Bergh

                                                                Roger Van den Bergh is Emeritus 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 until 2009 Roger was 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.

                                                                    Dr. Pieter 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.

                                                                      Prof. Dr. Klaus Heine

                                                                      Klaus Heine is Professor of Law and Economics at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam. He has ample experience in teaching European economic policy at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level. His research areas are European economic policy, law and economics, and management. In recent years he specialized in the legal embedding of digitalization. In this domain he also does policy consulting. His research is recognised by an international audience through presentations at numerous international conferences and publishing in leading journals in the respective fields. Klaus Heine was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair of Economic Analysis of European Law in June 2012. In 2019 he became the director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Digital Governance. The Centre is a joint initiative of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Bar-Ilan University and the University of Leeds. The Centre seeks for new institutional solutions for the disruptive challenges from digitalization.

                                                                        Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

                                                                        Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko is an Assistant Professor in Law and Economics, the academic coordinator of the EDLE, and a lecturer in the European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE). 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. Her research is recognized internationally through her publications in leading international peer review journals, and presentations in international conferences and guest lectures. Elena is involved in many Empirical Legal Studies projects, for which she also received different research grants, including the prestigious EUR Fellowship. Currently, she is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Erasmus Law Review and the book series Economic Analysis of Law, published by Springer Gabler.

                                                                         

                                                                          Prof. Dr. Jonathan Klick

                                                                          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.

                                                                          Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using cutting-edge econometric tools.

                                                                           

                                                                           

                                                                            Prof. Dr. Sharon Oded

                                                                            Sharon is a corporate compliance and enforcement professor at the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Rotterdam. He was formerly a research fellow at the Center for Law, Business and the Economy at the University of California, Berkeley. Sharon is also the Chairman of the Compliance Chamber, Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC), a member of the Advisory Committee to the OECD on Non-Trial Resolutions of Foreign Corruption Cases, and a steering committee member of the Cambridge Forum: The Global Compliance Officers’ Forum. 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.

                                                                            Additionally, Sharon is a regulatory, compliance and investigations partner at the Global Law Firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. His practice focuses on helping multinational corporations and financial institutions to mitigate their regulatory compliance risks and to respond to corporate incidents and crises. He advises corporations, board members and senior executives on cross-border investigations, criminal defence, regulatory compliance and related civil litigation.

                                                                              Prof. Dr. Niels Philipsen

                                                                              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).  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.

                                                                                Dr. Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe

                                                                                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.

                                                                                  Prof. Dr. Louis Visscher, LL.M.

                                                                                  Louis Visscher, LL.M. is 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 lectures on tort law in the course Economic Analysis of Private Law 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) and director of the EMLE programme.

                                                                                  The EDLE programme combines high-level theoretical research and empirical studies with policy-relevant analysis.

                                                                                  It is designed to be an influential and challenging intellectual enterprise not only for the academic world but for society at large. To close the gap between academia and society, EDLE has established various types of collaborations with public and private research institutions, governmental bodies, law firms and consulting firms, commercial enterprises and representatives of industrial groups active in the policy arena. Institutions cooperating with the EDLE are collectively referred to as Associate Members.

                                                                                  • Allen & Overy (Italy)
                                                                                  • Baker & McKenzie (Italy)
                                                                                  • Central Depository Services (India) Limited
                                                                                  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Belgium)
                                                                                  • China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing (China)
                                                                                  • College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven (Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry) (Netherlands)
                                                                                  • Deloitte Deutschland (Germany)
                                                                                  • Deutsche Bank AG (Germany)
                                                                                  • Deutsche Bundesbank, Regional Office Hamburg (Germany)
                                                                                  • Ernst & Young AG (Germany)
                                                                                  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Germany, Italy)
                                                                                  • Handelskammer Hamburg (Germany)
                                                                                  • National Law School of India University (India)
                                                                                  • Negrí-Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci Studio Legale Associato (Italy)
                                                                                  • Pavia e Ansaldo Studio Legale (Italy, Belgium)
                                                                                  • Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) (Belgium)
                                                                                  • Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten (Germany, Italy)
                                                                                  • University of Mumbai (India)University of Tel Aviv (Israel)
                                                                                  • TLS Associazione Professionale di Avvocati e Commercialisti (Italy)
                                                                                  • White & Case LLP (Germany)