Research Programmes
Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort


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Erasmus School of Law

Participants of Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort: Relevance for Policymaking

Prof.em. R.J. Van den Bergh
Prof. K. Broekhuizen
Dr P.T.M. Desmet
Prof. C.W. Engel
Prof. L. Enneking
Prof. M.G. Faure
Prof. P.H. Frances
Prof. M. de Jong
Dr M.R. Hebly
Prof. K. Heine
Dr J. Hoevenaars
Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
DR B. Kas
Prof. J.M. Klick
Prof. X.E. Kramer
Prof. P.C. Leyens
Prof. S.D. Lindenberg
Prof. P. Mascini

Dr. B.F.H. Nieuwesteeg
Mr C. van Noortwijk
Prof. S. Oded
Dr A. Ontanu
Prof. J.J. Rachlinski
Prof. N.J. Philipsen
Prof. H.N. Schelhaas
Prof. M.W. Scheltema
Prof. C.A. Schwarz
Dr K. Swinnen
Dr E. Themeli
Dr I. Tillema
Dr A.M.I.B. Vandenberghe
Prof. L.T. Visscher
Dr Franziska Weber
Dr R. Westrik

PhD students

Georgia Antonopoulou
International Commercial Courts. A study on the London Commercial Court, the Netherlands Commercial Court and the German Chambers for International Commercial Disputes

Paul Aubrecht
The Arbitrability of Tort Claims: A comparative Law and Economics analysis

Cintia Bezerra de Melo Pereira Nunes
Administered Contracts for Petroleum Extraction in Brazil

Lucas Chacha
Analysing Brazilian Anti-Corruption Enforcements

Yong-Fu Chang
Constitutional Environmental Protection and Its Implementation: A Law and Economics analysis

Jan Essink
A Law and Economics Analysis on the effectiveness of the EU Agenda on Migration

Emma van Gelder
Online dispute resolution (ODR) against the background of access to justice

Martin Holderied
Interest Theories on the Regulation of Sharing Economy Markers

Melissa de Groot
Challenges at the Interface of Civil Liability Law and the Public Health Care System

Mrinmayi Katdare
Precautionary Principle: How does political discretion influence its implementation?

Anna Kovacs
Framing and Acceptance: An analysis of international climate change agreements

Shu Li
Law and Economic Analysis of 3D Printing: Perspectives from Product Safety

Eduardo Martino
Law & Economics of Bail-in and the CG of Banks

Sarah van Os
Diversity in Justice? A Comparative, Interdisciplinary and Empirical Study into Legal Culture

Priskila P. Penasthika
The challenges in applying choice of law clauses in international commercial contracts: The study of Indonesia

Kuang-Jung Peng
Law and Economic Analysis of Financial Technology

Alberto Quintavalla
Water: Conceptualisations, Regulatory Approaches and Scrutinising EU Water Law

Renny Reyes Reyes
Better Regulation in Latin American Countries: A tool for accountability?

Joé Rieff
Increased Fiscal Coordination between European Member States: A necessity to further market integration?

Femke Ruitenbeek-Bart
But what about the tortfeasor? Understanding the missing link in the relational restoration of personal injury victims

Shashank Sharma
Essays on Antitrust Analysis of Multi-sided Platforms

Heleen Tiemersma
The potential of the financial sector to contribute to realizing human rights; how can financial institutions expand and exercise their leverage on corporate clients and business partners?

Melanie Theisinger
Institutional Inertia and Changing Regulatory Preferences in Trade and Investment Regimes

Hilde Verweij-Hoogendijk
Interfamilial immunity to liability?

Josje de Vogel
Private services-based mobility and Consumer Protection

Liam Wells
Risk, Cultural Cognition, and the Regulation of Pharmaceuticals: Further explaining differences in regulation across the United States and the European Union using culture theory

Nan Yu
Mandatory Dividend Regulations in the Stock Market: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis

External PhD students

EDLE with Bologna, Haifa, Hamburg or Rennes as home university

  • Mulugeta Asefa Bogale, Labor Regulation, Informality and Economic Growth in SSA: An Empirical Analysis
  • Danny BlausteinCorporate Governance of Start-ups
  • Kan-Hsueh ChiangDoes Information Cost Lead to Medical Moral Hazard? - Evidence from Taiwan National Health Insurance
  • Salvini DattaEx Ante Regulation and Ex Post Liability in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Maria Carolina De Campos, At the Intersection of Behavioural Economics, Nudging and Regulation: Rethinking the process of nudge design for regulation
  • Chiara Natalie Focacci, Essays on Active Labour Market Policies
  • Ayman Fouda, The Diffusion of Innovation in Healthcare: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives 
  • Elena GhibelliniBank Crisis Resolution Rules: What impact on the structure of the EU banket market?
  • Damiano GiacomettiEssays on the Law and Economics of Credence Goods Markets
  • Laurenz GoldhahnThe Effects of Regulating Executive Compensation on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ciçek GürkanThe Role of Banks for Corporate Governance
  • Jian JiangVulnerabilities, Cybersecurity and the Role of Law & Regulation herein
  • Francesca Leucci, Law and Economics of Environmental Damage Assessment
  • Ekaterine LomtatidzeConstitutionalizing Social Rights: Public Choice Analysis
  • Eman Muhammad Rashwan, The Nexus between Transitional Justice and Constitutional Change in Post-Revolution Systems
  • Evangelia NissiotiThe Economic analysis of 52/2008/EC Directive on Mediation: Towards a Time and Cost-Effective Redress System
  • Carlos Riquelme Ruz, Equalities and Inequalities in Sovereign Debt Restructuring. A Law and Economics perspective
  • Maria Pia SaccoThe Role of Intermediaries in International Corporate Bribery – Efficient Liability Standards from A Law and Economics Perspective 
  • Alessandro Venti, Payment for Forest Ecosystem Services, Environmental Quality and Climate Change
  • Denard Veshi, The European Management of Refugees' Movement
  • Federico WesselhoefftProject Finance Contracts Law and Economics
  • Antonella Zarra, The Regulatory Implications of Algorithms: A Law and Economics perspective
  • Karol Zdybel, Survival of Informal Law

PhD students from the China Law Centre

Xun (Sarah) Xiao
Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in China

Wanli Ma
Whither Domestic Courts? The Observation, Evaluation and Reformation of Their Involvement in International Investment Dispute Settlement

Anran Zhang
The Legal Status of Controlled Entities in International Investment Arbitration

Jinyue Zhang
Shadow Banking Activities Related to Collective Investment Schemes and their Systemic Risks

Yayi Zhang
Non-public Bribery, Public Enforcement: A Comparative Study of Commercial Bribery among China, the United Kingdom and the United States

External PhDs

Tristan Kik
Competition Law in the Data Economy

Philipp Kirst
Implications of Directive 2014/104/EU on Leniency Incentives, the Calculation of Fines and Contribution Claims: A Law and Economics Analysis