Erasmus Graduate School of Law

PhD Projects

Civil Law

  • Dang Hongwei
    Reforming the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System from the Perspective of Sustainable Development
    Promotores: Prof. M. Scheltema & Prof. Y. Li

  • Chen Yihua
    Third-party Funding in International Arbitration
    Promotores: Prof. G. Meijer & Prof. F. de Ly

  • Emma van Gelder
    Digitalisation of Civil Procedure (ODR)
    Supervisor: Prof. X.E. Kramer

  • Georgia Antonopoulou
    International Commercial Courts in Europe
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. E. Bauw

  • Priskila Penasthika
    The Challenges in Applying Choice of Law Clause in International Commercial Contracts: Indonesia as an Illustrative Case Study
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. W.G. Werner

  • Marta Kolacz
    Cargo bundling – horizontal cooperation between SMEs for joint transportation
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. Frank Smeele

  • Aster Schreuder
    The weight of the qualities of parties: norm or fact?
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Femke Ruitenbeek
    Understanding the missing link in the relational restoration of personal injury victims
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Evelien Engelhard
    Improvement initiatives to the personal injury process in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United States and England & Wales – a search for success factors
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Sarah van Os
    Diversity in Justice? – A comparative, Interdisciplinary and Empirical Study into Legal Culture
    Promotores: Supervisors: Prof. H.N. Schelhaas & Dr P.T.M. Desmet & Dr C.P. Reinders Folmer

  • Heleen Tiemersma
    Fostering Business Respect for Human Rights through Finance; addressing the role of Financial Institutions in preventing company-community conflict in the extractive industries
    Promotor: Prof. M. Scheltema

  • Melissa de Groot
    Compensation for costs of care: challenges at the interface of civil liability law and the public health care system

    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas
  • Joost Stam
    De bestuurdersaansprakelijkheidsverzekering (Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance)

    Promotor: N. van Tiggele - van der Velde
  • Hilde Verweij-Hoogendijk
    Interfamilial Immunity to Liability? The Role of Tort Law and Insurance in Family Relationships

    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas
  • Maikel Samsom
    Het recht op privacy en schadevergoeding
    Promotor: Prof. Lindenbergh

Commercial, Financial, and Company Law

  • Du Du
    A Comparative Study of Laws concerning Foreign Takeover Bids: China and the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. C.A. Schwarz & Prof. Y. Li

  • Fu Qiqi
    Minority Shareholder Protection in Chinese Listed Companies: A Comparative Study with the US and the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. M.J. van Ginneken & Prof. Y. Li

  • Liu Shuo
    Certain Private Law Issues Relating to Shipbuilding: a Comparative Study of English Law and Chinese Law
    Promotor:  Prof. F. Smeele

  • Ji Yuhan
    Recognition of Foreign Maritime Judgements
    Promotores: Prof. F. Smeele & Prof. Y. Li

  • Titiaan Keijzer
    Dual Class Stock at Dutch Listed Companies
    Promotores: Prof. H. Vletter- van Dort & Prof. Maarten Kroeze

  • R. de Doelder
    Preventing Money Laundering by Banks
    Promotores: Prof. H. Vletter - van Dort & Prof. K.W.H. Broekhuizen

  • Jeroen A. Terstegge
    Limitation of management authority of managing directors of public and private limited liability companies
    Promotores: Prof. B.F. Assink & Prof. L. Timmerman

  • S.B. Garcia Nelen
    Conflicten tussen bestuursbevoegdheden en aandeelhoudersrechten, in het bijzonder bij onderwerpen die raken aan de strategie van de beursvennootschap
    Promotores Prof. C.A. Schwarz  & Prof. B.F. Assink

  • Roy Heesakkers
    Towards a More Inclusive Corporate Law: Accounting for Non-Contractual Stakeholders of Corporation
    Promotor: Supervisor: Prof. M.A. Verbrugh

  • Fiona Unz
    Consumer protection in a disruptive society: A survival guide
    Promotores: Dr W. Verheyen & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Josje de Vogel
    Sustainable Mobility and Consumer Protection
    Promotores: Dr W. Verheyen & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Michelle de Vries
    The role and position from the loss adjuster according to Dutch law
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. M. van Tiggele-van der Velde

  • Warren de Waegh
    Sinking in an ocean of debts: maritime insolvencies in the EU

    Promotor: Prof. F. Smeele
  • Mathijs Giltjes
    High frequency trading form a market-abuse perspective. An interdisciplinary research into the potential detrimental effects of high frequency trading
    Promotores: Prof. K.W.H. Broekhuizen & Dr A.C.W. Pijls

Constitutional Law

  • Marlies Blesgraaf
    Regulation, regulatory burden and room for guidance in education
    Promotores: Prof. P.W.A. Huisman & Prof. M.T.A.B. Laemers

  • Radwan Eshkita
    Data protection laws in the Middle East

    Promotores: Prof. E. Stamhuis & Prof.dr. K. Heine
  • Angela Jans
    Strafrechtelijke ministeriele verantwoordelijkheid
    Promotores: Prof. R. de Lange & Prof. P.A.M. Mevis


  • Mieke Kox
    Borders and Justice. Unauthorised migrants’ understandings of internal border regimes
    Promotor: Prof. R. Staring

  • Marilena Drymioti
    The Greek ‘polis’ under attack: unravelling top-down and bottom-up political violence in times of crisis
    Promotor: Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Léa Masse
    Becoming radical: a phenomenological and transnational examination of youth’s Islamic radicalisation in Western countries
    Promotores: R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Eleonora Di Molfetta
    Sentencing decision-making processes for immigrants with a vulnerable legal status in Italy
    Promotores: Prof. R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Teun van Ruitenburg
    Raising Barriers towards Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: An empirical study on the approach of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. H.G. van de Bunt  & Dr W.J. Verhoeven

  • Timo Peeters
    In the thick of struggles: violence, seclusion and social suffering in Guatemala City
    Promotor: Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Irma Cleven
    Effectiveness and enforcement of penal protection orders in the pre-sentencing phase
    Promotores: Dr T. Fischer & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Anna Merz
    From CEO to criminal? Uncovering peer-group disapproval of white-collar crime within business communities
    Promotores: Prof. R. van Swaaningen & Dr C.G. van Wingerde

  • Ruben Timmerman
    Irregular migrant workers within Dutch informal economies: The intersection between human trafficking and immigration control
    Promotores: Prof. R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen


  • Gwendolyn Geuze
    An Analysis of the Perceptions and Effects of Alternatives to Detention in the Dutch Juvenile Justice System.
    Promotores: Prof. F. Weerman & Dr. T. Fischer


  • Amr Marzouk
    Experimental authoritarianism: how illiberal regimes learn to dominate cyberspace

    Promotores: Prof. R. van Swaaningen & Dr. W. van der Wagen
  • Jeroen van den Broek
    Coherence or Divergence? A Comparative Analysis of the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee
    Promotores: Prof. F. Weerman & Dr. R. Roks

Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity

  • Jiejing Shi
    The process of One Belt One Road Initiativ
    Promotor: Prof. W.M. de Jong
  • Roy Heesakkers
  • Aziza Mayar
  • Heleen Tiemersma

International and European Union Law

  • Margaux Raynaud
    The Norm against Impunity for Serious Human Rights Violations: An International Law Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. K. Henrard & Prof. E. Hey

  • Sophia Paulini
    The Precautionary Principle in the EU's Trade Agreements
    Promotor: Prof. A. Arcuri

  • Nathan de Arriba-Sellier
    The European System of Financial Supervision under the home state supervision principle
    Promotor: Prof. F. Amtenbrink

  • Francesco Pennesi
    The global reach of EU Financial Law
    Promotor: Prof. F. Amtenbrink

  • Elif Gül Yılmazlar
    Settling Conflicts of Human Rights through International and European (Council of Europe/ EU) Standards of Criminalization
    Promotores Prof. E. Hey & Prof. J. Temperman

  • Jolanda Andela
    Starvation as a core crime violation

    Promotores: Prof. K. Henrard & Dr. H. Cuyckens
  • Stephanie Triefus
    Regulatory Depoliticization: International Economic Law, Social Inclusion & Human Rights

    Promotores: Prof. J. Temperman & Prof. A. Arcuri
  • Aziza Mayar
    The role of International Law in Business

    Promotores: Prof. E. Hey & Prof. K.E.H. Maas
  • Monique Niesen
    International Private Law and Private Comparative Law.
    Promotores: Prof. G. Meijer & Prof. H. Ernste

  • Susann Handke
    Legality and the Bottom-up Reconstruction of the Climate Change Regime
    Promotor: Prof. E. Hey

  • Steffen van der Velde
    The EU’s legal duty to safeguard the sustainability of FDI in mineral mining in developing countries 
    Promotores: Prof. F. Amtenbrink & Dr. W. Douma

Labour and Employment Law

  • Amber Zwanenburg
    Drawing the line between business opportunities and sham arrangements in Dutch companies’ search to save on the cost of labour (ab)using the EU internal market freedom
    Promotores: Prof. J.E. Even & Prof. A.R. Houweling

  • Ilse Kersten
    De billijke vergoeding: een empirisch onderzoek naar de (aanvullende) ontslagvergoeding
    Promotores: Prof. R. Houweling & dr. P. Kruit

  • Bjorn Schouten
    Arbeidsrechtelijke schuldgradaties.
    Promotores: Prof. C.J. Loonstra & Prof. A.R Houweling

Law and Health Care

  • Lujia Sun
    A Legal Study on Mobile Health: Implications for China
    Promotor: Prof. M. Buijsen

Law and Economics

  • Paul Daniel Aubrecht
    The Arbitrability of Tort Claims: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. L.T. Visscher & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Danny Blaustein
    Corporate Governance of Start-ups
    Promotores: Dr A. Pomelli, Prof. L. Bottazzi & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Mulugeta Bogale
    Labor Regulation, Informality and Economic Growth in SSA: An Empirical Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. H.B. Schaefer & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Lucas Chacha
    Analysing Brazilian Anti-Corruption Enforcements
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oded & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Yong-Fu Chang
    Constitutional Environmental Protection and Its Implementation: A Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. N.J. Philipsen

  • Kan-Hsueh Chiang
    Does Information Cost Lead to Medical Moral Hazard? --Evidence from Taiwan National Health Insurance
    Promotores: Prof. E. Salzberger & Prof. L.T. Visscher & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Salvini Datta
    Ex Ante Regulation and Ex Post Liability in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Promotores: Prof. V. Denicolò & Prof. R.J. Van den Bergh

  • Maria De Campos
    At the Intersection of Behavioural Economics, Nudging and Regulation: Rethinking the process of nudge design for regulation

    Promotores: Prof. K. Heine & Dr F. Weber
  • Jan Essink
    A Law and Economics Analysis on the effectiveness of the EU Agenda on Migration
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko & Prof. P. Vanin

  • Chiara Focacci
    Essays on Active Labour Market Policies
    Promotores: Prof. E. Santarelli & Dr F. Fauri & Dr A.M.I.B. Vandenberghe

  • Ayman Fouda
    The Diffusion of Innovation in Healthcare: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives
    Promotores: Prof. G. Fiorentini & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Elena Ghibellini
    Bank Crises Resolution Rules: What Impact on the Structure of the EU Banking Market?
    Promotores: Prof. M. Lamandini & Prof. A.M. Pacces

  • Damiano Giacometti
    Essays on the Law and Economics of Credence Goods Markets
    Promotores: Prof. M. Casari & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Laurenz Goldhahn
    The Effect of Regulating Executive Compensation on Corporate Social Responsibility
    Promotores: Prof. W.G. Ringe & Dr A. Pomelli & Prof. S. Oded

  • Çiçek Gürkan
    The Role of Banks for Corporate Governance
    Promotores: Prof. P.C. Leyens & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Martin Holderied
    Interest Theories on the Regulation of Sharing Economy Markets
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Jian Jiang
    Vulnerability, Cybersecurity, and the Rule of Law and Regulation herein
    Promotores: Prof. E. Salzberger & Prof. N.J. Philipsen

  • Mrinmayi Katdare
    Precautionary Principle: How does political discretion influence its implementation?
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Tristan Kik
    Competition Law in the Data Economy
    Promotores: Prof. N.J. Philipsen & Prof. L.T. Visscher
  • Philipp Kirst
    Implications of the Damages Directive on Leniency Incentives, the Calculation of Fines and Contribution Claims: A Law and Economics analysis
    Promotores: Prof. R.J. Van den Bergh & Prof. L.T. Visscher

  • Anna Kovács
    Framing and stakeholder support for climate change instruments
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Francesca Leucci
    Law and Economics of Environmental Damage Assessment
    Promotores: Prof. L.A. Franzoni & Prof. M.G. Faure
  • Ekaterine Lomtatidze
    Constitutionalizing Social Rights: Public choice analysis
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oeter & Prof. K. Heine

  • Wanli Ma
    Whither Domestic Courts? The Observation, Evaluation and Reformation of Domestic Courts’ Involvement in International Investment Dispute Settlement
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. Y. Li

  • Edoardo Martino
    Bank Governance and the Bail-in in the EU: A Law & Finance analysis on the role of bail-inable creditors
    Promotores: Prof. A.M. Pacces & Prof. W.G. Ringe

  • Eman Muhammad Rashwan
    The Nexus between Transitional Justice and Constitutional Change in Post-Revolution Systems
    Promotores: Prof. S. Voigt & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Evangelia Nissioti
    The Economic Analysis of 52/2008/EC Directive on Mediation: Towards a time and cost-effective redress system
    Promotores: Prof. R. Bork, Prof. L.T. Visscher & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

  • Cintia Nunes
    Administered Contracts for Petroleum Extraction in Brazil
    Promotores: Prof. K. Heine & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Kuan-Jung Peng
    Law and Economic Analysis of Financial Technology
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oded & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Alberto Quintavalla
    Water: Conceptualisations, Regulatory Approaches and Scrutinising EU Water Law
    Promotores: Prof. K. Heine & Prof. E. Hey

  • Renny Reyes
    Better Regulation in Latin American Countries: A tool for accountability?
    Promotores: Prof. A.M. Pacces & Dr A. Renda

  • Joé Rieff
    Increased Fiscal Coordination between European Member States: A necessity to further market integration?
    Promotores: Prof. R. Van den Bergh & Prof. K. Heine

  • Carlos Riquelme Ruz
    Equalities and inequalities in sovereign debt restructuring. A law and economics perspective
    Promotores: Prof. A. van Aaken & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Alexandre Ruggieri Kosbiau
    Positive Financial Regulation through Behavioural Law and Economics
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Maria Pia Sacco
    The Role of Intermediaries in International Corporate Bribery – Efficient liability standards from a Law and Economics perspective
    Promotores: Prof. P. Vanin, Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. S. Oded

  • Shashank Sharma
    Essays on Antitrust Analysis of Multi-sided Platforms
    Promotores: Prof. N.J. Philipsen & Prof. S. Oded
  • Alessandro Venti
    Payment for Forest Ecosystem Services, Environmental Quality and Climate Change
    Promotores: Prof. A. Tavoni & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Denard Veshi
    Refugee Flow: a law and economics approach
    Promotores: Prof. E. Salzberger & Prof. M.G. Faure
  • 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
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko & Prof. L.A. Franzoni
  • Federico Wesselhoefft
    Project Finance Contracts Law and Economics
    Promotores: Prof. P.C. Leyens & Prof. M.G. Faure
  • Nan Yu
    Mandatory Dividend Regulations in the Stock Market: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. G.D. Xu

  • Antonella Zarra
    The Law and Economics of Artificial Intelligence

    Promotores: Prof. W.G. Ringe and Prof. S. Oded
  • Karol Zdybel
    An Economic Analysis of Parallel Justice
    Promotores: Prof. S. Voigt and Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Anran Zhang
    Knocking on Arbitrators’ Doors: Legal standing of controlled entities in investment treaty arbitration
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. Y. Li

  • Jinyue Zhang
    Externalities Generated by Shadow Banking Activities in the Collective Investment Schemes Market and the Regulatory Response
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. G.D. Xu

  • Yayi Zhang
    Anti-foreign Bribery Law Enforcement: Lessons from the United States for China
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oded & Prof. Y. Li

Sociology, Theory and Methodology

  • Maurits Helmich
    On the Role of ‘Politics’ in Adjudication: A Conceptual-Taxonomical Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Dr Lonneke van der Poort

  • Lester Chen
    The Concept of Toleration and its paradoxes
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Dr T.M. de Waal

  • Merel van de Poel
    Reconceptualizing the public-private law divide. A philosophical approach

    Promotores: Prof. H.S. Taekema & Dr. G. van Oenen
  • Ruth Mampuys
    Governance of contested technologies; from controversies to decision making
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Prof. F. Brom

  • Ruud van de Meerakker
    Promotores: Prof. S. Taekema & Prof. K. Broekhuizen

Tax Law

  • Wang Jie
    Study on Formulary Apportionment
    Promotores: Prof. A. de Graaf & Prof. M. de Wilde

  • Oleksiy Shmatko
    Risk Assessment for the Transfer Pricing Purposes
    Promotor: Prof. A. de Graaf

Trade, Company & Financial Law

  • Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht
    Promotor: Prof. T. Cohen Jehoram

  • Samuel Garcia Nelen
    Conflicten tussen bestuursbevoegdheden en aandeelhoudersrechten, in het bijzonder bij onderwerpen die raken aan de strategie van de beursvennootschap
    Promotores: Prof. C.A. Schwarz & Prof. B.F. Assink

  • Peter van Gog
    Promotores: Prof. F. Smeele & dr. W. Verheyen

  • Stijn Lucas Haanschoten
    De bescherming van de minderheidsaandeelhouder in een joint venture op grond van artikel 2:8 BW
    Promotor: Prof. C.A. Schwarz

  • Rawa Hassan
    How does law impact risk-based approach in the financial sector? / How Basel impacts the choices that banks are making regarding the market segment based on their internal risk model.
    Promotor: Prof. H. Vletter-van Dort

  • Philippe Louis Hezer
    De informatiepositie van investeerders in Nederlandse kapitaalvennootschappen
    Promotor: Prof. C.A. Schwarz

  • Adam Pasaribu
    FinTech en het betalingsverkeer
    Promotores: Prof. H. Vletter-van Dort & Prof. K. Broekhuizen