Research Institutes
Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics

PhD Defences

Earlier PhD Defences

Shilpi Bhattacharya
'Competition Law and the Bounded Rationality of Firms'
PhD Defence: 23 June 2016

Yugank Goyal
'Institutions in Informal Markets'
PhD Defence: 16 June 2016

Huojun Sun
Law, Informal Institutions and Trust - An experimental perspective
PhD Defence: 14 December 2015

Sergio Rubens Mittlaender Leme de Souza
Equity, Efficiency, and Ethics in Remedies For Breach of Contract: Theory and Experimental Evidence
PhD Defence: 14 December 2015

Faiz Ur Rehman
Essays on the Law and Economics of Terrorism in Pakistan
PhD Defence: 14 December 2015

Alice Guerra
Essays on the Economic Analysis of Tort Law
PhD Defence: 8 December 2015

Ignacio Cofone
Privacy Tradeoffs in Information Technology Law
PhD Defence: 8 December 2015

Diogo Gerhard Castro de Britto
Essays on Unemployment Insurance
PhD Defence: 8 December 2015

Alessandro Romano
The Law of Torts in a Probabilistic World
PhD Defence: 7 December 2015

Hong Wei
The Determinants of China’s Compliance with WTO Rules
PhD Defence: 7 December 2015

Jaroslaw Kantorowicz
Fiscal Constitutions: An Empirical Approach
PhD Defence: 4 June 2015

Elena Reznichenko
Cost-Effective Criminal Enforcement: A Law and Economics Approach
PhD Defence: 4 June 2015

Elena Fagotto
Industry Food Safety Standards:Public and Private Interest in Food Safety
PhD Defence: 19 March 2015

Arun Kaushik
A Law and Economics Analysis of Trade Secrets: Optimal Scope of Law, Misappropriation and Alternative Damages Regimes
PhD Defence: 19 March 2015

Ana Jakovljevic
Fighting Corruption with Pyramids: A Law and Economics Approach to Combating Corruption in Post-Socialist Countries?
PhD Defence: 19 March 2015

Hadar Jabotinsky
The Structure of Financial Supervision: Consolidation or Fragmentation for Financial Regulators?
PhD Defence: 16 December 2014

Katherine Hunt
Determining the Effect of Regulation on Microfinance Institution Financial Self-Sustainability – A Cross-Country Comparison
PhD Defence: 16 December 2014

Marco Fabbri
Social Welfare and Behavioral Public Choices
PhD Defence: 16 December 2014 (cum laude)

Roy Partain
Mechanism Design for the Fiery Ice: Civil liability and regulations for the efficient governance of the environmental hazards from offshore methane hydrate operations.
PhD Defence: 16 December 2014

Penio Penev Gospodinov
The Application of European Competition Law in Arbitration Proceedings
PhD Defence: 15 December 2014

Alexandre Biard
Judges and Mass Litigation – A (Behavioural) Law & Economics Perspective
PhD Defence: 15 December 2014

Vijit Chahar
The Influence of Direct Democracy on Agency Costs: Lessons from Corporate Governance
PhD Defence: 10 October 2014

Dusko Krsmanovic
A Law and Economics Analysis of Lobbying Regulation - Towards an optimal Structure through the Cost Indicator Index
PhD Defence: 1 July 2014

Kateryna Grabovets
Organizational Design and Tort Law: A synthesis of organizational Studies and the economic Analysis of Tort Law
PhD Defence: 1 July 2014

Jingyuan Ma
Comparative Analysis of Merger Control Policy - Lessons for China
PhD Defence: 1 July 2014

Claire Leger
Sanctions and public Enforcement of insider Trading laws in Europe
PhD Defence: 30 June 2014

Paola Bertoli
Medical Malpractice in Public Healthcare Systems: An empirical Investigation of scheduled Damages
PhD Defence: 30 June 2014

Guangdong Xu
Does Law Matter for Economic Growth? A Re-examination of the 'Legal Origin' Hypothesis
PhD Defence: 30 June 2014

Philip Hanke
Regulating State Aid: Inter-jurisdictional Competition, public choice, and corporate governance
PhD Defence: 24 June 2014

Hossein Nabilou
The Law and Economics of Hedge Fund Regulation: A Comparison between the U.S. and the EU
PhD Defence: 24 June 2014

Claudio Tagliapietra
A Threshold Hypothesis of institutional Change – collective Action in the Italian Alps during the 13th – 19th centuries
PhD Defence: 2 December 2013

Deniz Akün
Banking Regulation in Turkey and Russia
PhD Defence: 24 June 2013

Malgorzata Sadowska
Committed to Reform? - Pragmatic Antitrust Enforcement in Electricity Markets
PhD Defence: 24 June 2013

Weiqiang Hu
An Economic Analysis of the Regulatory Compliance Defense
PhD Defense: 25 April 2013

Alejandra Martinez Gandara
The Law and Economics of Eco-labels
PhD Defense: 25 April 2013

Meltem Bayramli
Patent Strategies and R&D in Complex Product Industries
PhD Defence: 31 January 2013

Vaia Karapanou
Towards a Better Assessment of Pain and Suffering Damages for Personal Injuries -
A Proposal based on Quality Adjusted Life Years
PhD Defence: 31 January 2013

Franziska Weber
Towards an Optimal Mix of Public and Private Enforcement in Consumer Law - A comparative law and economics analysis of European consumer law enforcement (package travel vs. misleading advertising)
PhD Defence: 28 June 2012

Alexander Vasa
The Effectiveness of the Clean Development Mechanism - A Law and Economics Analysis
PhD Defence: 26 June 2012

Sharon Oded
Inducing Corporate Proactive Compliance: Liability Controls & Corporate Monitors
PhD Defence: 30 March 2012 (cum laude)

Olga Skripova
Civil Liability as an Enforcement Tool of Securities Underwriter Gatekeeping Duty
PhD Defence: 30 March 2012

Laarni Escresa Guillermo
Reexamining the Role of Incarceration and Stigma in Criminal Law
PhD Defence: 29 November 2011

Sofia Amaral Garcia
Quantifying the Economics of Medical Malpractice: A view from a civil law perspective
PhD Defence: 29 November 2011

Frank Fagan
Temporary versus Permanent Legislation
PhD Defence:9 June 2011

Katarina Svatikova
Economic Criteria for Criminalization; Why Do We Use Criminal Law?
PhD Defence: 15 April 2011

Firat Bilgel
The Law and Economics of Organ Procurement
PhD Defence: 14 April 2011

Andrea Renda
Law and Economics in the RIA World
PhD Defence: 7 April 2011

Rosa Castro Bernieri
Ex-Post Liability Rules in Modern Patent Law
PhD Defence: 17 September 2010

Stefano Clò
Economic Analysis of the European Climate Policy: the European Emissions Trading Scheme
PhD Defence: 17 September 2010

Hanneke A. Luth
Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy: The Economic Analysis of Standards Terms in Consumer Contracts Revisited
PhD Defence: 27 May 2010

Claudia Desogus
Competition and Innovation in the EU Regulation of Pharmaceuticals: The Case of Parallel Trade
PhD Defence: 7 May 2010

Sonja E. Keske
Group Litigation in European Competition Law: A Law and Economics perspective
PhD Defence: 15 December 2009