Research Programmes
Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort


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

Prof. R.J. Van den Bergh
Dr A.P.C.G.F. Biard
Prof. Dr K.W.H. Broekhuizen
Dr P.D.N. Camesasca
Dr P.T.M. Desmet
Prof. C.W. Engel
Prof. L. Enneking
Prof. M.G. Faure
Prof. K. Heine
Dr J. Hoevenaars
Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
Prof. J.M. Klick
Prof. X.E. Kramer
Prof. S.D. Lindenbergh
Prof. P.C. Leyens
Prof. P. Mascini
Dr. B.F.H. Nieuwesteeg

Prof. S. Oded
Prof. A.M. Pacces
Prof. J.J. Rachlinski
Dr C.P. Reinders Folmer
Prof. N.J. Philipsen
Prof. H.N. Schelhaas
Prof. M.W. Scheltema
Prof. C.A. Schwarz
Dr K. Swinnen
Dr E. Themeli
Dr A.M.I.B. Vandenberghe
Prof. L.T. Visscher
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

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

Elena Demidova (Erasmus Mundus)
Takeover Regulation in Developing Economies: The Case of Russia

Evelien Engelhard
Improvement initiatives to the personal injury claims process in different jurisdictions. A search for success factors

Jan Essink
The Law & Economics of European Asylum and External Border Policy’

Marnix Hebly
The Assessment of Damages and the Effect of Time

Ifrah Jameel
The Impact of Capital Regulation on Bank Involvement in Securitized Banking

Chih-Ching Lan
A Law and Economic Analysis of Policy Instruments to Prevent Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Tropics

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

Tomasz Mielniczuk (EM)
Agency problems and solutions in anti-cartel enforcement

Alina Ontanu
Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. A Comparative and Empirical Study

Kuang-Jung Peng
Law and Economic Analysis of Financial Technology

Alberto Quintavalla
Building a New Water Policy: Giving Water its Full Value

Shivans Rajput (EM)
Maximum Retail Price – Analyzing its Anti-Competitive Effects

Joe 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

Aster Schreuder
The normative aspects of the assessment of damages

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

Ilja Tillema
Entrepreneurial Mass Litigation

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

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



External PhD students

EDLE with Bologna, Haifa or Hamburg as home university

  • Bashir AssiRegulation and Optimal Incentives in the European Investment Funds Industry
  • Ritchelle Alburo, Ownership Choice, Contracts and Regulation: Forestalling ownership irrelevance – A Law and Economics perspective
  • Maria Teresa Bartalena, Insolvency proceedings: negociated solution or court control
  • Cintia Bezerra de Melo Pereira NunesAdministered Contracts for Petroleum Extraction in Brazil
  • Mulugeta Asefa Bogale, Labor Regulation, Informality and Economic Growth in SSA: An Empirical Analysis
  • Danny Blaustein, Corporate Governance of Start-ups
  • Salvini DattaEx ante regulation and ex post liability in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Chiara Natalie Focacci, Do Active Labour Market Policies Work?
  • Damiano Giacometti, Essays on the Law and Economics of Credence Goods Markets
  • Laurenz Goldhahn, ‘The Effects of Regulating Executive Compensation on Corporate Social Responsibility’
  • Cicek Gurkan, The Role of Banks for Corporate Governance
  • Dirk Heine, The general role of the Finance Ministry in environmental policy: Optimal institutional setup for environmental fiscal policy considering interaction effects with environmental law pursued by other, non-fiscal institutions
  • Tobias Hlobil, The Law and Economics of Judging
  • Bryan Kareem KhanOptimal Scope of IP Rights for Broadcasting Organisations
  • Ekaterine Lomtatidze, Constitutionalizing Social Rights: Public Choice Analysis
  • Valerijus Ostrovskis, Multilateral Trading Facilities and Their Impact on European Financial Markets
  • Peng Peng, Platform Competition in the Internet Industry
  • Filippo Roda, The Economic Analysis of the One-way fee-shifting Rule in Litigation
  • Carlos Riquelme Ruz, Equalities and inequalities in sovereign debt restructuring. A law and economics perspective
  • Maria Pia Sacco, The Role of Intermediaries in International Corporate Bribery – Efficient Liability Standards from A Law and Economics Perspective –
  • Shuo Wang, Patent litigation in China
  • Akiva Weiss, Institutional Solutions to Civil War
  • Federico Wesselhoefft, Multiparty Contracts & Non Recourse Finance (Project Finance) Law and Economics

PhD students from the China Law Centre

Cheng Bian
Comparative Analysis on National  Security Review Systems of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in China, USA and EU

Yayun Shen
Instrument mix for green building

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

Wanli Ma
Whither Domestic Courts? The Observation, Evaluation and Reformation of Domestic Courts' Roles and Functions in International Investment Dispute Settlement

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

Jinyue Zhang
The Application of Law in Cross-Border Issuing and Trading of Securities between Europe and China

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