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The EMLE 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, EMLE 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 EMLE are collectively referred to as Associated Partners:

- Association for the promotion of Law and Economics Joseph Von Sonnefels Center for the Study of Public Law and Economics (Austria)
- Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Austria)
- Babar Law Associates (Pakistan)
- Bar-Zvi & Ben-Dov Law Office (Israel)
- Carroll, Burdick & McDonough International (Germany)
- Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Holding SA (Belgium)
- Central Depository Services Limited (India)
- Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Belgium)
- Civic Development Forum Foundation (Poland)
- College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven (Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry) (The Netherlands)
- De Nederlandsche Bank (The Netherlands)
- Deutsche Bank AG (Germany)
- Deutsche Bundesbank (Regional Office Hamburg, Germany)
- Epstein, Chomsky, Osnat & Co. Law Officies (Israel)
- Ernst & Young AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft (Germany)
- European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) (The Netherlands)
- University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, USA
- University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (Slovenia)
- Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education (FPAKE) (Poland)
- FoxMandal Little Solicitors & Advocates (India)
- Handelskammer Hamburg (Germany)
- Institutional Shareholder Services Europe SA (ISS)
- National Law School of India University (Bangalore, India)
- Nandi Resources Generation Technology Private Limited (India)
- Polish Association of Law and Economics (Poland)
- Shlomo Cohen and Co. Advocates and Mediators (Israel)
- Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission (Australia)
- White & Case LLP Hamburg (Germany)
- White & Case LLP Warsaw (Poland)

Committee of Patronage:

- Prof. James Buchanan, Nobel Prize Award 1985

- Prof. Ronald Coase, Nobel Prize Award 1991

- Prof. Robert Cooter, University of California, Berkeley

- Prof. R. Epstein, University of Chicago

- Prof. Michael Faure, University of Maastricht

- Prof. William Landes, University of Chicago

- Prof. Ejan Mackaay, University of Montréal

- Prof. Henry Manne, former Dean - George Mason University Law School

- Prof. A. Mitchell Polinsky, Stanford Law School

- Prof. Richard Posner, University of Chicago, Chief Judge US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

- Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School

- Prof. Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School

- Prof. Oliver E. Williamson, University of California, Berkeley

- Prof. O. Zerbe, Jr., University of Washington

- Dr. Cento Veljanovski, Research & Editorial Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London

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Students Voices

thimo pascal stoll

"The EMLE program is a unique chance to broaden one's focus and to dive into interdisciplinary research. Having studied political science before, I wanted to learn more about the economic rationales behind the rules that are governing our everyday life as well as about the potentials to improve them. My expectations were more than fulfilled! With the new tools at hand I was able to start a Ph.D. program at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation.

Apart from the outstanding academic quality of the program I cannot think of a better way to get to know energetic people from all around the world. Sitting in a Hamburg dorm and enjoying dinner in a 20sqm kitchen with friends from Italy, Russia, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan and Argentina is what makes the EMLE program an experience of a lifetime."

Thimo Pascal Stoll

[EMLE Student 2008/2009]