University of Hamburg
Studying in Hamburg
Prof. Stefan Voigt
Prof. Thomas Eger
Prof. Haksoo Ko
Jun. Prof. Franziska Weber
Dr. Noah Vardi
|Prof. Thomas Eger is Professor at the Law Faculty and at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest, on which he has written several books and articles, are the economic analysis of civil law, the law and economics of European integration and the transformation of Eastern and Central European economic systems. Special mention should be made of his book on the economic analysis of long-term contracts (1995) and his book on the Law and Economics of European Integration (together with Wagener and Fritz, 2006).|
|Prof. Stefan Voigt is director at the Institute of Law & Economics at Hamburg University. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich) and has been affiliated with the International Centre for Economic Research (ICER) in Torino, Italy. Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel, Ruhr-University Bochum, a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and a research fellow position with the Max-Planck-Institute for Research Into Economic Systems. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of the judiciary. Voigt is one of the editors of the Review of Law & Economics and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. Voigt has consulting experience with both the public and the private sector. He has worked with the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD but also with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). The German newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Voigt among the Top-100 German speaking economists according to quality-weighted research output.|
|Prof. Haksoo Ko is Professor of Law at Seoul National University School of Law in Seoul, Korea. He is a visiting professor at the Institute of Law and Economics at Universität Hamburg as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow. Prof. Dr. Ko holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in New York, USA and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University. He also practiced law at large law firms in New York and in Seoul. His research interests include law and economics of technology and communications, of contract negotiation, and of dispute resolution. He has teaching experiences at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and Yonsei University in Korea.|
|Jun. Prof. Franziska Weber is Junior Professor for Civil Law and Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg and Research Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her main fields of interest concern the law and economics of German and European consumer law enforcement. She successfully defended her EDLE Ph.D. thesis regarding the optimal mix of public and private law enforcement in consumer law in 2012. More generally, she engages in the economic analysis of European law. Her work has a strong focus on comparative law, particularly on German, Spanish, English and Dutch law. In the EMLE she teaches 'Comparative Law' in the first term and 'Contract Law and Economics' in the second term.|
|Dr. Noah Vardi (Ph.D.) is Researcher in private comparative law at the University of Roma Tre since 2005. She has a degree in Law from the University of Roma Tre and a Ph.D. in European private law from the University of Verona (2005). She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School (2004) and has been a Research Guest at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, the Universities of Heidelberg and Paris. Her main fields of interest are European private law and private comparative law (on which she has lectured in the Universities of Roma Tre, Sassari, and Pázmany Páter Budapest). Her current research is on monetary obligations and financial markets.|
|Jerg Gutmann studied economics in Stuttgart and Marburg. In 2010 he acquired his Master in Economics and Institutions from the Philipps-University of Marburg. He is a Research and Teaching Associate at the Institute of Law and Economics since 2010, where he gives tutorials in "Constitutional Law and Economics" and "International Law and Economics". His research is focused on Positive Constitutional Economics and Empirical Law and Economics.|
|Dr. Stephan Wittig is a currently a Brandon Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He studied Economics and Finance in Bonn, Zurich and Vancouver, and acquired his Master in Economics from the University of Bonn. During his Ph.D. in Law and Economics, he was a member of the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) Graduate School for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg. Since 2006, he is a Lecturer at the EMLE programme. He spent a year as Visiting Researcher and Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, and researched at the European University Institute in Florence, as well as at the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade. His research focuses on Public International Law, Trade and Finance. He obtained his Master of Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge and became a Brandon Fellow in 2012. This fall, he teaches the courses "Formal Methods" and "Foundations of Law and Economics I: Microeconomics".|
"To feel how international and interdisciplinary law can be, to be able to both predict and examine the economic and political effects of legislative as well as judicial decisions and to try out the economical way of thinking to explain people’s behavior in a variety of different situations - that is how EMLE broadened my academic horizon.
However, EMLE taught me maybe even more on a personal level by setting the conditions for wonderful times with wonderful people from various places and backgrounds. I have found good friends who showed me their view of the world, and with whom I am happy to share EMLE travel experiences.
All in all I am fond of this year and of its surely long-lasting influence on my life."
Helena Khorrami Jahromi