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Local Coordinator:
Drs. Wicher Schreuders
Tel.: +31-10-408.1606
Tel.: +31-10-408.9191
Email: schreuders[AT]law.eur.nl

Dr. Ilva Putzier

Tel.: +31 10 408 82188

Email: info[AT]emle.org


Postal Address:
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Law
Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE)
Dr. Ilva Putzier, L7-33
P.O. Box 1738
NL-3000 DR Rotterdam

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Teaching Staff:
Prof. Alessio M. Pacces
Prof. Roger Van den Bergh

Prof. Louis Visscher, LL.M.

Prof. Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe

Dr. Peter Camesasca

Sharon Oded, LL.M.

Prof. dr. Jonathan Klick
Prof. dr. Sanne Taekema
Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
Dr. Andrea Giannaccari


wicher Drs. Wicher Schreuders studied economics and graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Erasmus University in 1980. For a short time he worked at the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER). Since 1982 he has been a member of the Department of Economics in the Law Faculty at the Erasmus University. From February 2000 until February 2005 he was Assistant Director of the EMLE Programme. Since October 2004, he has been the Erasmus Mundus Assistant Coordinator of the EMLE Programme.

Teaching Staff:
alessio pacces

Prof. Alessio M. Pacces is Professor of Law and Finance at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior to entering academia, he worked at the research department of the Bank of Italy and at the Italian Securities Authority (Consob). Since 2009, he has been Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Since 2014, he has been Director of the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE).


Alessio’s research focuses on the economic analysis of corporate law and financial regulation. On these topics, he published books and chapters with houses such as Elgar, Routledge, and Oxford University Press, as well as articles in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, American Business Law Journal, and International Review of Law and Economics, among others. He has been invited to speak by several policy institutions, such as among others the OECD, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission. He has held several visiting appointments, including among others at Berkeley Law School and Columbia Law School. 

petercamesasca Dr. Peter Camesasca holds a law degree with honours from Antwerp University, and he studied also in Hannover, Leuven and Mannheim. His Ph.D. thesis on European Merger Control 'Getting the Efficiencies Right' was published in 2000. His main research area is European merger control, and he has published a number of articles in the leading European, Dutch and German competition law journals.
vandenbergh Prof. Van den Bergh is Professor of Law and Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. His main fields of interest are the economic analysis of competition law, harmonisation of private law, and safety and security in society. From 1987 until 2001 he was President of the European Association of Law and Economics. From February 2000 until February 2005 he was Director of the EMLE Programme. He has been the Erasmus Mundus Coordinator of the EMLE Programme from 2004 to 2012.
annsophievandenberghe Prof. Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe is Associate Professor of Law and Economics. She holds a law degree (Ghent University, Belgium, 1996), an educational degree (Ghent University, Belgium, 1996), a degree of European Master in Law and Economics (1997) and a Ph.D. (Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2004). She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (New York, USA, fall 2007) and a visiting professor at National Law School of India University (Bangalore,summer 2008). She is a member of the Economic Impact Group of the Common Principles of European Contract Law. She specializes in the field of comparative and behavioural law and economics of contracts, especially employment and consumer contracts.
louisvisscher Prof. Louis Visscher, LL.M. holds an economics degree (international economics, 1993) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, as well as a law degree (civil law, cum laude, 1994) from the same university. He has written his Ph.D. dissertation in Rotterdam on the economic analysis of Dutch tort law (2005). He currently is Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. Louis has taught the course 'Game Theory for Lawyers' in the Competition Law and Economics LL.M. programme, and the course 'Law and Economics' in the Rotterdam LL.M. He teaches the course 'Economic Analysis of Torts and Insurance' in the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) as well as the course 'Law and Economics' in the Rotterdam bachelor (this course has replaced the masters course in Rotterdam). Furthermore, he lectures in the course 'Financial Markets and Monitoring', 'Law and Economics in the Courts' and in the minor 'Death and Injuries'. He also provides lectures on Law and Economics for the Dutch Academy for Legislation. Louis has published on the topics of international trade, tort law, contract law, insurance law, the law of damages, civil procedural law, law enforcement, consumer law, criminal law, labour law and harmonisation of law.
nopicture Prof. dr. Jonathan Klick Jonathan Klick (1975), Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is part-time appointed at the Erasmus Chair of Empirical Legal Studies at Erasmus School of Law. Jonathan Klick is both a lawyer and an economist, and he specialises in empirical Law and Economics. He will develop new focus areas of empirical research and has a special interest in areas such as corporate governance and tort law.
Taekema Prof. dr. Sanne Taekema Sanne Taekema is Professor of Jurisprudence at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam. She teaches the course 'Introduction to Law'. Her research interests include the rule of law, particularly in a transnational context, general issues of legal theory, particularly the role of values in jurisprudence and legal pragmatism, law and literature, and legal methodology with a focus on interdisciplinarity.
Elena Reznichenko Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko holds two bachelor degrees in law and psychology from the University of Haifa; two master degrees: LL.M. from the University of Haifa and the degree of European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE, cum laude) from the University of Hamburg, University of Ghent and University of Vienna. She obtained her PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg (summa cum laude) and the University of Bologna. Elena is also a qualified attorney in Israel and has worked in the past as a criminal prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Israel. She taught Introduction to Law in the EMLE programme at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013) and is a lecturer of the course Public Law and Economics and Introduction to Law (tutorials) in the EMLE program since 2015-2016. Elena’s main research interests are criminal law and economics and behavioral law and economics.
nopicture Dr. Andrea Giannaccari Andrea Giannaccari holds a degree in economics from LUISS University in Rome, a LLM in competition Law and Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Ph.D. in Law and economics from LUISS University. He teaches Comparative Private Law, Competition Law, and Law and Economics. On these topics he has published books, chapters, articles and case commentaries. He has also been involved in research activities with private foundations and institutions.
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joseph pollack

"The opportunities afforded to me by the EMLE program were absolutely wonderful. The dual academic approaches of economic analysis and the legal reasoning means that you come out with policy and strategic understanding. The knowledge received by the EMLE program is encyclopaedic yet somehow profound enough to open many doors, professionally, and academically. I find myself better prepared than most to pursue my research here in Paris."

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(United States of America)

[EMLE Student 2011/2012]