Universities – Rotterdam – Faculty

Coordinator:

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 2004 he was the Erasmus Mundus Assistant Coordinator of the EMLE programme and was elected Erasmus Mundus Coordinator of the EMLE Programme in September 2018.

Teaching Staff:

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.
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.
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.
  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.
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.