Lecturer

Lecturers

Recognized Swiss and foreign professors, lecturers and high-profile personalities from the legal and economic industry participate in the Master in Law and Economics.

The following HSG professors, representing the disciplines of Law, Business Administration as well as Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), participate in the planning and the development of the Master in Law and Economics:

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    Prof. Dr.iur. et lic.oec. Robert Waldburger
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    Prof. Peter Nobel
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    Prof. Dr.iur. Thomas Geiser
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    Prof. Dr.rer.pol. Günter Müller-Stewens
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    Prof. Dr. Thomas Berndt
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    Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Sester
  • Prof. Dr.iur. Dr.oec. publ. Markus Ruffner
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    Prof. Dr. iur et lic. rer.pol Anne van Aaken

Guest Professors

At the 34th St. Gallen Symposium, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation announced its contribution to establishing an international presence of Law and Economics in St.Gallen. Therefore, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation allows the Law School of the University of St.Gallen to invite renowned professors from abroad to teach pursuant to the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Guest Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Risk at the University of St. Gallen.

The following guest lecturers are giving regular lectures in the MLE: Gary Born (Wilmer Hale LLP), Gianni De Nicolò, Ph.D. (Research Department, International Monetary Fund) and John A. Burgess (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy).

Gary Born (autumn 2007, spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Wilmer Hale LLP

Gary Born is Chairman of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Hale LLP (London) and one of the leading specialists in the field of international arbitration. Mr. Born gave a lecture on “International Commercial Arbitration”. More information about Mr. Born is available here.

Gianni De Nicolò, Ph.D. is teaching a mandatory course, namely “Topics in International Finance and Monetary Policy”. The course covers topics of current and longer-term development of financial markets, financial intermediation and monetary policy in the global context.

John A. Burgess, regularly teaches a course on “Cross-Border Merger & Acquisitions” in the MLE. More information on Mr. Burgess is available here.

Fall 2016: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Voigt, University of Hamburg
Prof. Voigt is the director of the Institut of Law & Economics at University of Hamburg. His research focuses on economics and the consequences of alternative constitutional rules, but also with consequences of different justice structures. In Fall 2016, Prof. Voigt taught ‚Economics Analysis of Constitutions‘ at University of St. Gallen.

Spring 2016: Prof.Dr. S.J.D. Avishalom Tor, University Notre Dame
Prof. Tor’s research focuses on the study of competition and cooperation in market settings and the legal rules and institutions that shape such market behavior.  ‚Entrepreneurship and Risk‘ at University of St. Gallen.

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Autumn Semester of 2015: Márcio Guimarães, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro)
Prof. Guimarães from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) at Rio de Janeiro Law School taught the course on “Law & Economics of Cross-Border Insolvency”. The course discussed how the international insolvency of a company with different locations and different jurisdictions should be handled. More information about Prof. Guimarães is available here.

Spring Semester of 2015: Prof. Zohar Goshen, Columbia Law School
Professor Goshen from Columbia Law School, former president of the Israeli Securities and Exchange Commission, taught the course on “Corporate Law & Economics”. More information about Professor Goshen is available here.

 

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Autumn Semester of 2014: Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School
Prof. Schäfer held lectures on “Law in the Context of Economics” and on “Economic Analysis of Civil Law”. More information about Prof. Shepherd is available here.

Spring Semester of 2014: Prof. Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School
Prof. Pistor is a Michael I. Sovern of Law Professor at Columbia Law School. She taught a lecture on “Law and Finance”. More information about Prof. Pistor is available here.

 

 

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Autumn Semester of 2012: Eli Salzberger, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
Prof. Salzberger is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa. He taught a lecture on “Law & Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation”. More information about Prof. Salzgeber is available here.

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Autumn Semester of 2011: Prof. Francesco Parisi, University of Michigan Law School
Prof. Parisi is an Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He gave a lecture on “Law & Economics of Regulation and Law-Making”. More information about Prof. Francesco Parisi is available here.

Spring Semester of 2011: Professor A. Mitchell Polinsky, Stanford Law School
Prof. Polinsky is a Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law & Economics at Stanford Law School. He is considered one of the pioneers of the economic theory of law. He has published several books on the economic analysis of property law as well as of contract law, including liability and damage issues. Prof. Polinsky taught a course on the “Economic Analysis of Law: Market Failures and Their Corrections Trough Contracts, Regulations, Litigation and Enforcement”.  More information about Prof. Mitchell Polinsky is available here.

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Autumn Semester of 2010: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Kirchner, Humboldt University of Berlin
Prof. Kirchner was Professor of Civil Law, European and International Business Law at the Law Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin. He taught a course on “Corporate Governance and Comparative Corporate Law: A New Institutional Economics Approach”. In addition, Prof. Kirchner taught a further course on “A New Institutional Economics Approach Comparative Competition Law”. More information about Prof. Kirchner is available here.

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Autumn Semester of 2009: Prof. Andrew T. Guzman, Berkeley Law School, University of California
Prof. Andrew T. Guzman gave a lecture on “International Law & Economics”. More information on Prof. Andrew Guzman is available here.

Spring Semester of 2009: Prof. Geoffrey P. Miller, New York University School of Law; Director of the Center for the Study of Central Banks
Prof. Geoffrey P. Miller is a Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Central Banks at the New York University School of Law. He gave a lecture on “Law & Economics of International Banking Regulation” and held a public lecture as part of the Lecture Series “Financial crises: how much regulation can a liberal economic order”. More information about Prof. Geoffrey Miller is available here.

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Autumn Semester of 2008: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Erich Schanze L.L.M. (Harvard) from the University of Marburg, Institute of Comparative Law
Prof. Schanze gave a lecture on the topic “Structuring International Business Transactions – Law & Economics” as well as carried out a block seminar in Law & Economics. More information about Prof. Schanze is available here.

Spring Semester of 2008: Prof. Marco Becht, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Prof. Marco Becht is one of the leading experts in the corporate governance area. He held a lecture on “Capital Markets and Corporate Restructuring: Law & Economics of Private Equity and Hedge Funds”.  As part of his stay in St. Gallen, he presented a work session on the topic, “Are Activist Investors a Threat to the Values ​​of the Companies They Own?” during the St. Gallen Symposium. More information about Prof. Marco Becht Lord is available here.

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Autumn Semester of 2007: Prof. John J. Donohue III, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Prof. John J. Donohue is a lawyer and an economist. He held lectures on “Empirical Legal Studies”. Professor Donohue is one of the leading scientists in the field of empirical jurisprudence. He is the editor of the American Law & Economics Review and part of the editorial advisory boards of numerous further leading scientific journals. More information about Prof. John J. Donohue is available here.

Spring Semester of 2007: Prof. Alan Schwartz, Yale Law School, Yale School of Management
Prof. Alan Schwartz, a Sterling Professor of Law at the Yale Law School held the course on “Contract Theory and Commercial Law”. Prof. Alan Schwartz is a leading Scholar in the field of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, bankruptcy law and transaction law. Alan Schwartz was President of the American Law & Economics Association and editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Prof. Alan Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science since 1995. More information on Prof. Alan Schwartz is available here.

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