WiSo-Graduate School UHH: Behavioral Law & Economics

Institution: Graduate School at Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences – Universität Hamburg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gerd Mühlheußer (WiSo-Fakultät, UHH)

Do., 15.12.2016, 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr und 14:00-17:00 Uhr
Fr., 16.12.2016, 08:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Place: Universität Hamburg, further information in Geventis

Registration: You can register for the course until 30.09.2016 (13 Uhr) via Geventis

Course description:
The block course is paper-based and taught in English. It builds on recent developments in the area of behavioral economics (both theoretical and experimental) and discusses applications in classical fields of Law & Economics arena such as torts, contracts, litigation and criminal law. Each session is centered around one or two papers on the reading list (TBA). A good starting point for this research area are the surveys by Camerer and Talley (2007) and Arlen and Talley (2008).


  • Arlen, J. and E. L. Talley (2008): \Experimental law and economics,” New York University Law and Economics Working Paper No. 8-1-2008.
  • Camerer, C. and E. Talley (2007): \Experimental Study of Law,” in Handbook of Law and Economics, ed. by A. M. Polinsky and S. Shavell, Elsevier, vol. 2, 1619{1650.