Keynote Lectures

Prof. Ejan Mackaay (Université de Montréal):
“Law and Economics of Civil Law Systems”

Prof. Ejan Mackaay received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Amsterdam, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Amsterdam. He has taught at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law for more than 35 years and is professor emeritus since 2009. In 1999-2003 he was director of the Centre de recherche en droit public and in 2005-2008 director of Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international, at this university.

Prof. Mackaay is frequently invited to be a guest professor or lecturer at other universities in Canada, the United States, Latin America and Europe. He is correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and avocat à la retraite at the Barreau du Québec.

Prof. Mackaay’s research aims at making law more easily accessible, by focusing on the intersection of law and neighbouring sciences, including information technology and social sciences (“jurimetrics”, Law and Economics). Recently his book: Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems (Edward Elgar, 2013) has won the 2013 Vogel Prize, the most prestigious award for books concerning French legal culture.

For more information please visit Prof. Mackaay’s webpage

Prof. Hans Bernd Schäfer (Bucerius Law School):
“Eurobonds beyond Crisis Management”

Prof. Hans Bernd Schäfer received a Master Degree from Universität Köln and a Ph.D. from Universität Bochum. He worked for over 30 years as professor at Universität Hamburg where he was Director of the Institute of Law and Economics and is professor emeritus since 2009. He is also professor at the Bucerius Law School.

Prof. Schäfer has been a visiting professor at various universities in the United States, India, Brazil and Europe. He served as President of the European Association of Law and Economics in 2004-2007 and was Director of the European Master in Law and Economics in 2004-2008. Prof. Schäfer is the founding co-editor of the leading Law and Economics journal, International Review of Law and Economics.

As a scholar Prof. Schäfer is interested in a long list of topics within Law and Economics, Institutional Economics, and most recently Law and Development. His book The Economic Analysis of Civil Law (with C. Ott; Edward Elgar, 2004) is broadly considered to be the leading textbook on the economic analysis of civil law and has been translated into many languages. Another recent book is Solomon’s Knot: How Law Can End the Poverty of Nations (with R. Cooter; Princeton University Press, 2012).

For more information please visit Prof. Schäfer’s webpage