Directors

    Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure

    Managing Director of the Programme and Rotterdam Director

    Michael G. Faure is Professor of Comparative Private Law & Economics. Michael studied law at the University of Antwerp (1982) and criminology at the University of Gent (1983). He obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School (1984). He pursued his doctoral research at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau and received a doctor iuris. First Michael worked as a lecturer later as a senior lecturer at the department of criminal law at the Law Faculty of Leiden University (1988-1999).

    In September 1991 he became academic director of the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO) and professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law at the law faculty of Maastricht University. Since February 2005 he also holds a position as professor of comparative private law at Erasmus School of Law and is the co-director of the research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort. Moreover, Michael is academic director of the Ius Commune Research School and since 1982 he has been an attorney at the Antwerp Bar.

    Michael Faure teaches Environmental Law & Economics and European Law & Economics. His publications mainly focus on the areas of environmental (criminal) law, tort and insurance as well as economic analysis of (accident) law.

      Prof. Luigi A. Franzoni

      Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

      Luigi Alberto Franzoni (D.Phil. Nuffield College, Oxford) is Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna. He is a leading European academic scholars in the field of Law and Economics. His main fields of specialization are the economics of IPRs and law enforcement. He has written, together with D. Marchesi, the most important introductory book on law and economics in Italian language.

      Since September 2014, President of the European Law and Economics Association

        Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt

        Hamburg Director

        Stefan Voigt is professor at the University of Hamburg and the director of its Institute of Law & Economics. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich). Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel and Ruhr-University Bochum. Voigt has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin, in Greifswald, and at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of judicial institutions. Voigt is one of the editors of Constitutional Political Economy and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and the International Review of Law & Economics. Voigt has consulting experience with both the public and the private sector. He has worked with the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD but also with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

          Prof. Alan Miller

          Alan D. Miller is a senior lecturer with appointments in the Faculty of Law and in the Department of Economics at the University of Haifa. Alan studied history at the University of California, Berkeley (1998), law at Northwestern University (2001), and economics at the California Institute of Technology (2009).

          He is primarily engaged in the analysis of legal institutions through the lens of economic theory, primarily using the axiomatic method. He has worked on a diverse set of legal subjects including tort, contract, property, freedom of speech, intellectual property, antitrust, and election law. He is currently on the editorial board of Mathematical Social Sciences.