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Prof. Dr. Michael G. Faure

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 be 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. He still holds both positions today. Moreover, Michael is academic director of the Ius Commune Research School and since 1982 he has been an attorney at the Antwerp Bar, too.

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.

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Erasmus Mundus Coordinator and Bologna Director

Prof. Luigi A. Franzoni

Luigi A. Franzoni (1965) earned a D.Phil. in Economics at Nuffield College, Oxford. Since 2003 he has been a full Professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna since. Within the research fields of Law & Economics he especially focuses on the economics of IP Law and Tax Law enforcement.

Moreover he is engaged as a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Law & Economics, and he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Law & Economics.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt

Stefan Voigt is director at the Institute of Law & Economics at Hamburg University. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich) and has been affiliated with the International Centre for Economic Research (ICER) in Torino, Italy. Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel, Ruhr-University Bochum, a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and a research fellow position with the Max-Planck-Institute for Research Into Economic Systems.


His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of the judiciary. Voigt is one of the editors of the Review of Law & Economics and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. 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). The German newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Voigt among the Top-100 German speaking economists according to quality-weighted research output.


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