Jerg Gutmann M.Sc.

Jerg Gutmann, M.Sc.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Voigt

Address
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
Institute of Law and Economics
Johnsallee 35
20148 Hamburg

Office
Johnsallee 35 Raum 208

Consultation hours
By Appointment

Contact
Phone: (040) 42838-3040
Fax: (040) 42838-6794
jerg.gutmann@jura.uni-hamburg.de

Short CV

  • January 16, 1984: Born in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg.
  • 10/2003-05/2008: Studied "technisch orientierte Volkswirtschaftslehre" (Universität Stuttgart).
  • 05/2008: Technisch orientierter Diplom-Volkswirt.
  • 10/2008-09/2010: Studied "Economics and Institutions" (Philipps-Universität Marburg).
  • 09/2010: M.Sc. Economics and Institutions.
  • 04/2010-09/2010: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Mikroökonomie, Phlipps-Universität Marburg.
  • 10/2010-09/2014: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Recht und Ökonomik, Universität Hamburg.

Teaching

Teaching Assistant (Tutorien):

  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2009, BA level, DE).
  • Introduction to Economics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2009, BA level, DE).

Tutorials (Übungen):

  • Introduction to Microeconomics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2010, BA level, DE).
  • Constitutional Economics (EMLE, 2011 & 2012, MA level, EN).
  • International Law & Economics (EMLE, 2011, 2012 & 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Economics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2012, BA level, DE).
  • Judicial Organization (Universität Hamburg - Law School, 2013, BA level, DE).
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (Universität Hamburg - Law School, 2013, BA level, DE).

Lectures/Seminars (Vorlesungen und Seminare):

  • Introduction to Econometrics (Hamburg Graduateschool in L&E, 2012 & 2013, MA & PhD level, EN).
  • Research Methods in Law & Economics (Hamburg-Cairo Exchange Program, 2012, BA level, EN).
  • Empirical Law & Economics (Cairo University - FEPS, 2012, BA & MA level, EN).
  • Thesis Writing Seminar (EMLE, 2012 & 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Constitutional Economics (EMLE, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Judicial Independence (Joint Vienna Institute, 2013, BA & MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Stata (Hamburg-Cairo Exchange Program, 2013, BA & MA level, EN).
  • Institutional Economics (German University in Cairo, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Stata (German University in Cairo, 2013, MA level, EN).

Topics

  • Design and Effects of Government Agencies and Legal Institutions
  • Economics of Crime and Criminal Law & Economics (Particularly Corruption)
  • Economics of Religion
  • Natural Disasters and States of Emergency
  • Positive Constitutional Economics (Determinants and Effects of Constitutional Rules)
  • Spatial Policy Diffusion

Research

  • Gutmann, Jerg, Bernd Hayo & Stefan Voigt (2014); "Determinants of Constitutionally Safeguarded Judicial Review: Insights Based on a New Indicator", in: Empirical Legal Analysis: Assessing the Performance of Legal Institutions, Yun-chien Chang (ed.), Routledge, pp. 216-254 [Link].
    Presented at the International Conference on Empirical Legal Studies of Judical Systems 2011 in Taipei.
  • Voigt, Stefan & Jerg Gutmann (2013); "Turning Cheap Talk into Economic Growth: On the Relationship between Property Rights and Judicial Independence", Journal of Comparative Economics 41(1):66-73 [Download].
    Presented at the Seminar in Comparative Institutional Analysis 2011 in Lund; at the Ratio Colloquium 2011 in Stockholm; at the EMLE MTM Workshop in Law & Economics 2012 in Ghent; at the Second World Congress of the PCS 2012 in Miami.
  • Voigt, Stefan & Jerg Gutmann; "On the Wrong Side of the Law: Causes and Consequences of a Corrupt Judiciary", forthcoming: International Review of Law & Economics [Download working paper version].
    Presented at the "International Gottfried von Haberler Conference" 2012 in Liechtenstein; at the ISLE Annual Conference 2012 in Rome.


Access: SSRN provides a list of my working papers that are publicly available.

  • Brown, Patrick, Jerg Gutmann & Stefan Voigt; "Let the Sunshine In: Why Countries Adopt Freedom of Information Acts", under review [Download].
  • Gutmann, Jerg; "Believe, But Verify? - The Effect of Market Structure on Corruption In Religious Organizations", under review [Download].
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Lending a Hand to the Invisible Hand? - Assessing the Effects of Newly Enacted Competition Laws ", under review [Download].
    Presented at the "Conference on Competition and Financial Regulation" 2012 in Bangalore; at the FZID Lecture Series 2013 in Hohenheim; at the IFN Research Seminar 2013 in Stockholm. To be presented at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.
  • Gutmann, Jerg, Sina Imhof & Stefan Voigt; "Are You Green Yet? - On the Diffusion of Constitutionally Protected Environmental Rights", under review [Download].
    Presented at the CELS 2011 in Chicago; at the Second World Congress of the PCS 2012 in Miami; at the EALE Annual Conference 2012 in Stockholm.
  • Lucas, Viola & Jerg Gutmann; "Unbundling Private and Public Sector Corruption: Insights Based on Two New Indicators", under review.


  • Gutmann, Jerg & Matthias Dauner; "Changing Limits of Punishment: The Determinants of Death Penalty Abolition and Reinstatement", mimeo.
    Presented at the LSA Annual Meeting 2011 in San Francisco; at the EALE Annual Conference 2011 in Hamburg.
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "The Effects of Natural Disasters on Human Rights", mimeo.
    Presented at the PCS Conference 2014 in New Charleston.
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "The Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in Muslim Countries", mimeo.
    Presented at the workshop "Constitutional Issues in a Changing Arab World" 2012 in Vienna; at the workshop "Law and Institutional Economics of Revolutions" 2013 in Hamburg; at the workshop "Institutional Impediments to Transition in Arabic Spring Countries" 2014 in Tunis. To be presented at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.
  • Gutmann, Jerg, Fabio Padovano & Stefan Voigt; "Perception vs. Experience: How to Explain Differences in Corruption Measures Using Microdata", mimeo.
    Presented at the MRM 2013 in Mersin; at the PCS Conference 2013 in New Orleans; at the Annual Conference of the IIPF 2013 in Taormina; at the EALE Annual Conference 2013 in Warsaw. To be presented at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Constitutional Constraints on the Military", mimeo.
    Presented at the workshop "Do Constitutions Matter?" 2012 in Oxford; at the Conference on Constitutional Choice in the Middle East 2012 in Hamburg; at the EMLE MTM Workshop in Law & Economics 2013 in Hamburg; at the EPCS Meeting 2013 in Zurich; at the PCS Conference 2013 in New Orleans; at the ISNIE Conference 2013 in Florence; at the EALE Annual Conference 2013 in Warsaw.
  • Voigt, Stefan & Jerg Gutmann; "Islam and the Rule of Law: Lessons for the EU's External Policy", mimeo.
    Presented at the workshop "Rule of Law in EU External Action" 2014 in Leuven.
  • Voigt, Stefan, Jerg Gutmann & Lars Feld; "The Effects of Judicial Independence 10 Years on: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators", mimeo.
    Presented at the EMLE MTM Workshop in Law & Economics 2014 in Bologna. To be presented at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.


  • Dauner, Matthias & Jerg Gutmann; "Conscription", work in progress.
  • Gutmann, Jerg; "Religion and Economic Growth: A Survey of the Literature", work in progress.
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Ines Reith; "Alcohol and Rape in a Cross-section of Countries", work in progress.
  • Hayo, Bernd, Stefan Voigt & Jerg Gutmann; "From Constitutional Review to an Additional Legislative Chamber: On the Development of Non-Conventional Court Competences", work in progress.
  • Kiesow Cortez, Florian & Jerg Gutmann; "Explaining Formal International Cooperation: Domestic Institutions and Political Incentives to Ratify International Agreements", work in progress.
  • Satzer, Janina & Jerg Gutmann; "Capitalism, Dictatorship and Olympic Gold: On the Complex Relationship between Freedom and Sports Success", work in progress.
  • Voigt, Stefan & Jerg Gutmann; "Informal Institutions and Development", work in progress.

Data

Selected datasets for replication purposes can be downloaded here:

  • Gutmann & Voigt: islamic state index, available after publication.
  • Gutmann & Voigt: data on human rights protection, available after publication.
  • Gutmann & Voigt: data on large natural catastrophes, available after publication.
  • Lucas & Gutmann: data on private and public sector corruption, available after publication.
  • Voigt, Gutmann & Feld: data on de jure and de facto judicial independence, available after publication.

Membership

  • European Association of Law & Economics
  • German Law & Economics Association
  • Hamburg Law & Economics Society

Reviewer

  • Constitutional Political Economy
  • Economics & Politics
  • Kyklos
  • Review of Law & Economics