Jerg Gutmann M.Sc.

Jerg Gutmann, M.Sc.

Post-Doc am Graduiertenkolleg Ökonomik der Internationalisierung des Rechts

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

Von-Melle-Park 5 Raum 2170, Johnsallee 35 Raum 208

Consultation hours
By Appointment

Phone: (040) 42838-3040 (Johnsallee); (040) 42838-9463 (Von-Melle-Park)
Fax: (040) 42838-6794


  1. Short CV
  2. Teaching
  3. Research Topics
  4. Research and Publications
  5. Data and Appendices
  6. Membership
  7. Reviewer

Short CV

  • 01/1984: Born in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg.
  • 10/2003-05/2008: Studied at Universität Stuttgart (Technisch orientierter Diplom-Volkswirt).
  • 10/2008-09/2010: Studied at Philipps-Universität Marburg (M.Sc. Economics and Institutions).
  • 04/2010-09/2010: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Chair for Microeconomics, Philipps-Universität Marburg.
  • 10/2010-12/2014: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institute of Law & Economics, Universität Hamburg.
  • 01/2015-12/2016: Post-Doc, Graduateschool in Law & Economics, Universität Hamburg and DFG.


Tutorials (Übungen):

  • Introduction to Microeconomics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2010, BA level, DE).
  • Constitutional L&E (Universität Hamburg, European Master in L&E, 2011 & 2012, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Economics (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2012, BA level, DE).
  • International L&E (Universität Hamburg, European Master in L&E, 2011-2013, MA level, EN).
  • L&E of Judicial Organization (Universität Hamburg, Law School, 2013, BA level, DE).
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (Universität Hamburg, Law School, 2013 & 2014, BA level, DE).

Lectures and Seminars (Vorlesungen und Seminare):

  • Empirical L&E (Cairo University, FEPS, 2012, MA level, EN).
  • Research Methods in L&E (German-Arab Transition Partnership, 2012, BA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Universität Hamburg, Graduateschool in L&E, 2012 & 2013, PhD level, EN).
  • Constitutional L&E (Universität Hamburg, European Master in L&E, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Institutional Economics (German University in Cairo, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Stata (German-Arab Transition Partnership, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Stata (German University in Cairo, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Judicial Independence (Joint Vienna Institute, 2013, MA level, EN).
  • Economics of Corruption and Human Trafficking (German-Arab Transition Partnership, 2014, MA level, EN).
  • Introduction to L&E (University of Sousse, Law School, 2014, BA level, EN).
  • Introduction to Stata (Universität Hamburg, Graduateschool in L&E, 2014, MA level, EN).
  • Constitutional L&E (Universität Hamburg, Law School, 2015, BA level, DE).
  • L&E of Migration Law (Seminar with Franziska Weber, Universität Hamburg, Law School, 2015, BA level, DE)
  • Thesis Writing Seminar (Universität Hamburg, European Master in L&E, 2012, 2013, 2015, MA level, EN).

Research Topics

  • Empirical Economics, Law & Economics and New Institutional Economics.
  • Concrete topics: Constitutions, Crime (esp. Corruption), Disasters, Human Rights, Religion.

Research and Publications

Articles in Journals (peer-reviewed):

  • Gutmann, Jerg (2015); "Believe, But Verify? - The Effect of Market Structure on Corruption in Religious Organizations", Kyklos 68(2):153-164 [Download].
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt (2015); "The Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in Muslim Countries", Public Choice 162(3-4):351-380 [Download]. (Summaries: Berlingske, NZZ, Ökonomenstimme).
  • Voigt, Stefan & Jerg Gutmann (2015); "On the Wrong Side of the Law: Causes and Consequences of a Corrupt Judiciary", forthcoming: International Review of Law & Economics, [Download].
  • Voigt, Stefan, Jerg Gutmann & Lars P. Feld (2015); "Economic Growth and Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years On: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators", European Journal of Political Economy 38:197-211 [Download].
  • 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].

Articles in Journals (non-peer-reviewed):

  • Gutmann, Jerg; "The Economic Analysis of Refugee Law" (2015), forthcoming: Hamburg Law Review.

Articles in Edited Volumes:

  • Gutmann, Jerg (2015); "Old War in New Skins? - A Comment on Heike Krieger's 'Conceptualizing Cyberwar'", forthcoming: Thomas Eger, Stefan Oeter and Stefan Voigt (eds.), International Law and the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions, Mohr, [Link].
  • Gutmann, Jerg, Bernd Hayo & Stefan Voigt (2014); "Determinants of Constitutionally Safeguarded Judicial Review: Insights Based on a New Indicator", in: Yun-chien Chang (ed.), Empirical Legal Analysis: Assessing the Performance of Legal Institutions, Routledge, pp. 216-54, [Link].

Working Papers:

  • Brown, Patrick, Jerg Gutmann & Stefan Voigt; "Let the Sunshine in: Why Countries Adopt Freedom of Information Acts", [Download].
  • Gutmann, Jerg; "Pulling Leviathan's Teeth - The Political Economy of Death Penalty Abolition".
    (Presented at the LSA Annual Meeting 2011 in San Francisco; at the EALE Annual Conference 2011 in Hamburg.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg, Fabio Padovano & Stefan Voigt; "Perception vs. Experience: How to Explain Differences in Corruption Measures Using Microdata".
    (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; at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge; at the EPSA Conference 2014 in Edinburgh; at the Silvaplana Workshop 2014 in Pontresina.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg, Sina Imhof & Stefan Voigt; "Are You Green Yet? - On the Diffusion of Constitutionally Protected Environmental Rights", [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.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Constitutional Constraints on the Military".
    (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.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Islam and the Rule of Law: Lessons for the EU's External Policy", revise & resubmit.
    (Presented at the workshop "Rule of Law in EU External Action" 2014 in Leuven.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Lending a Hand to the Invisible Hand? - Assessing the Effects of Newly Enacted Competition Laws", [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; at the EPCS Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "Mapping the Road to Freedom: The Correlates and Roots of the Rule of Law".
    (Presented at the World Justice Project Scholars Conference 2014; at the Danish Public Choice Workshop 2015 in Aarhus. To be presented at the EMLE MTM Workshop in Law & Economics 2015 in Rotterdam; at the EPCS Meeting 2015 in Groningen.)
  • Gutmann, Jerg & Stefan Voigt; "The Effects of Large-scale Disasters on Human Rights".
    (Presented at the PCS Conference 2014 in New Charleston; at the EALE Annual Conference 2014 in Aix-en-Provence; at the "Interdisciplinary Workshop on Institutional Economics" 2014 in Freiburg. To be presented at the EPCS Meeting 2015 in Groningen.)
  • Lucas, Viola & Jerg Gutmann; "Unbundling Private and Public Sector Corruption: Insights Based on Two New Indicators", [Download].
    (Presented at the EPSA Conference 2014 in Edinburgh.)

Work in Progress:

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

Data and Appendices

Selected datasets for replication purposes (download might require right-click and "save link as..."):

Forthcoming datasets:

  • Gutmann & Voigt: data on economic, political, emancipatory and basic human rights.
  • Gutmann & Voigt: data on large-scale disasters.
  • Lucas & Gutmann: data on private and public sector corruption.

Online Appendices:


  • European Association of Law & Economics, German Law & Economics Association, Hamburg Law & Economics Society
  • European Public Choice Society


  • Constitutional Political Economy; Economics; Economics & Politics; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; Kyklos; Review of Law & Economics