Prof. Dr. Jerg Gutmann
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Assistant Professor of Behavioral Law & Economics
- by appointment
• 01/1984: Born in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg.
• 10/2003-05/2008: Studied at University of Stuttgart (Technisch orientierter Diplom-Volkswirt).
• 10/2008-09/2010: Studied at Philipps University Marburg (M.Sc. Economics and Institutions).
• 04/2010-09/2010: WiMi, Chair of Microeconomics, Philipps University Marburg.
• 10/2010-12/2014: WiMi, Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg.
• 01/2015-12/2016: WiMi, Graduate School “Economics of the Internationalisation of the Law”, University of Hamburg and German Research Foundation (DFG).
• 01/2017-12/2018: WiMi, Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg.
• Since 02/2018: Co-Investigator, Economics of Compliance with Constitutions (ECC), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, #381589259).
• Since 01/2019: Juniorprofessor for Behavioral Law and Economics, University of Hamburg.
• Since 02/2021: Principal Investigator, The Arab Databank of L&E, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, #57587944).
A more comprehensive CV can be found here.
I work at the intersection between economics, law, and political science. Mostly, I study observational, experimental, and survey data. Occasionally, I might even write a game-theoretical model.
Since 2018, I am a co-investigator in the DFG-funded research project Economics of Compliance with Constitutions (ECC) in cooperation with Warsaw University.
Since 2021, I am a principal investigator in the DAAD-funded research project The Arab Databank of L&E in cooperation with BUE, FEPS, and Aswan University in Egypt.
An up-to-date list of my publications and links to working paper repositories can be found here.
Since March 2019, I am the coordinator of the specialization in law & economics (SPB VI) at the University of Hamburg's law school.
At the law school, I teach the “Introduction to Microeconomics” within the specialization in law & economics and the "Introduction to Statistics" in the general curriculum. In the European Master of Law & Economics (EMLE), I teach “Empirical Legal Studies” and the “Introduction to Microeconomics”. I also teach varying courses in the Master in Law & Economics of the Arab Region (MLEA).
Students in the specialization in law & economics who are interested in writing a term paper with me can find information here.
A summary of my teaching activities can be found here.
My main knowledge transfer activities involve policy advice regarding measurement and empirical analysis in my areas of research.
I have advised the Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP) of the European Union and the Philippine Department of Energy on the statistical impact evaluation of newly installed solar home systems in the rural Philippines. This involved data collection of pre- and post-treatment samples and the analysis of collected survey data.
Starting in July 2021, I am participating in a task force on corruption measurement created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to provide technical advice for a manual on corruption surveys.