Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken

Position: 
Research Affiliate
Contact Information
External Contact Information
Phone: 
++41-71-242 20 20
Fax: 
Fax: ++41-71-242 20 21
University of St. Gallen
Max Schmidheiny Foundation Tenure-Track-Professor for Law and Economics, Public, International and European Law
Guisanstr. 36
CH-9010 St. Gallen

Research Focus: 
  • Public International Law, especially international economic law, investment law and human rights, Theories of International Law;
  • (Behavioral) Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Deliberative Theories
  • Regulation of Financial Markets, Theories of Regulation, Administrative Law
  • Corruption
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment
Academic Career: 
  • 1987-1992: studied economics and communication science at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1992: M.A. in Economics, Diploma in Communication Science
  • 1992-1997: studied law in Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian-University
  • 1997: First Law Degree
  • 1997-1998: Visiting Scholar at the Law Schools of UC Berkeley and Yale University, financed by the a doctoral scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 1998-2000: Graduate Research Assistant to the Chair of Economic Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Prof. Dr. Henner Kleinewefers
  • 2001: Doctoral Thesis “Rational-Choice in der Rechtswissenschaft. Zum Stellenwert der ökonomischen Theorie im Recht”, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Supervision: Prof. Gerard Rowe
  • 2000-2002: Trainee Clerk at the Appeals Court in Berlin (Kammergericht)
  • 2002: 2. Juristisches Staatsexamen („Bar Exam“)
  • 2000-2003: Graduate Research Assistant to the Chair of German, European and International Civil- and Business Law and New Institutional Economics, Humboldt-University Berlin, Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Kirchner
  • 2003-2005: Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
  • Since July 2005: Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Research on Collective Goods
  • Since October 2006: Max Schmidheiny Foundation Tenure-Track-Professor for Law and Economics, Public, International and European Law

Publications