Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann

Senior Research Fellow, Alumnus IMPRS Uncertainty
Contact Information
++49 (0) 228 91416-26

Research Focus: 

empirical legal studies, law and language, corporate law, behavioral law and economics, legislative theory

Academic Career: 
  • Since 2015: Elected Representative of Junior Fellows at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  • 2015 Law Book Editor, Mohr Siebeck publishers, Tübingen
  • Since 2014: Junior Fellow (Nachwuchskollegiat), Baden-Wurttemberg Academy of Sciences at Heidelberg (HAW)
  • 2013-2015: Doctoral student (Economics), University of Jena
  • 2013-2015: Legal clerk (Referendar) in Erfurt, Speyer, Leipzig, Tübingen and Pretoria
  • 2010-2013: Doctoral student (Law), University of Bonn / IMPRS Uncertainty
  • 2010 Law Degree, J.D. equivalent (Erstes Staatsexamen), Hamburg, Germany

Academic Theses (Qualifikationsschriften)

reviewed (in German) by Rath, Legal Tribune Online 2015; Lieder/Hoffmann, Die Aktiengesellschaft 2015, 171; Braun Binder, Die Öffentliche Verwaltung 2015, 384; Rottleuthner, Juristenzeitung 2016, 86; Ekhardt, Rechtsphilosophie 2016, 110

analysis in part extended in: 11 New Journal for Insolvency Law and Turnaround (NZI) 2008, 667; 12 Journal for the Entire Law of Insolvency (ZInsO) 2009, 264


Publications in German 


Publications in English

Fischer S., Goerg S. J., Hamann H., Cui Bono, Benefit Corporation? An Experiment Inspired by Social Enterprise Legislation in Germany and the US, Review of Law & Economics (RLE), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 79-110, 2015.

Hamann H., Unpacking the Board: A Comparative and Empirical Perspective on Groups in Corporate Decision-Making, Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-54, 2014.

Engel C., Hamann H., The Hog-Cycle of Law Professors, Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn, no. 8, issue 2012.

Rieder L., Hamann H., Student Participation in Legal Education in Germany and Europe, German Law Journal (GLJ), vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1095–1112, 2009.