Dr. Hanjo Hamann


Guest Researcher, Alumnus IMPRS Uncertainty

Contact Information



Research Focus

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

Academic Career

  • Since 2014: Junior Fellow (Nachwuchskollegiat), Baden-Wurttemberg Academy of Sciences at Heidelberg (HAW)
  • Since 2013: Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute Bonn
  • 2013-2015: Legal Clerkship (Referendariat) in Erfurt, Speyer, Leipzig, Tübingen and Pretoria
  • 2010-2013: Research Fellow, MPI Bonn, and Doctoral Student, IMPRS Uncertainty, Jena
  • 2010 Law Degree (Erstes Staatsexamen), Hamburg, Germany

Academic Theses (Qualifikationsschriften)

List of German Publications

Publications in English

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.

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.

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.

Conference Presentations

  • 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), Warsaw, 09/2013
  • 9th International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics (IMEBE), Madrid, 04/2013
  • 1st Annual Western Empirical Legal Studies (WELS) Conference, Los Angeles, 02/2012
  • Economic Science Association Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting (APESA), Xiamen, 12/2011
  • 6th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS), Chicago, 11/2011
  • Joint Workshop with ETH Zurich (Prof. B. Frey & M. Osterloh), Bonn, 10/2011