851-0735-04L  Workshop and Lecture Series in Law and Finance

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersG. Hertig
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


851-0735-04 SWorkshop and Lecture Series in Law and Finance
**together with University of Zurich**
More information at: Link
2 hrs
Tue/2w16:15-18:00UNI ZH .
Wed/2w16:15-18:00IFW A 32.1 »
G. Hertig

Catalogue data

AbstractThe Workshop and Lectures Series in Law & Finance is a joint seminar of ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University of St. Gallen. Each semester, several guest scholars from law, finance and related fields give a lecture and/or discuss their ongoing research. All speakers are internationally well-known experts from Europe, the U.S. and beyond.
ObjectiveThe Lecture and Workshop Series in Law & Finance aims at allowing participants to discuss current financial regulation and corporate governance issues with leading academics.
ContentParticipants discuss current Law & Finance issues with guest scholars from Europe and the U.S. In addition, participants write a comment on one of the discussed papers.
Lecture notesTo be discussed papers are posted in advance on the course's web page
Literature- Benefit-Cost Analysis of Financial Regulation, Conference Issue, 43(2) Journal of Legal Studies 2014
- Andrei Shleifer, The Failure of Judges and the Rise of Regulators (MIT Press 2012)
- Viral Acharya et al., Regulating Wall Street (Wiley 2011)
- Raghuram G. Rajan, Fault Lines (Princeton University Press 2010)
- Reinier Kraakman et al., The Anatomy of Corporate Law. A Comparative and Functional Approach (2d ed., Oxford University Press 2009)
- Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor, Law and Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
- Jean Tirole, The Theory of Corporate Finance (Princeton University Press, 2006)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersG. Hertig
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationTo get credits participants must cumulatively:
1) Attend 11 of the 14 lectures/workshops on the program,
2) Write a graded comment (2 pages minimum) on one of the papers discussed at the lecture/Workshop
3) Participate actively during the course (e.g. via questions)

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

GESS Science in PerspectiveLawWInformation