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Emanuel V. Towfigh

Emanuel V. Towfigh

Member from 2011 to 2016
subject: Jurisprudence

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EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Empirische Rechtsforschung und Rechtsökonomik
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3
65189 Wiesbaden

Tel.: (0611) 71 02-22 53
Fax: (0611) 71 02 10-22 53
emanuel@towfigh.net

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Research Areas

  • Public law

  • Constitutional law and constitutional theory

  • Administrative law

  • Economic analysis of law

  • Psychology of law

  • Empirical law research

  • Religious institutional law

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016

    Chair for Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Law & Economics, EBS University Law School, Wiesbaden

  • 2015/16

    Visiting Professor of Law, Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice), Faculty of Law, Humboldt-University Berlin

  • 2015

    Acting Professor of Law, Professorship for Public Law and Public International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Münster

  • 2014/15

    Acting Professor in Public Law (Prof. Heinig) at the University of Göttingen

  • 2014

    Habilitation in Public Law and Legal Theory at the University of Münster

  • 2012/13

    Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia, School of Law

  • 2011/12

    Global Fellow (Hauser Research Scholar), New York University, School of Law

  • since 2007

    Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research of Community Goods, Bonn; Lecturer at the University of Munster and Bonn

  • 2007

    Second State Exam in Law, admitted to the bar

  • 2005 – 2007

    Legal Clerkship

  • 2003 – 2007

    Research Assistant at the Communal Science Institute, Professor for Public Law and Administrative Science, Westphalia Wilhelm University of Munster

  • 2005

    Dissertation for Dr. iur., University of Munster; Dissertation Prize from the University; Grant from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 2002

    First State Law Exam

  • 1997 – 2002

    Undergraduate Student of Law, Economics and the Chinese Language at the University of Munster and Nanjing (PR China); Grant from the German National Academic Foundation and from the Krupp Foundation

Featured Publication

Economic Methods for Lawyers. Emanuel V. Towfigh and Niels Petersen, with contributions by Markus Englerth, Sebastian J. Goerg, Stefan Magen, Alexander Morell, Klaus Ulrich Schmolke

Economic Methods for Lawyers. Emanuel V. Towfigh and Niels Petersen, with contributions by Markus Englerth, Sebastian J. Goerg, Stefan Magen, Alexander Morell, Klaus Ulrich Schmolke

Responding to the growing importance of economic reasoning in legal scholarship, this innovative work provides an essential introduction to the economic tools which can usefully be employed in legal reasoning. It is geared specifically towards those without a great deal of exposure to economic thinking and provides law students, legal scholars and practitioners with a practical toolbox to shape their writing, understanding and case preparation. The book’s clear focus on economic methods poses a refreshing change to conventional textbooks in this area, which tend to focus on content-related theories. Recognising that it is often difficult to derive adequate conclusions for legal arguments without first understanding the methodological limitations of economic studies, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the most important economic concepts in order to bridge this gap. These include: game theory, public choice and social choice theory, behavioural economics, empirical research design, basic statistics. Owing to its concise and accessible style, Economic Methods for Lawyers will provide an invaluable companion for legal scholars or practitioners who wish to utilise economic methods for developing legal argument. 224 pages. Cheltenham, Edgar Elgar Publishing, in print: 27 Nov 2015

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