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Empirical Legal Studies Workshop

Wednesday 25 October 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Aim and structure

Empirical research is becoming more and more prevalent in legal scholarship. In order to promote this field and to introduce advancements in research designs, a group of three leading universities in the Netherlands is organising bi-annual workshops on Empirical Legal Studies. Each workshop hosts prominent scholars in the field of Empirical Legal Studies as keynote speakers and a number of young scholars at the beginning of their academic career, who present their working papers where they use quantitative or qualitative research methods to address legal questions and evaluate public policies. The workshops provide an environment to exchange ideas and to discuss developments in the area of Empirical Legal Studies.

Keynote lecture

Do Constitutional Rights Make a Difference?

Prof. Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia)

Closing lecture

Delegation and Informal Governance in EU Legislative Policy-making: Trilogue Negotiators as Loyal Agents?

Prof. Tom Delreux (UCLouvain)


12:30-14:30 Keynote Lecture
Do Constitutional Rights Make a Difference?
Mila Versteeg (Virginia)

13:40-13:50 Coffee Break

13:50-14:20 Terror and the Legitimation of Violance: A Cross-national Analysis of the Relationship between Terrorism and Homicide Rates
Alexander Kamprad (Milan)
Marieke Liem (Leiden)
Discussant: Madeleine Hosli (Leiden)

14:20-14:50 Does Suffering Suffice? An Experimental Test of Moore’s Retributivism
Anrei Poama (Leiden)
Discussant: Elena Reznichenko (Erasmus)

14:50-15:20 How Institutions Shape Preferences: Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale Property Rights Reform Implemented as Randomized Control-Trial
Marco Fabbri (Erasmus)
Discussant: Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden)

15:20-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 It Takes Two to Tango. The Preliminary Reference Dance between the CJEU and Dutch Courts in the Field of Migration
Jasper Krommendijk (Radboud)
Discussant: Elaine Mak (Utrecht)

16:00-16:30 Norms, Identification and Centralization of Public Goods: A Social Identity Analysis with an Application to the EU
Joe Rieff (Erasmus)
Discussant: Tom Delreux (Louvain)

16:30-16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-17:45 Closing Lecture
Delegation and Informal Governance in EU Legislative Policy-making: Trilogue Negotiators as Loyal Agents?
Tom Delreux (Louvain)

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