Alexander Stremitzer

J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law


Before joining ETH Zurich in May 2018, Alexander Stremitzer was a full Professor of Law at UCLA from 2015 to 2018 and an Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale Law School and in Yale University’s economics department. He also spent extended research visits at NYU Law School, ETH Zurich and Columbia University's Center for Contracts and Economic Organization. In 2020, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association.

Alexander Stremitzer's research and teaching interests include theoretical and experimental law and economics, contracts, business bankruptcy, and contract design. In addition to works in German, his recent scholarly work in English has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, the Journal of Law & Economics, the American Review of Law & Economics, Games & Economic Behavior, the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and the Yale Law Journal. Furthermore, Alexander conducts lab, internet, and field experiments on legal and social institutions. He is also interested in the effects of new technologies on legal policy, regulation, and private ordering.

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  • Ph.D. Business Economics, WU-Vienna, Austria
  • J.D., University of Vienna, Austria
  • M.I.M.-CEMS, HEC-Paris, France
  • B.S. Business Administration, WU-Vienna, Austria

Prior Appointments

  • Professor of Law, 2015-2018, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Assistant Professor of Law, 2011-2015, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, 2006-2009, University of Bonn
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009-2010, Yale Law School

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