The kick-off meeting of the ITN project 'European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society (EIPIN-Innovation Society)' was held last week in Brussels. METRO Vice-Director Niels Philipsen acts as the project manager of EIPIN Innovation Society.
METRO, the Institute for Transnational Legal Research (in Dutch: Maastrichts Europees instituut voor Transnationaal Rechtswetenschappelijk Onderzoek), contributes to environmental law, tort law, and the economic analysis of law by executing high-quality research. Metro is a reliable and international research institute and distinguishes itself for dedicated researchers in various fields of law.
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METRO initiates and stimulates comparative and trans-boundary legal research and organizes conferences about various legal themes. Moreover, the institute publishes the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, one of the top three journals in this field in Europe and the Ius Commune Europaeum Book Series. METRO is very active in the field of contract research, for example for the EU, OECD, and national governments.
METRO researchers are all in one way or another involved in teaching. Courses vary from environmental law and Law & Economics to competition law. Courses are taught at Maastricht University, but many visiting professorships (in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America) have also been established. Student fellows are selected to help them develop their organizational and research skills.
METRO facilitates the Ius Commune Research School, a cooperation between the law faculties of the Universities of Maastricht (UM), Utrecht (UU), Amsterdam (UvA), and Leuven (K.U. Leuven), focused on the realization of a Ius Commune in Europe. Management and secretariat of the Research School are located at METRO, and METRO oversees the Ius Commune Casebooks and publishes the Ius Commune Europaeum Books.
“We perform research on assignment for the Dutch government as well. After the firework disaster in Enschede, the ministry of interior asked us to examine a more adequate, fair and fast compensation to victims.”
“Environmental law is a very complex field. It concerns many different environmental problems. Furthermore, there are many forms in which the behaviour of citizens and companies may be regulated. The main question is: how will you go about it? A lot of research is being conducted on these issues.”
“In our research, we often employ methods derived from law and economics. Efficiency is a central concept in economics, but it is important also to make explicit the trade-offs between efficiency and other social values such as fairness, non-discrimination and income distribution.”
Read about the latest publication contributions by Prof. Michael Faure.
Call for Papers for the seminar on “Reconsidering the Law-Finance Nexus in a Post-Crisis World” (The 5th International Seminar on Law and Economics, held in Beijing, 2 June 2017)
On 17th October 2016, Prof. Michael Faure presented at a workshop in Cairo on law and economics, organised by the Center for Institutions, Economics and Law in Egypt, CIELE. He gave an introduction to law and economics and presented a paper on liability and compensation as tools to reduce disaster risks.