Universität Bonn

Department of Economics / IAME

Prof. em. Dr. Urs Schweizer

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Prof. em. Dr. Urs Schweizer

Bonn Graduate School of Economics
Kaiserstraße 1, 3rd floor
53113 Bonn, Germany

schweizer@uni-bonn.de
+49 228 73-7931

Curriculum vitae
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Teaching
BASIS

Research Interests

  • Applied Game Theory
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Contract Theory

Publications

Articles

  • Urs Schweizer. “Damages for infringements of competition law.” European Journal of Law and Economics (2022): 353–377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-022-09735-8.
  • Henrik Lando and Urs Schweizer. “Causation and the incentives of multiple injurers.” International Review of Law and Economics 68 (December 2021): Article 106026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2021.106026.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Multiple Causes and Stacked Inferences.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 176, no. 1 (2020): 79–85. https://doi.org/10.1628/jite-2020-0011
  • Urs Schweizer. “But-for Causation and the Implementability of Compensatory Damages Rules.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 36, no. 2 (July 2020): 231–254. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewz014
  • Urs Schweizer. “Using Technology to Eliminate Traffic Congestion: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 175, no. 1 (2019): 144–148. https://doi.org/10.1628/jite-2019-0012
  • Urs Schweizer. “Maybe there Is No Bias in the Selection of Disputes for Litigation: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 174, no. 1 (2018): 177–182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/093245618X15115174056088
  • Urs Schweizer. “Efficient Compensation: Lessons from Civil Liability.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 173, no. 1 (2017): 54–70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/093245616X14743741664836
  • Urs Schweizer. “Allocation of Liability: On the Efficiency of Composite Sharing Rules: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 173, no. 1 (2017): 50–53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/093245616X14743741664791
  • Urs Schweizer. “Incentives to Acquire Information under Mandatory versus Voluntary Disclosure.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 33 (March 2017): 173–192. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/eww007
  • Urs Schweizer. “Litigated Cases: The Selection Effect Revisited.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 172, no. 3 (2016): 409–416. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245616X14534707121207 or PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Efficient incentives from obligation law and the compensation principle.” International Review of Law and Economics 45 (March 2016): 54–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2015.11.005
  • Urs Schweizer. “Can Simple Mechanism Design Results be Used to Implement the Proportionality Standard in Discovery? Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 172, no. 1 (2016): 222–226. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245616X14491404040454 or PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Do Physicians Respond to Liability Standards?: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 171, no. 1 (2015): 83–86. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245615X14188909230217 or PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Rational Choice versus Lawful Choice: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 170, no. 1 (March 2014): 122–128. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24549046
  • Urs Schweizer. “Damages Regimes, Precaution Incentives, and the Intensity Principle.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 169 (December 2013): 567–586. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245613X671247 or PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Product Warnings, Debiasing, and Free Speech: The Case of Tobacco Regulation: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 169, no. 1 (2013): 86–89. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245613X660438 or PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “The Questionable Efficiency of the Efficient-Breach Doctrine: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 168, no. 1 (March 2012): 32–37. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41474936
  • Urs Schweizer. “Damages for Breach of Duty in Corporate Disclosure" Review of Law & Economics 7, no. 2 (2011): 355–376. https://doi.org/10.2202/1555-5879.1518
  • Urs Schweizer. “Breach Remedies, Performance Excuses, and Investment Incentives.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 28, no. 4 (October 2012): 717–733. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewq018
  • Urs Schweizer. “Econometric Issues in Antitrust Analysis: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) 166, no. 1 (2010): 83–87. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40753076
  • Urs Schweizer. “Internalization Revisited: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 165, no. 1 (2009): 142–145. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752747
  • Urs Schweizer. “Legal Damages for Losses of Chances.” International Review of Law and Economics 29 (2009): 153–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2008.10.003
  • Urs Schweizer. “Contractual Enforcement Institutions and the Structure of Information: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 164 (2008): 159–162. PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Tortious Acts Affecting Markets.” International Review of Law and Economics 27 (2007): 49–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2007.04.006
  • Urs Schweizer. “On the Importance of Default Breach Remedies: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 163 (2007): 23–25. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752617
  • Urs Schweizer. “Universal Possibility and Impossibility Results.” Games and Economic Behavior 57 (2006): 73–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2005.08.015
  • Urs Schweizer. “Cooperative Investments Induced by Contract Law.” RAND Journal of Economics 37 (2006): 134–145. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-2171.2006.tb00008.x
  • Urs Schweizer. “Corporate Design for Regulability: Comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 162 (2006): 130–133. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752567
  • Urs Schweizer. “Law and Economics of Obligations.” Internatiional Review of Law and Economics 25 (2005): 209–228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irle.2005.06.004
  • Urs Schweizer. “The Pure Theory of Multilateral Obligations.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 161 (2005): 239–254. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752513
  • Urs Schweizer. “The Value of Information in the Hold-Up Problem – Discussion.” German Economic Review 5 (2004): 205–210. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-6485.2004.00102.x
  • Urs Schweizer. “Should Judges Update their Beliefs? – A Contract-Theoretic Perspective .” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 159 (2003): 65–69. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752371
  • Urs Schweizer. “Insititutions and impersonal exchange: from communal to individual responsibility – comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 158 (2002): 214–218. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40753065
  • Urs Schweizer. “Eigentumsrechte, Nachverhandlungen und die Theorie der Unternehmung.” Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (2001): 35-50. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-86554-0_3
  • Urs Schweizer. “Delineating the proper scope of government: A proper task for a constitutional court – comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 157 (2001): 224–229. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752266
  • Urs Schweizer. “Constraints on big-bang solutions: the case of intergenerational transfers - comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 156 (2000): 297–299. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752207 
  • Urs Schweizer. “The economic analysis of lotteries – discussion" Economic Policy 27 (1998): 395–398.
  • Urs Schweizer. “The phenomenology of contract: Complex contracting in the entertainment industry – comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 152 (1996): 140–145. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40751914 
  • Urs Schweizer. “Endogenous fertility and the Henry George Theorem.” Journal of Public Economics 61 (1996): 209–228. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40751914
  • Urs Schweizer. “Binmore’s and Samuelson’s perspective on the evolution of norms – comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 150 (1994): 64–67. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40753016
  • Urs Schweizer. “Fundamental properties of a surplus function.” In: W. E. Diewert, K. Spremann und F. Stehling (eds.), Mathematical Modelling in Economics. Berlin: Springer-Verlag (1993): 295–302. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78508-5_29
  • Urs Schweizer. “Institutional choice: a contract-theoretic approach.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 149 (1993): 151–169. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40751591
  • Urs Schweizer. “The ‘foreclosure’ effects of vertical mergers: comment.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 147 (1991): 227–231. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40752863
  • Urs Schweizer. “Calculus of consent: a game-theoretic perspective.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 146 (1990): 28–54. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40751301
  • Urs Schweizer. “Litigation and settlement under two-sided incomplete information.” Review of Economic Studies 56 (1989): 163–178. https://doi.org/10.2307/2297455
  • Urs Schweizer. “Externalities and the Coase Theorem: Hypothesis or result?” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 144 (1988): 245–266. Reprinted in: E. G. Furubotn and R. Richter (eds.), The New Institutional Economics. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1991. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40751071
  • Urs Schweizer. “Suburbanisierung als Folge fiskalischer Inäquivalenz.” Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik 122 (1986): 1–15.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Fiscal independence, spillovers, and residential choice.” Papers of the Regional Science Association 56 (1985): 59–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01887903
  • Urs Schweizer. “Theory of city system structure.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 15 (1985): 159–180. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-0462(85)90003-1
  • Urs Schweizer. “Fiscal decentralization under free mobility.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 14 (1984): 317–329. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-0462(84)90004-8
  • Urs Schweizer. “Welfare analysis of excise tax evasion.” Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft 140 (1984): 247–258. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40750694
  • Urs Schweizer. “Grundsätzliche Überlegungen zur Projektbewertung am Beispiel des Straßenbaus.” Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften 103 (1983): 369–388.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Reducing distortions under the revealed preference hypothesis.” Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie 42 (1983): 23–30. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41798165
  • Urs Schweizer. “Efficient exchange with a variable number of consumers.” Econometrica 51 (1983): 575–584. https://doi.org/10.2307/1912147
  • Urs Schweizer and Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg. “Sealed bid auctions and the search for better information.” Economica 50 (1983): 79–85. https://doi.org/10.2307/2554123
  • Urs Schweizer. “Binnenwanderung und gesamtwirtschaftliche Effizienz.” Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft 138 (1982): 225–240. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40750492 
  • Karl-Heinz Neumann, Urs Schweizer, and Carl Christian von Weizsäcker. “Tarifpolitik im Telekommunikationsbereich: Eine Wohlfahrtsanalyse.” Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft 138 (1982): 185–204. PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “A Lagrangean approach to the limit theorem on the core of an economy.” Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie 42 (1982): 23–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01288453
  • Urs Schweizer. “Eine neoklassische Erklärung urbaner Wohnstrukturen.” Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft 137 (1981): 222–233. PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “A spatial version of the nonsubstitution theorem.” Journal of Economic Theory 19 (1978): 307–320. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0531(78)90096-0
  • Heinz Müller and Urs Schweizer. “Temporary equilibrium in a money economy.” Journal of Economic Theory 19 (1978): 267–286. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0531(78)90094-7
  • John Hartwick, Urs Schweizer, and Pravin Varaiya. “A class of Markovian problems related to the districting problem for urban emergency services.” Ricerche Di Automatica 8 (1977): 1–19.
  • Urs Schweizer and Pravin Varaiya. “The spatial structure of production with a Leontief technology II: substitute techniques.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 7 (1977): 293–320. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-0462(77)90002-3
  • Urs Schweizer and Pravin Varaiya. “The spatial structure of production with a Leontief technology.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 6 (1976): 231–251. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-0462(76)90001-6
  • John Hartwick, Urs Schweizer, and Pravin Varaiya. “Comparative statics of a residential economy with several classes.” Journal of Economic Theory 13 (1976): 394–413. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0531(76)90049-1
  • John Hartwick, Urs Schweizer, and Pravin Varaiya. “General equilibrium and location theory.” Journal of Urban Economics 3 (1976): 285–303. https://doi.org/10.1016/0094-1190(76)90045-0
  • Urs Schweizer. “Convexification of preference orderings.” Operations Research Verfahren XXII (1976): 192–199.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Fortsetzung von Spezialisierungen: ein idealtheoretischer Zugang.” Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici 49 (1974): 245–250. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02566732

Book Chapters

  • Urs Schweizer. “Effiziente Pflichtverletzungen.” In Festschrift für Johannes Köndgen zum 70. Geburtstag, edited by M. Casper et al., 563–577. Cologne: RWS Verlag, 2016.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Commercial Opportunism from an Incentive Perspective.” In Contract Governance, edited by S. Grundman et al., 327–332. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Schadensausgleich. Alles oder Nichts?” In Festschrift zu Ehren von Christian Kirchner – Recht im ökonomischen Kontext, edited by W. A. Kaal, M. Schmidt, and A. Schwartze, 995–1010. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Ökonomische Analyse der Staatshaftung für legislatives Unrecht: Kommentar.” In Ökonomische Analyse des Europarechts, edited by P. Behrens, T. Eger, and H.-B. Schäfer, 73–79. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.  PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “Remedies for Non-Performance: Chapter 3 of Book III of the DCFR from an Economist’s Perspective.” In Economic Analysis of the DCFR, edited by P. Larouche and F. Chirico, 149–169. Sellier: European Law Publishers, 2010.  https://doi.org/10.1515/9783866538559
  • Urs Schweizer. “Contract Remedies from the Incentive Perspective.” In The Common Frame of Reference: A View from Law & Economics, edited by G. Wagner, 1–18. Sellier: European Law Publishers, 2009.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Die schadensrechtliche Lösung von Hold-up-Problemen.” In Arbeitsverträge, edited by W. Franz, 29–47. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.  
  • Urs Schweizer. “Vertragsstrafen.” In Internationalisierung des Rechts und seine ökonomische Analyse, edited by T. Eger, 263–274. Wiesbaden: Gabler Edition Wissenschaft, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8350-5582-7_1
  • Urs Schweizer. “Default Option by Design.” In Institutions in Perspective, edited by U. Bindseil, J. Haucap and C. Wey. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Technical Detail to the Discretion of the Commission? – The Contract-Theoretic Analysis of an Agent’s Desire.” In Jahrbuch für Neue Politische Ökonomie 22, 55–72. 2003.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Gesetzliche Entschädigungsansprüche und das Verursacherprinzip bei reziproken Externalitäten.” In Regulierung, Wettbewerb und Marktwirtschaft, Festschrift für Carl Christian von Weizsäcker, edited by H. G. Nutzinger, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2003.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Das Instrument der Enteignung aus vertragstheoretischer Sicht.” In Ökonomische Analyse von Verträgen, edited by W. Franz, 112–137. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Der dritte Hauptsatz der Wohlfahrtstheorie.” In Vorträge N 437, edited by Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 7–21. Westdeutscher Verlag, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-85284-7_1
  • Urs Schweizer. "Vertragstheorie." In Springers Handbuch der Volkswirtschaftslehre, Grundlagen 1, edited by A. Börsch-Supan, J. von Hagen, and P. J. J. Welfens, 229–268. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.376120
  • Urs Schweizer. “Politische Regeln als unvollständige Verträge: Ursache von Staatsversagen.” In Neue Politische Ökonomie von Normen und Institutionen. Jahrbuch für Neue Politische Ökonomie, 12. Band, edited by P. Herder-Dorneich, K.-E. Schenk, and D. Schmittchen, 210–223. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1993. PDF
  • Urs Schweizer. “General equilibrium in space and agglomeration.” In Location Theory. Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics, volume 5, edited by J. J. Gabszewicz, J.-F. Thisse, and M. Fujita, 151–185. Chur: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1986. Reprinted in: R. Arnott (ed.), Regional and Urban Economics, Part 1. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1996.
  • Urs Schweizer. “Edgeworth and the Henry George Theorem: How to finance local public projects.” In Locational Analysis of Public Facilities, edited by J.-F. Thisse and H. G. Zoller, 79–93. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1983.

Books

  • Urs Schweizer. Spieltheorie und Schuldrecht. Neue ökonomische Grundrisse, edited by Jürgen Eichberger and Werner Neus. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-153761-5
  • Urs Schweizer. Spieltheorie und Schuldrecht – Der Ersatz reiner Vermögensschäden. Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften – Ingenieur- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, vol. 14. Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2005. URL
  • Urs Schweizer. Vertragstheorie. Neue ökonomische Grundrisse, edited by Jürgen Eichberger and Werner Neus. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1999. URL

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Primidealketten. University of Basel, 1972.

Habilitation Treatise

  • Bodenpolitik und Grundrente: Eine wirtschaftstheoretische Analyse planungsbedingter Verteilungseffekte. University of Bonn, 1979.
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