Honorary Doctorates of the Faculty of Business and Economics

Prof. Dr. Trevor Hastie

At the dies academicus 2018, the Faculty of Economic Sciences honored Prof. Dr. Trevor Hastie. He received an honorary doctorate for outstanding achievements in the field of statistical learning. Prof. Dr. Hastie, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Stanford University, is considered one of the pioneers of Big Data analysis. His research focuses on modelling and prediction problems in biology and genetic research, medicine and industry. In his acceptance speech Hastie recalls his academic fathers, some of whom came from Germany.
Homepage of Prof. Dr. Trevor Hastie at Stanford University

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Presentation of an honorary doctorate at the dies academicus 2017 for outstanding achievements in the field of Entrepreneurial Finance at the interface of law and economics, such as venture capital financing and family businesses, to Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Technical University of Munich.
Homepage of Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner at the Technical University of Munich

 

Prof. Dr. Helen Nissenbaum

Presentation of the honorary doctorate Dr. rer. pol. h.c. at the dies academicus 2017 for outstanding achievements in the field of privacy protection in a networked world to Prof. Dr. Helen Nissenbaum.
Prof. Dr. Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture, Communication and Computer Science at New York University and Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech.
Homepage of Prof. Dr. Nissenbaum at Cornell Tech University .

 

Prof. em. Dr. Paul Davies

Prof. em. Dr. Paul Davies was awarded an honorary doctorate Dr. iur. h.c. at the dies academicus 2016.
The lawyer Prof. Dr. Paul Davies, M.A., LL.M., QC (hon.), FBA, is author of the standard reading of British students of the Company Law "Principles of Modern Company Law" and co-editor and author of the "Anatomy of Corporate Law". From 2009 to 2014 he was Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford and previously Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He has received special recognition from the Association of German Corporate Law Specialists and is a frequent guest at symposia in Germany.
He can read German and promotes the dialogue between the different worlds of German civil law corporate law and English common law corporate law.
To the homepage of Prof. Dr. em. Paul Davies at the University of Oxford.

 

Prof. Dr. iur. Jürgen Schwarze

Prof. Dr. iur. Jürgen Schwarze was awarded an honorary doctorate Dr. jur. h.c. at the dies academicus 2015.
Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Schwarze, former Professor of German and Foreign Public Law, European and International Law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i. Brsg., is one of the most distinguished jurists in the fields of European constitutional and administrative law as well as European commercial law.
Some of his publications were based on his qualifications, such as his work on European administrative law. The focus of his work is always on linking the legal traditions of the member states with European law, whereby a pronounced dogmatic approach is always combined with legal-political considerations. For many years he was chairman of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Europarecht, the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung and the Fédération Internationale por le droit européen.
He has held chairs at the University of Hamburg and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and is an honorary doctor of the University of Athens and Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple, London.
To the homepage of Prof. Dr. Schwarze at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.

 

Prof. Deborah R. Hensler, Ph.D.

Honorary doctorate Dr. jur. of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the dies academicus 2014 in recognition of achievements in the field of empirical studies of the legal system.
Prof. Deborah R. Hensler, Ph.D., is Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution at Stanford Law School, Associate Dean for Advanced Degree Programs and Director of Law and Policy Lab. She is one of the leading scholars in the field of civil law and in the empirical study of legal proceedings.
Homepage of Prof. Deborah R. Hensler, Ph.D., at Stanford Law School

 

Prof. Dr. Per Erik Lage Davidsson

The Faculty of Economics awarded an honorary doctorate to the Swedish scientist Prof. Dr. Per Erik Lage Davidsson at the dies academicus 2013.

Prof. Dr. Davidsson is a business economist and business psychologist and has held the Chair of Entrepreneurship at Jönköping International Business School since 1996. He is also Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
The central research topic of Prof. Dr. Davidsson is the investigation of new start-ups, where he is particularly concerned with the question of how "opportunities" can be used for entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurial opportunities can be realized.

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Basedow LL.M. (Harvard University)

The Faculty of Economic Sciences awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. at the dies academicus 2012. Jürgen Basedow LL.M (Harvard University), who has been Director of the Max Planck Institute for Private Law in Hamburg since 1997. With his comprehensive basic legal research, Jürgen Basedow shapes the scientific discourse in central business-oriented fields of law.

Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher

The Faculty of Economics awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher, Director of the Institute for European and International Business Law, University of St. Gallen, and since 2003 President of the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), at the dies academicus 2012.

Prof. Dr. Dres. Karsten Schmidt

At the dies academicus 2012, the Faculty of Economics awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Dres. Karsten Schmidt, who is one of the leading researchers in the fields of civil law, commercial law, corporate law, insolvency law, competition law and antitrust law and was President of the Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft in Hamburg.