Faculty Profiles

Alexander Stremitzer

Alexander Stremitzer

Assistant Professor of Law
B.Sc., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, 2000
M.I.M.(C.E.M.S.), HEC-Paris, 2000
Ph.D., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, 2003
J.D., University of Vienna, 2006
UCLA Law faculty since 2011

Articles

The Robustness Case for Proportional Liability (with Avraham D. Tabbach), The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (BEJTE) (forthcoming 2014). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Breach Remedies Inducing Hybrid Investments (with Daniel Göller), 37 International Review of Law & Economics 26-38 (2014). Full Text
On and Off Contract Remedies Inducing Cooperative Investments (with Richard R. W. Brooks), 14(2) American Law and Economics Review 488-516 (2012). [Working Paper Version]
Opportunistic Termination, 28 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 381-406 (2012). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Standard Breach Remedies, Quality Thresholds, and Cooperative Investments, 28 Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 337-59 (2012). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Framing Contracts: Why Loss Framing Increases Effort (with Richard R. W. Brooks and Stephan Tontrup), 168 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 62-82 (2012). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
The Measure of a MAC: A Machine-Learning Protocol for Analyzing Force Majeure Clauses in M&A Agreements: Comment, 168 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 206-208 (2012). Full Text
Beyond Ex Post Expediency - An Ex Ante View of Rescission (with Richard R.W. Brooks), 68 Washington and Lee Law Review 1171-83 (2011). Full Text
Remedies On and Off Contract (with Richard R.W. Brooks), 120 Yale Law Journal 690-727 (2011). Full Text
If You Give Shareholders Power, Do They Use It?: Comment, 166 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 58-61 (2010). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Der Einwand rechtmäßigen Alternativverhaltens - Rechtsvergleich, Ökonomische Analyse und Implikationen für die Proportionalhaftung (with Kristoffel Grechenig), 73 Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 336-371 (2009). (English Title: The Doctrine of Proximate Cause - A Comparative and Economic Approach and its Implications for Proportional Liability) Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Erga Omnes Norms and the Enforcement of International Law: Comment, 165 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 29-32 (2009). Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Haftung bei Unsicherheit des hypothetischen Kausalitätsverlaufs – Berechnungsmethoden am Beispiel der Arzthaftung, 208(5) Archiv für die civilistische Praxis (AcP) 676-698 (Oktober 2008). (English Title: Liability under Uncertain Causation – Calculation of Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases) Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Exploiting Plaintiffs through Settlement: Divide and Conquer: Comment, 164 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 27-30 (2008). Full Text[Working Paper Version]
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Books and Book Chapters

Die Proportionalhaftung als vorzugswürdiges Haftungsregime (with Gregor Christandl), in Interdisziplinäre Studien zur Komparatistik und zum Kollisionsrecht 201-35 (edited by B. Verschraegen, Jan Sramek Verlag, Wien, 2010). (English Title: Proportional Liability as the Preferrable Liability Regime, in Interdisciplinary Studies of Comparative and Private International Law.)
Ökonomische Analyse der Organhaftung (with Georg Eckert and Kristoffel Grechenig), in Vorstandshaftung in 15 europäischen Ländern 95-163 (edited by S. Klass, Linde Verlag, Wien, 2005). (English Title: Economic Analysis of Director’s Liability) Full Text | [Working Paper Version]
Agency Theory: Methodology, Analysis. A Structured Approach to Writing Contracts. Peter Lang (2005). Part of the Outstanding Dissertations Series of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Full Text
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Case Studies and Teaching Materials

The Femern Fixed Link: A Case Study in the Optimization of Construction Contracts (with Daniel Alterbaum, Richard R. W. Brooks and Henrik Lando), Yale School of Management Case No. 10-040 (2011). Full Text
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Working Papers

Promises and Expectations (with Florian Ederer), Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1931. Full Text
Stretch It But Don’t Break It – The Hidden Cost of Framing (with Richard R.W. Brooks and Stephan Tontrup), UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 13-22.  Full Text
Insolvency and Biased Standards - The Case for Proportional Liability (with Avraham D. Tabbach), Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 397. Full Text
Plaintiffs Exploiting Plaintiffs, SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper No. 224.(revise and resubmit Games and Economics Behavior) Full Text
Resurrecting Causation, UCLA School of Law Working Paper Series, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 12-10. Previous Version: Negligence-Based Proportional Liability – How More Lenient Sanctions Lead to Higher Compliance. [Working Paper Version]
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Work in Progress

Why People Keep Promises (joint with Florian Ederer).
Promissory Estoppel and Reliance Investments--Experimental Evidence (with Rebecca Stone).
Promise Keeping and the Use of Agents--Experimental Evidence (with Russell Korobkin).
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Co-Authors

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