Panel sessions ESELS Conference Warsaw 2023

Monday 25 September 2023

11:00-12:00 Plenary 1 Auditorium
Chair: Jessie Pool  
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to the conference by ESELS President Jessie Pool, President of the European Society for Empirical Legal Studies
11:10 – 11:20

Opening of the Conference by prof. Krzysztof Kozlowski, Vice-rector of Warsaw School of Economics

11:20 – 11:30

Welcome address by Jaroslaw Beldowski on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee


Plenary address by prof. Jennifer Robbenolt, Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Illinois College of Law

Apologies, Remorse, and Amends: Empirical Legal Studies Across Domains and Disciplines

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Mezzanine
13:00 – 14:30 Panel session I.1            Corporate Law & Behaviour Room 3A
Chair: Jessie Pool
Jan Winczorek, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Poland

Legal semantics under trickle-down economics. How Polish SMEs use law to navigate business uncertainty?

Eberhard Feess, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Roee Sarel, Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany; Thomas Schilling, University of Trier, Germany

Moral accounting, real-effort, and unjust enrichment: experimental evidence

Jessie Pool, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Niek Strohmaier, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Noise and insolvency proceedings: how to promote sustainable liquidation?

13:00 – 14:30

Panel session I.2            Pre-arranged panel:

Disparities in Verdicts and Sentencing

Room 3B
Chair: Jonathan Hasson
Jose Pina-Sánchez, University of Leeds, UK

Modelling Sentencing Discrimination: Pitfalls and Solutions

Jakub Drápal, Institute of State and Law of Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Does an individualized threat of a suspended prison sentence deter offenders?

Ronen Shehman, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, School of Criminology, Israel

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Influence of Judges’ Sex and Age on Verdicts of Sexual Offence Cases

Yosef Zohar, Institute for Safety in the Criminal Justice System, Western Galilee College, Department of Criminology, Israel; Jonathan Hasson, Oxford University Faculty of Law, Centre of Criminology, UK & University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Israel

Trial in The Shadow of the Bargaining Range: The Sentencing Disparities Effect of Plea Bargaining –A Theoretical and Empirical Study

Jonathan Hasson, Oxford University, Faculty of Law, Centre of Criminology, UK & University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Israel

Circumventing mandatory minimum sentences through legal representation: A mixed methods study of drunk driving offences

13:00 – 14:30 Panel session I.3            International Courts Room 2A
Chair: Kyra Wigard
Urška Šadl, European University Institute (EUI) & iCourts, Copenhagen; Lucía López Zurita, Center for Global Mobility Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Sebastiano Piccolo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Cluster analysis of the citation network of the judgments of the European Court of Justice

Shai Dothan, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Denmark; Mitja Kovac, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia; Rok Spruk, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia

Democratic waves, preservation of international law and dynamic equilibrium

Wojciech Giemza, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The ICJ References in Investor-State Arbitration

Yulia Khalikova, University of Hamburg, Germany

How authoritarian courts use international law: Evidence from Russia

Kyra Wigard, Faculty of Law and Criminology, KU Leuven, Belgium

The Individual Opinions of Judges of the International Court of Justice: A Topic-Modelling Approach

13:00 – 14:30 Panel session I.4            Constitutional Law Room 2B
Chair: Tanja Porčnik

Emanuele Cocchiara, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy; Alberto Nicòtina, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Investigating the perception of constituent power by high-school students through role-play simulations: the ‘Young Constitution-Makers Project’

Marlene Löding, Umeå University, Department of Law, Sweden

Legislative preparatory works from a Swedish lower court perspective

Johan Lindholm, Umeå University, Sweden; Mattias Derlén, Umeå University, Sweden

Reforming Judicial Appointments in Sweden

Tanja Porčnik, Institute of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Constitutionalism and change in legal rules: an experimental analysis of preferences
13:00 – 14:30 Panel session I.5            Migrants, Discrimination & Hate Crimes Room 2E
Chair: Alex Berg
Štěpán Mikula, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Josef Montag, Charles University, Prague, Czech republic

School Principals and Minorities: A Field Experiment on Ethnic and Socioeconomic Discrimination

Anna Juzaszek, Doctoral School in the Social Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; Ewa Górska; Department of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Case files research in Polish courts concerning hate crimes: struggles and results

Ines Sučić, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia; Ivana Eterović, Croatian Law Centre, Zagreb, Croatia; Maja Munivrana, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Aleksandar Maršavelski , Faculty, of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Empirical approach to analysing hate crime cases

Alex Berg, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

The Legal Rights of Older Immigrants and Immigrants with Dementia in Finland

14:35 – 15:25 General Assembly (members only) Auditorium
14:30 – 15:30 Tea and coffee Mezzanine
15:30 – 17:00 Panel session II.1     Corporate Law Room 3A
Chair: Katarzyna McNaughton

Hanjo Hamann, JSM (Stanford) & EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden, Germany

Empirical Explorations of Administrative Practice. A Case Study of German State-Licensed Associations

Sahil Chopra, Université Sorbonne, Centre d’Economie de l’Université, Paris Nord (CEPN), France

Relationship between the judgements of the securities class action with significance level

Katarzyna McNaughton, UCI, Queens University, Canada

The Variability and Clustering of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs)-A Comparative Analysis of National Models of FIUs in Ten Selected Western and Eastern (post-Soviet) Countries

15:30 – 17:00 Panel session II.2            Methodology Room 3B
Chair: Rok Spruk

Camille Bordere, CERCCLE – Université de Bordeaux, France

Empirical Legal Studies and scholarship analysis. Escaping the Pitfalls of Discourse Analysis Using Empirical Tools

Jakob Merane, Center for Law & Economics, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland; Florian Geering, Center for Legal Data Science, Faculty of Law, University of Zürich, Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court Dataset

Maciej Świtała, Department of Quantitative Finance, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland

What are the courts deciding and what will they decide? Topic modelling and time series analysis on the example of the Polish judiciary

Saylon Alves Pereira, Insper; Camila Alves Borges Oliveira, São Paulo Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Law SP); Luciana Romano Morilas, University of Sao Paulo. Brazil

Law, Big Data, and Empirical Research: A Diagnosis of Initiatives for the Production of Public Legal Data in Brazil

Nuno Garoupa, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington, VA; Rok Spruk, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Synthetic control estimation: A new tool for empirical comparative constitutional law

15:30 – 17:00 Panel session II.3            Impact Assessment, Laws and Policy Room 2A
Chair: Jasper Sluijs

Theo Post, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The impact of nudges in health care policy

Jaroslaw Kantorowicz, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Enhancing Public Support for International Sanctions

Erik Wesselius, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Catrien Bijleveld, NSCR and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Emma Cirpka, Myra Colis, Aleksandra Dabek, Chanika Derksen, Marina Grcic, Rohied Mahboeb, Faith Obafemi, all at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Interventions after norm-transgressing behaviour: a vignette study

Florian Heine, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Jasper P. Sluijs, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Exclusionary Pricing by State-Owned Enterprises: Experimental Evidence

15:30 – 17:00 Panel session II.4            Online Regulation and Privacy Room 2B
Chair: Julia Krämer

Jesús C. Aguerri, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain; Mario Santisteban, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain; Fernando Miró‑Llinares, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain

Disruptive behaviors in online multiplayer games and Its content moderation implications

Rita Gsenger, Weizenbaum Institute Berlin, Germany

Evidence-based regulation of disinformation on online platforms

Jorge Constantino, TU Delft, the Netherlands

Overseeing Intelligence and Security Operations in Europe with a focus on privacy and data sharing practices

Mariia Domina, University of Lorraine, France

Gamification: manipulative techniques to attract investors

Julia Krämer, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The death of privacy policies: how app stores shape GDPR compliance of apps

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15:30 – 17:00 Panel session II.5            Family Law Room 2E
Chair: Lisette Dirksen
Marit Buddenbaum, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A new non-adversarial divorce procedure for parents with disputes in the Netherlands

Deborah Antony, University of Illinois, Springfield, USA

Mother vs. Father: English Common Law in the Right to the Naming of Children in Australia and the United States

Lisette Dirksen, Dept. Criminology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Nadia Ismaïli, Dept. Private Law, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Elanie Rodermond, NSCR & Dept. Criminology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Catrien Bijleveld, NSCR & Dept. Criminology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Masha Antokolskaia, Dept. Private Law, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Risky or at risk? An empirical legal study of the prevention of intergenerational transmission of (violent) extremist ideologies through child protection measures

17:00 – 18:00 Plenary round table: Interdisciplinarity in ELS Auditorium
Chairs: Catrien Bijleveld & Jarek Beldowski

Catrien Bijleveld (chair), NSCR and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Jarek Beldowski, (co-chair) Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland;

Libor Dusek, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic;

Sylwia Grzegorczyk-Abram, Clifford Chance, Warsaw, Poland;

Rita Gsenger, Weizenbaum Institute Berlin, Germany;

Kyra Wigard, KU Leuven, Belgium

18:30 – 22:00 Conference Dinner (with ticket only) Cafetaria

Key dates

Abstract Submissions Open: 20 April 2023

Deadline Abstract Submission: 25 May 2023

Abstract Submission Outcome: 1 June 2023

Registration Open: 1 June 2023

Deadline Early Bird Registration: 15 July 2023

Deadline Registration & Payment: 1 August 2023 (please contact us in case you missed the registration deadline and still want to join)

ESELS Conference: 25-26 September 2023

General Assembly European Society for Empirical Legal Studies: 25 September 2023

Conference Dinner: 25 September 2023

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