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EBS University of Business and Law

EBS Law School

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3

65189 Wiesbaden


Research Interests

I study Contracts and Corporations from an Empirical Legal Studies perspective. This includes, for example, Legal Corpus Linguistics, Behavioral Economics, Networks and Complexity, and Legislative Theory. I am committed to open research practices and contribute to Open Data initiatives, trying to advance Open Access to research and knowledge.


Hanjo Hamann joined EBS Law School in 2022. He studied law and psychology at the universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg, and holds doctorates in law and in economics from the universities of Bonn and Jena. He obtained international research and teaching experience in Florence, Chengdu, Pretoria, and at Stanford University, where he obtained both a Master of the Science of Law (JSM) and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (GCDH). Hamann is a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, a laureate fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Language & Law (JLL) as well as a founding editor of the blog “Legal Empirics in Europe” (R|E).


Landmark Ideas Award 2017, German Presidential Office (Bundespräsident)

Manfred Fuchs Prize 2018, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (HAdW)

Rising Researcher of the Year 2020, German University Association (DHV)

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022, German Research Foundation (DFG)


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