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Aristides Hatzis

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science & Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5565
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: ahatzis[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Please visit my homepage
Website: www.phs.uoa.gr/ahatzis
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of History & Philosophy of Science
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771 Athens, Greece

Academic information


  • 1989 LL.B. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law
  • 1993 LL.M. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law (History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law)
  • 1994 LL.M. University of Chicago Law School (Philosophy & Economic Analysis of Law)
  • 1999 J.S.D. University of Chicago Law School (Law & Economics)

Research interests

  • Law & Economics
  • Philosophy of Law, Moral Philosophy & Political Philosophy
  • Contract Theory
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Constitutional Economics
  • Law in Literature, Theater & Cinema
  • Bioethics
  • Game Theory
  • Evolutionary Psychology

Courses and Seminars



  • Principles of Economics
  • Legal Theory

Elective - Compulsory

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political & Constitutional History of Modern Greece
  • Law & Economics (University of Athens Law School)


  • Rational Choice: Decisions, Games and Institutions

Selected Publications

  • Norms and Values in Law & Economics (London: Routledge, 2015) (editor)
  • Methodology of Law & Economics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015) (editor)
  • Economic Analysis of Law: A European Perspective (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015) (editor)
  • “Morality, Social Norms and Rule of Law as Transaction Cost-Saving Devices: The Case of Ancient Athens” (with Anastassios Karayiannis), European Journal of Law & Economics 30 (2012)
  • “Rational After All: Toward an Improved Theory of Rationality in Economics” (with Yulie Foka-Kavalieraki), Revue de Philosophie Economique 12 (June 2011).

Additional Information

You can find everything here: http://www.phs.uoa.gr/~ahatzis/index_ENG.htm