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Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions

Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Tecnhology

Phone: +30-210-7275565

E-mail: ahatzis[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr

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Aristides Hatzis is a Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Athens with a doctorate on Law & Economics from the University of Chicago (under the supervision of Judge Richard Posner). He is also the Director of Research at the Center for Liberal Studies, a Fellow of the Institute for Research in Economics and Fiscal Issues/Paris, a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of European Contract Law/Munich, the Steering Committee of the European Network for Better Regulation/Brussels, and the Editorial Board of the European Review of Contract Law. He is a member of the scientific boards of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy, the Institute for Justice and Growth (EPLO) and the Historical Archive of the University of Athens. He served (from 2014 to 2016) as a member of the National Council for Research & Technology, the supreme advisory body of the Greek government for the formulation of the Research, Technology, and Innovation policy, as a member (from 2020 to 2021) at National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, and for four years (2002-2006) as a member of the steering committee of the European Association of Law & Economics. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards and his papers have been published in such journals as the International Review of Law & EconomicsEuropean Journal of Law & EconomicsCommentaries in Law & EconomicsRevue de Philosophie EconomiqueManagerial and Decision Economics, etc. and in international collective volumes. He has refereed papers for over 30 journals, and he has taught as Visiting Professor in Greek, European and North American universities. He is the co-editor of Law and Economics: Philosophical Issues and Fundamental Questions (Routledge, 2015) and the author (in Greek) of Liberalism (Papadopoulos, 2017), Arguments for Liberty (Papadopoulos 2017), Institutions (Papadopoulos 2018) and (in English) The Noblest Cause: The 1821 Greek War of Independence (forthcoming, U.S.A. 2023) His op-eds have been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the CNBC and other major international and Greek media. He has also given interviews to major international media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Aftonbladet, BBC, Bloomberg News, Daily TelegraphEconomist, Euronews, Financial TimesFT DeutschlandGuardian, HürriyetNRC Handelsblad, National Public Radio, New York TimesTimes του Λονδίνου, Politico, Reason, Spiegel, Southern California Public Radio, Time, Voice of America, Wall Street Journal, Yomiuri Shimbun, the Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and U.S. public TV and Radio, etc.). He is a member of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Amnesty International.