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Yoan Hermstrüwer is Assistant Professor of Legal Tech, Law and Economics and Public Law at the University of Zurich. In his research projects, he uses experimental and empirical methods to investigate how law and institutions affect individual and collective behaviour. In recent projects, he is primarily concerned with the question of the prerequisites and legal implications of fair matching and machine learning algorithms. Methodologically, these projects are interdisciplinary at the interface of law, economics and computer science.

Yoan Hermstrüwer was a Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School, a Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School and a Lecturer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since 2023, he has been a Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Common Goods.

He completed his law studies at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2) and Bonn with a Licence en droit and the First State Examination. He then worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Common Goods. In his doctoral thesis in law, he reconstructed the limits of consent under data protection law with the help of experimental methods, among other things. His second state examination was followed by a doctorate in economics with an experimental economic and empirical study of the design of public markets.

Research interests:
Law and Technology, Law and Economics