PhD students

PhD students

 Cíntia Nunes

Thesis Title

Administered contracts for hydrocarbons extraction in Brazil

Email

c.nunes@law.eur.nl

Description

Cintia is a Brazilian fully qualified lawyer with a Law Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (2010). During her undergraduate studies she took part in the special energy law program of the Brazilian National Agency for Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis, ANP). She also holds a double LL. M. degree from the Universities of Hamburg and Rotterdam (2013) under the European Master in Law and Economics.

Cintia has previously worked as an associate lawyer at Bonavides Advocacia law firm, as a legal counsel for the Chief Prosecutor to the Rio Grande do Norte State Court of Audit (2011-2012), and as a technical assistant at the Brazilian Federal Revenue Office (2009-2011). Her PhD research on administered contracts for oil extraction in Brazil offers a comparative economic analysis of the institutions responsible for managing the hydrocarbons exploration and production contracts in that country, namely the regulatory agency for the sector (ANP), the judiciary and arbitral courts, both domestic and international. Cintia is interested in energy law, environmental law, international law of the sea, development and dispute settlement mechanisms.

 

Eka Lomtatidze

Thesis Title

Constitutionalizing Social Rights: Public Choice Analysis

Email

eka.lomtatidze@edle-phd.eu

Description

Ekaterine Lomtatidze received the first degree in Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and Master degrees from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and Columbia Law School (New York, US). In 2008-2012 Ekaterine worked at the Constitutional Court of Georgia as a legal advisor and worked on the landmark cases, including casses related to retroactivity of criminal laws, constitutionality of arrest and detention measures and liability of parents of juvenile offenders. She also taught courses on human rights and constitutional law at the two Georgian Universities: Ilia State University and Free University of Tbilisi. Currently, Ekaterine is a Ph.D. candidate in the European Doctorate of Law and Economics (EDLE) Program. Ekaterine’s research is related to public choice analysis of constitutional social, economic and rights. Doctoral thesis aims to answer why countries constitutionally commit themselves to social and economic rights, in view of the fact that they may not have resources to enforce them.

 

Shu Li

Thesis Title

Rethinking Intellectual Property Law in the Age of Disruptive Technologies: 3D printing and its implications

Email

li@law.eur.nl

Description

Shu Li holds a master degree of intellectual property law from China University of Political Science and Law (2015). Prior to that, he got the bachelor of law from the same university (2012) and gained an internship in the IP tribunal of the supreme court of China. He also has exchange study experience in Oxford University and Tilburg University. At the moment, he is a PhD candidate within the program of European Doctorate of Law and Economics. His research interests include law and technology, property law and economics, torts law and economics, and innovation policy.

Shu’s doctorate research focuses on the question that to what extent the increasing application of 3D printing disrupts the incumbent IP framework, specifically from property and torts law and economics perspectives, and the potential approaches for future legal design.

 

Maria Campos

Thesis Title

Nudging and behaviourally informed regulation: effectiveness and viability

Email

maria.campos@edle-phd.eu

Description

Maria graduated in Economics from the University of Coimbra in Portugal and she holds a Master’s degree in Economics (with a specilisation in Behavioural Economics and Game Theory) from the University of Amsterdam. She is interested in Behavioural and Experimental Economics and the applications of behavioural findings in policy. She has also been a trainee at the Directorate-General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission, where she assisted in the project management of behavioural and market studies in the field of consumer policy. She is currently a PhD candidate of the European Doctorate in Law and Economics, where she is investigating the viability and operational challenges of behaviourally informed regulation as well as the persistence effects of nudging tools.

 

Alberto Quintavalla

Thesis Title

Building a New Water Policy: Giving Water it’s Full Value

Email

quintavalla@law.eur.nl

Description

Alberto holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Parma and completed his Master thesis at the Utrecht Universiteit. After that, he completed the European College and the Master in European Studies at Luiss. He has been a visiting researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in July and August 2016. At the moment he is a PhD student within the program of Erasmus Graduate School of Law.

His research focuses on water management in the EU. Specifically, Alberto’s research considers how better water management in terms of economics can be achieved in the EU if non-economic values are also associated to the value of water.

Melanie Theisinger

Thesis Title

Email

theisinger@law.eur.nl

Description

Melanie Theisinger is a PhD researcher as part of the TTIP-ITN Marie Curie TTIP International Training Network, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law. She has graduated in international law and economics at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern and focused in her Master’s thesis on standardization and harmonization options for services regulations in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

The focus of her PhD research is on non-tariff measures (NTMs) and convergence options. Especially she analyzes the north-north trade relations and its application possibilities on the increasingly fragmented multilateral trading system. This includes the study of an increasingly globalized world trading system, with increasing digitalization and knowledge flows. The question is how to overcome regulatory divergence while considering path dependencies, different traditions in the legislative process and reallocation traditions to achieve greater unity in regulation and bring the global trading rules to the 21st century economy.

Previously experience includes the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). There she worked on publications concerning economic integration of the Arab region and their implications on the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Also, she contributed to papers on CGE analysis, global value chains, trade in agriculture, and digital economy. At the WTI, she contributed to impact studies on TTIP. Previously, she worked at EFTA on publications, statistics, implementation reports for the WTO, and exchanges of economic and trade information. At the Embassy of Canada, she worked on CETA, TTIP, and the transition to environmentally sustainable economies. Also at Siemens, she worked on publications regarding environmentally sustainable economies.