Aristides N. Hatzis


Associate Professor

of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions

University of Athens

Department of Philosophy & History of Science



University Campus

Ano Ilisia

15771 Athens


Phone: (+30-210) 7275565
Fax: (+30-210) 7275530



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Biography: Born in Thessaloniki Greece in 1967. He completed his basic legal studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied Sociology, Philosophy, History and Economic Analysis of Law at the graduate level at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law (LL.B., LL.M.) and at the University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., J.S.D.) In 1999, he received his doctorate on the economics of contract law, under the supervision of Richard A. Posner (chair), Frank Easterbrook and William Landes. He is an attorney-at-law and a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 1992 and of the American Bar Association since 1994. In September 2001 he was elected a member of the steering committee of the European Association of Law & Economics and in 2002 he was the local organizer of EALE’s 19th annual conference. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Center for Free Enterprise in Seoul and member of the Advisory Board of the Society of European Contract Law, the Steering Committee of the European Network for Better Regulation and the Editorial Board of the European Review of Contract Law. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards and the author of many academic papers and newspaper op-eds. He is also member of the American Economic Association, American Law & Economics Association, American Political Science Association, American Society for Political & Legal Philosophy, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, International Economics & Philosophy Society, etc.


Coordinator of the Greek Association of Law & Economics.


Areas of interest: law & economics, contract law, philosophy of law, bioethics, rational choice theory


Courses, Seminars, Workshops


  • Microeconomics [Winter 2012-13]

Required 2nd year course [in cooperation with Prof. Stavros Drakopoulos]

  • Legal Theory [Winter 2012-13]

Required 3rd year course

  • Philosophy of Law [Spring 2013]

Elective 3rd or 4th year seminar

  • Modern Greece (1821-2013): A Political and Constitutional History [Spring 2013]

Elective 3rd or 4th year seminar


  • Law & Economics [Winter 2012-13)

Elective seminar taught at the Athens University of Economics & Business, Department of Economics

  • Law & Economics [Spring 2013]

Elective seminar taught at the University of Athens Law School


  • Rational Choice: Decisions, Games and Institutions  [Spring 2014]

Graduate seminar (Graduate Program in the History and Philosophy of Science / Graduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science)


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