Jef De Mot 

Postdoctoral researcher FWO,
University of Ghent,
Belgium
 
     
 
Contact
Oude Houtlei 6,
9000
Gent

Tel: 0477 557633

E-Mail: Jef.DeMot@Ugent.be
 

 
Curriculum Vitae

Education
1994 - Bachelor in Physics with Distinction, Vrije Universiteit Brussel        
1996 - 1st Bach. Law, Ugent
1997 - 2nd Bach. Law, Ugent
1998 - 1st Master Law, Ugent
1999 - 2nd Master Law, Ugent
2000 - 3rd Master Law, Ugent, Master's level degree, Lic. Law with Distinction.
2007 - Phd, Tit. Economic analysis of civil procedure. Basic models and extensions, UGent
                                              
Career                   

Belgium:
Assistant Ugent,  Belgium (1/1/2001 -  31/12/2007)
Doctor-assistant Ugent, Belgium (1/1/2008 - 30/9/2010)
Postdoctoral researcher FWO/Ugent,  Belgium (since 1/10/2010)

Netherlands: 
Lecturer University of Utrecht, Netherlands (Dec. 2001 - Dec. 2002)
Lecturer University of Utrecht, Netherlands (Nov. 2008 - Jan. 2009)
Researcher Grasp Institute, Netherlands (1/07/2004 - 31/08/2004)

Teaching experience

Ugent (since 2007)
University of Utrecht (2001 - 2009)
KUB (2002, 2005, 2008)

Publications

A1 articles

1. ‘Technology and torts: a theory of memory costs, nondurable precautions and interference effects’, International Review of Law and Economics, 2011 (accepted, forthcoming; IF 0.556; with B. Depoorter).
2. ‘Sequential trials and the English rule’, European Journal of Law and Economics, 2011.
3. ‘The cross-atlantic law & economics divide: a dissent’, University of Illinois Law Review, 2011 (accepted, forthcoming, IF 0.72; with B. Depoorter).
4. ‘Allowing plaintiffs to choose damage multipliers. A proposal to increase access to justice’, International Review of Law and Economics, 2010 (IF 0.556, with Ben Depoorter).


A2 articles

1. ‘Never two without three: Commons, Semicommons and Anticommons’, Review of Law and Economics, 2009. (with E. Bertacchini and B. Depoorter).
2. ‘Pure Economic Loss in Europe’, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 2008, Vol. 15, Nr. 2.
3.  ‘Whistle blowing’, in Supreme Court Economic Review 14, 2006 (with B. Depoorter).
4. ‘The Learned Hand formula: the case of the Netherlands’, in Global Jurist (Advances), 2004, vol. 4, iss. 2 (with A. Canta en V. Gangapersadsing)
5. ‘Het officieel schikkingsbod: niet in België?’, in Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad, 2007, nr. 160, p. 290 e.v.
6. ‘Burgerlijk procesrecht en empirisch onderzoek’, in Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad, 2005, p. 470 e.v.
7. ‘Het effect van de tegenvordering’, in Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad, 2004, nr. 67, 434 e.v. (with Ph. Thion).

A3 articles

1. ‘Overheidsaansprakelijkheid: een economische analyse’, in Nederlands Juristenblad, 2002, p. 881-890.
2. Book review of Van Dam M., ‘Verkeersongevallen, juridische dissertaties: een rechtseconomisch, empirisch en positiefrechtelijk onderzoek naar de werking van aansprakelijkheid, verzekering en veiligheidsregulering in het verkeer’, Boom Juridische Uitgevers, Boom, 2001, in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, 2001.
3. ‘De toekomst van het Europees Privaatrecht na het Groenboek’, Nederlands Juristenblad, 2001, p. 1647 e.v.

Chapters in books (B2)
1. ‘Bias in the common law’, in Francesco Parisi and Richard Posner (eds.), The economics of lawmaking, Edward Elgar, 2011.
2. ‘International Customary Law’, in Francesco Parisi and Richard Posner (eds.), The economics of lawmaking, Edward Elgar, 2011.
3. ‘Pure Economic Loss’, in M. Faure (Ed.), Tort Law and Economics, Edward Elgar, 2009.
4. ‘De verhaalbaarheid van verdedigingskosten op de verliezer van het proces: een rechtseconomische analyse’ (with B. Bouckaert), in De verhaalbaarheid van de kosten van verdediging: en wat met de toegang tot de rechter? (eds. F. Evers en P. Lefranc), Die Keure, 2005, p. 293-306.
5. ‘De kosten van burgerlijke processen: een economische analyse van de basisdeterminanten’ (with B. Bouckaert), in Laenens, J. (ed.), De prijs van het civiele proces, Interuniversitair Centrum voor Gerechtelijk Recht, 2007.

Articles in proceedings of scientific conferences (C1)
1. ‘Legal Expenses Insurance as a Public Good’.  Paper presented  at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics 2010, Paris II Pantéon-Assas.
2. ‘Increasing access to justice: a proposal’. Paper presented at the University of Amsterdam, 2008 (18th of April).
3. ‘The Expansion of Tort Law: the role of non-durable precaution’. Paper presented at the Erasmus Mundus Midterm Meeting at the University of Bologna, 15-2-2007.

Working papers:
‘A comparison of the rent seeking expenditures under different negligence rules’.
‘Optimism and settlement’
‘Unitary versus Sequential Trials: a Comparison of the Rent Seeking Expenditures’
‘Legal Expenses Insurance and the Free Rider Problem’

Scholarly  activities 

a) Study or research periods abroad of at least 1 month

1. JUNE AND JULY 2004: GRASP RESEARCH INSTITUTE (THE NETHERLANDS). 
2. 15 Dec. 2010- 15 Feb. 2011: research visit at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

b)Organization of international or national conferences or colloquia 
1. Midterm Meeting Law and Economics, Ghent University, February 2002.
2. Midterm Meeting Law and Economics, Ghent University, February 2005.
3. Midterm Meeting Law and Economics, Ghent University, February 2008.

c) Contributions at International conferences, colloquia and seminars 
1. Bologna University Economics Department, Erasmus Mundus Law and Economics Midterm Meeeting, Italy, February 18, 2007, “Explaining the Expansion of Tort Awards: Technology and Tort Law”, Paper Presentation.
2. Bar-Ilan University Law School, Israel, May 21, 2007, “Explaining the Expansion of Tort Awards: Technology and Tort Law”, Paper Presentation (by co-author).
3. Haifa University School of Law, Israel, May 18, 2007, “Explaining the Expansion of Tort Awards: Technology and Tort Law”, Paper Presentation (by co-author).
4. Seminar “Access to justice, Microjustice and other approaches to enhance the effectiveness of the law”, Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE), University of Amsterdam, 18th of April 2008. “Increasing access to justice: a proposal (flexible damage multiplier)”, Invited to contribute.
5. Law and Economics Midterm Meeting Ghent, 15th of February 2008, discussant for the paper of Henrik Borchgrevink : The selection of disputes for litigation when litigation costs are endogenous.
6. Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting – Northwestern University law School, Chicago, Ill, USA, Friday, October, 3rd 2008. “Technology & Torts: A Theory of Memory Costs, Nondurable Precautions and Interference Effects”, Paper presentation (by co-author).
7. CASLE Working Paper Sessions, “Legal expenses insurance as a public good”, Ghent, 3rd of February 2010, Paper presentation.
8. Bologna Erasmus Mundus Midterm Meeting, 12th of February 2010, paper presentation, “The filtering effect of precedents”, Paper presentation.
9. Paris Université Panthéon-Assas, Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, “Legal expenses insurance as a public good”, 23 september 2010, Paper presentation.
10. Paris Université Panthéon-Assas, Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, Discussant for ”Labour disputes and the game of legal representation”, by Henri Fraisse, 23 september 2010.
11. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Law and Economics Midterm Meeting, 13th of February 2011, “Optimism and Settlement”, Paper presentation.

d) Contributions to national conferences, colloquia and seminars 
Colloquium “The price of the civil trial”, Interuniversity Centre for Judicial Law, Paper presentation of “The costs of civil trials: an economic analysis of the basic determinants”, 8th of December 2006, University of Antwerp.

e) Obtained research funding, scholarly subsidies and donations
2010: Postdoctoral research fellowship, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO; 1st of October 2010 - …)


Services 


- Peer reviewer for several law and economics journals (e.g. RLE, IRLE)
- Projects for the Flemish and Dutch government:

1. Applied scientific research Law and Economics, 2003, Ministry of the Flemish Community  (with B.Bouckaert en E. Dewitte; 55.000 Euro). (I wrote about 60 percent of the report).
2. The development of an instrument for regulatory impact analysis, 2004, Ministry of the Flemish Community (with B. Bouckaert en B. Depoorter, 70.000 Euro). (I wrote about 30 percent of the report)
3. Project for the Dutch Scientific Research and Documentation Centre (Nederlandse Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatie Centrum)  “Legal infrastructure: an international comparison from an economic perspective”, 2004  (50.000 Euro).  See http://www.wodc.nl/images/ewb04jur_Volledige%20tekst_tcm44-58175.pdf. (I wrote the full project)

- Member of:
           - American Association of Law and Economics (AALE)
           - European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)   

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