The Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship in Law and Economics 2019-2020

Research / Academic

The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University currently accepts applications for the Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship in Law and Economics for the academic year 2019-2020. We invite applications from experienced scholars of academic distinction, who will conduct research of high quality while in residence at TILEC. Both legal scholars and economists working in one (or a combination) of the TILEC research areas, including competition policy, innovation, the regulation of network industries, industrial organization, or institutional economics, are welcome to apply.

In principle, the Ronald Coase Visiting Professor is a tenured professor at a distinguished university with a genuine interest in interdisciplinary work. During the duration of the professorship he/she shall spend a minimum of two months on campus. The Ronald Coase Visiting Professor will be offered office space and is expected to actively participate in TILEC activities and interact with the TILEC community. He/she will produce at least one paper to be submitted to the TILEC discussion paper series. Depending on the curriculum needs at Tilburg University and the availability of the chairholder, a short seminar on his or her topic of expertise shall be organized for the benefit of TILEC PhD students.

The Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship is embedded within TILEC either at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) or at Tilburg Law School (TLS). It will allow the chosen candidate to devote him- or herself to the execution of his or her research program in a stimulating environment. The professorship also offers an opportunity for building a lasting relationship with TILEC with a view to fostering excellence and dialogue in global interdisciplinary scholarship, following Professor Coase’s example.


The suitable candidate will:

  • Be holder of a doctorate in law and/or in economics with proven knowledge of and/or interest in the other discipline; or have otherwise demonstrated academic achievements and interest for interdisciplinary work;
  • Enjoy an international reputation in her or his field, as evidenced by top publications, visiting professorships, invited lectures, and/or scholarly prizes;
  • Have a clearly defined research project while in residence at TILEC;
  • Be willing to engage with colleagues and fellow researchers at TILEC on a variety of law and economics topics, and to take part in TILEC activities such as conferences or workshops during the duration of his or her stay;
  • Be capable of stimulating and guiding the research of others, including PhD students;
  • Have an excellent command of English.

Salary Benefits:

Tilburg University is an equal-opportunity employer. The Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship is neither a paid nor a permanent position. A budget of maximum €15,000 will be available to cover expenses such as travelling costs, accommodation, or research expenses. Fellows must make their own arrangements (housing, insurance, childcare, transportation) but TILEC offers assistance in arranging these. Office space and access to the Tilburg University library and electronic databases will be provided.

Work Hours:

32 hours per week


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