Education and professional activities:
Professor Dr. Klaus Mathis grew up in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland and studied economics and jurisprudence at the University of Zurich. He was an assistant lecturer in legal philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich and wrote a doctoral dissertation entitled, “Efficiency Instead of Justice? Searching for the Philosophical Foundations of the Economic Analysis of Law”.
Professor Mathis was employed as a research associate at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs in Bern. In 2004, he became a senior lecturer in public law and an assistant lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Lucerne. He was appointed to an assistant professorship in March 2007. Since 2008, Professor Mathis has held the tenure-track professorship in public law and law of the sustainable economy. He wrote a Habilitation thesis on sustainable development law. His research interests are public law, philosophy of law and economic analysis of law. Professor Mathis is also a member of the management of the Centre for Law and Sustainability at the University of Lucerne.
List of publications:
Effizienz statt Gerechtigkeit?, Auf der Suche nach den philosophischen Grundlagen der Ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, Berlin 2009.
Auf der Scholle und in lichten Höhen. Verwaltungsrecht / Staatsrecht / Rechtsetzungslehre, Festschrift für Paul Richli zum 65. Geburtstag, Caroni/Heselhaus/Norer (eds.), Zurich/St. Gallen 2011.
Efficiency, Sustainability, and Justice to Future Generations, 2013.
Law and Economics in Europe, Foundations and Applications, 2013.
Einführung in die Rechtslehre, in: Mathis/Meyer (eds.), Basiswissen Recht, Ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden (co-authored by S. Seiler), 9th Edition, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013.
Law and economics in Europe: foundations and applications, Dordrecht 2014.
Basiswissen RECHT, Meyer (ed.), Zurich 2013.
Basiswissen VWL, (co-authored by P. Müller), Zurich 2016.
Nudging – Possibilities, Limitations and Applications in European Law and Economics, Tor (ed.), 2016.
Handbook of Human Dignity in Europe, Becchi (ed.), 2017.