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Mitja Kovač, PhD

Associate Professor 

  • Academic Unit for Management and Organisation (Regular Member)
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 11:00 in RZ-202
  • opis (angleški)
  • The official hours will be, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, held only upon previous appointment.
Curriculum Vitae
Mitja Kovac was born in 1976, graduated law with “cum laude” at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law (Slovenia). He gained his LL.M. and PhD in the field of comparative contract law and economics at Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (The Netherlands). In 2006 he became also a member of the Economic Impact Group within the CoPECL Network of Excellence (European DCFR project). He was a visiting professor at the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius (Lithuania) and a research fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London (UK) and at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (USA). Currently he is an associate professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Department of economic theory and policy (Slovenia), a visiting lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), at University of Ghent (Belgium), at the University of Turin (Italy)and at University of Vienna (Austria). Besides, he is also a visiting researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Law (The Netherlands) and at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (USA). He publishes in the fields of comparative contract law and economics, new institutional economics, consumer protection, contract theory and competition law and economics.
Selected Research and Consulting Activities
  • Kovac Mitja
    Judgement Proof Robots and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Law and Economics Approach
  • Palgrave Macmillan (book, forthcoming October 2020) (law and economics)
  • Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe and Mitja Kovac
    Illuminating the Development of Precontractual Liability: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
  • 20 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 1, 2021 (comparative law)
  • Kovac Mitja, Elkanawati Amira, Gjikolli Vita and Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe
    The COVID-19 pandemic: collective action and European public policy under stress
  • 14 Central European Journal of Public Policy 2 (forthcoming, 2020) (law and economics)
  • Spruk Rok, Kovac Mitja
    Persistent Effects of Colonial Institutions on Long-Run Development: Local Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Design in Argentina
  • 17 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 4, 2020. (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Duty to re-negotiate in international commercial law and uncontemplated behavioural effects
  • 27 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 4, 2020. (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja, Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe
    Culpa in contrahendo and pre-contractual liability: towards an optimal classification
  • 15 The Journal of Comparative Law 1 (forthcoming, spring 2020) (comparative law)
  • Spruk Rok & Mitja Kovac
    Does a ban on trans fats improve public health: synthetic control evidence from Denmark
  • 156 Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 4, 2020 (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Brexit fiasco and the failure of Article 50 of TFEU
  • 12 Baltic Journal of Law and Politics 2 (2019) (law and economics)
  • Paul Aubrecht, Mitja Kovac
    “Brexit” and the boilerplate clauses in commercial contracts
  • 40 Business Law Review 6 (2019) (contract law)
  • Spruk Rok, Kovac Mitja
    Replicating and Extending Martin-Quinn Scores
  • 60 International Review of Law and Economics 3, 2019 (law and economics)
  • Mitja Kovač, Rok Spruk
    Does the Ban on Trans-Fats Improve Public Health? In Search of the Optimal Policy Response.
  • 55 Journal of Regulatory Economics 3 (2019) (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja, Spruk Rok
    Transaction Costs and Economic Growth under Common Legal System: State-Level Evidence from Mexico
  • 31 Economics & Politics 2 (2019, Wiley) (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja, Christina Poncibo
    Towards a theory of imprevision in the EU?
  • 14 European Review of Contract Law 4 (2018) (comparative law)
  • Mitja Kovač, Rok Spruk
    Inefficient growth?
  • Review of economics and institutions (2018) (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Culpa in contrahendo, promissory estoppel and irredeemable acts
  • Asian Journal of Law and Economics (2018, forthcoming) (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja, Eva Erjavec
    Public law, higher education and the ex ante removal of the causes of inequality
  • Sorbonne Student Law Review (2018) (Public law and economics)
  • Miriam Buiten, Mitja Kovač
    Ljubljana talks in law and economics
  • Univerza v Ljubljani Ekonomska fakulteta (2018) (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja, Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe
    Cooling-off periods, still hot twenty years later
  • Don't take it seriously : essays in law and economics in honour of Roger Van den Bergh. Cambridge: Intersentia. 2018 (EU law)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Frustration of purpose and the French Contract Law reform: the challenge to international commercial attractiveness of English law?
  • 26 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 3, 2018 (comparative law)
  • Kovač Mitja
    Transport Law - Slovenia
  • Kluwer Law International, 2017 (transport law)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Administrative Procedure
  • in Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer New York, 2017. (law and economics)
  • Kovac Mitja
    Norms and Standards
  • in Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer New York, 2017. (law and economics)
  • Mitja Kovac, Ann-Sophie Vandenberghe
    Economic Evidence in EU Competition Law
  • Intersentia, 2016 (law and economics)
  • Mitja Kovac, Rok Spruk
    Institutional development, non-market transaction costs and economic growth: evidence from a cross-country investigation
  • Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (law and economics)
  • Full Bibliography of Published Articles (COBISS)
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