Through the sector plan for law, the Netherlands invests in innovative empirical legal research and academic talent. At the various law schools, new research groups have been created in which legal scholars often collaborate with social scientists and do interdisciplinary research. Researchers from Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, and VU Amsterdam are collaboratively shaping and strengthening the expanding national and international research agenda on empirical legal studies.

Research within this legal science theme is diverse, both in terms of topics and the empirical research methodology that is used. At the heart of our research is the empirical examination of legally relevant questions. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, we do research on law in action and examine what works. Empirical research on the functioning and the effects of law in practice offers fundamental insights into (behavioral) assumptions underlying various laws and regulations and it can contribute to achieving the goals of the legislator.

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2022

Journal Articles

Pannebakker, E. S.; Pluut, H.; Voskamp, S.; Zanger, W. S.

Empirical legal studies in the law school curriculum in the Netherlands: what is the state of the art and where do we go from here? Journal Article

In: The Law Teacher, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1-20, 2022.

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2021

Journal Articles

Hannikainen, Ivar R.; Tobia, Kevin P.; da F. C. F. Almeida, Guilherme; Donelson, Raff; Dranseika, Vilius; Kneer, Markus; Strohmaier, Niek; Bystranowski, Piotr; Dolinina, Kristina; Janik, Bartosz; Keo, Sothie; Lauraitytė, Eglė; Liefgreen, Alice; Próchnicki, Maciej; Rosas, Alejandro; Struchiner, Noel

Are There Cross‐Cultural Legal Principles? Modal Reasoning Uncovers Procedural Constraints on Law Journal Article

In: vol. 45, no. 8, 2021, ISSN: 0364-0213, 1551-6709.

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Pool, Jessie; Pluut, Helen; Vriesendorp, Reinout

Belemmeringen bij de aanpak van onregelmatigheden door de curator Journal Article

In: vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 10–36, 2021, ISSN: 1380-6424.

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Strohmaier, Niek; Adriaanse, Jan; Bos, Kees; Pluut, Helen

Similarity bias in credit decisions for entrepreneurs on the brink of bankruptcy Journal Article

In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 683–697, 2021, ISSN: 0021-9029, 1559-1816.

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Strohmaier, Niek; Pluut, Helen; Bos, Kees; Adriaanse, Jan; Vriesendorp, Reinout

Hindsight bias and outcome bias in judging directors’ liability and the role of free will beliefs Journal Article

In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 141–158, 2021, ISSN: 0021-9029, 1559-1816.

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H., Pluut; J.M.W., Pool; N., Strohmaier; G.M., Veldt

Statistiek in het rechtencurriculum: nut en noodzaak Journal Article

In: Ars Aequi, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 87-91, 2021.

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Pannebakker, Ekaterina; Pluut, Helen; Voskamp, Stijn; de Zanger, Wouter

Empirical Legal Studies in het juridisch onderwijs: waar staat Nederland en hoe nu verder? Journal Article

In: Recht der Werkelijkheid, vol. 2021, no. 1, pp. 67-87, 2021.

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2020

Journal Articles

van Boom, Willem H.; Rest, Jean-Pierre I.; Bos, Kees; Dechesne, Mark

Consumers Beware: Online Personalized Pricing in Action! How the Framing of a Mandated Discriminatory Pricing Disclosure Influences Intention to Purchase Journal Article

In: Social Justice Research, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 331–351, 2020, ISSN: 0885-7466, 1573-6725.

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Broekema, Marc J. R.; Strohmaier, Niek; Adriaanse, Jan A. A.; Rest, Jean-Pierre I.

Are Business Valuators Biased? A Psychological Perspective on the Causes of Valuation Disputes Journal Article

In: Journal of Behavioral Finance, pp. 1–20, 2020, ISSN: 1542-7560, 1542-7579.

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Books

van Boom, Willem H.

Privaatrecht en markt: hoe het vermogensrecht onze marktsamenleving faciliteert en geleidt Book

Boom juridisch, Den Haag, 2020, ISBN: 978-94-6290-790-4.

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2018

Books

van Boom, Willem H.; DeSmet, Pieter; Mascini, Peter (Ed.)

Empirical legal research in action: Reflections on methods and their applications Book

Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2018, ISBN: 9781785362743.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Universiteit Leiden