An innovative model of private endowment in the field of Law and Economics
Since the 2006/07 winter semester, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation has endowed the University of St. Gallen with the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Risk. Within the context of entrepreneurship and risk, and from the perspective of law and economics, the Professorship is focussed on research, education and the transfer of knowledge with professional practice, and is thus aimed at fostering insights into a dimension of the entrepreneurial concept that is increasingly important for the sustainability of a liberal order.
With its contribution, the foundation would like to support the University of St. Gallen in establishing an international presence in the area of “Law and Economics” that also represents the long-term association between the Max Schmidheiny Foundation, the benefactor’s family, and the University of St. Gallen.
The Max Schmidheiny Foundation developed an innovative model for private endowment: the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Professorship was set up as a mutually complementary, mixed programme of a tenure-track professorship and top-class visiting professors during an initial five-year period. Since 2012, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation has continued to fund the visiting professorship as a flagship initiative in the field of Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen.
Max Schmidheiny Foundation Tenure-Track Professorship for Law and Economics, Public, International and European Law (2006–2012)
From 2006 to 2012, Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken held the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Tenure-Track Professorship for Law and Economics, Public, International and European Law. In 2012, following her successful habilitation, she was appointed full professor at the University of St. Gallen.
Max Schmidheiny Visiting Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Risk
Since 2007, an internationally renowned scholar in the field of Law and Economics has been invited to take up the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Visiting Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Risk at the University of St. Gallen for a term combining research and teaching with an emphasis on the intersection of entrepreneurship and risk.
Professor of Law and Economics, Copenhagen Business School
Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law & Founder and Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, New York University School of Law
Professor of Law and Director, Research Program on Law and Market Behavior, University of Haifa
Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio Direito
Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia University
Professor of Law and Economics, Bucerius Law School
Walter E. Meyer Research Professor in Law & Social Problems und Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia University
Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Statistical Sciences, Cornell University Law School
Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economic, Stanford Law School
Professor for German, European and International Civil and Commercial Law and Institutional Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Swanlund Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School, University of California
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law & Director, Center for the Study of Central Banks, New York University
Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance, Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Professor of Private Law, Comparative Law and International Business Law, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School & Yale School of Management