Sustainable Development: Concept and Strategies


Location: 1310 Biolchini


Klaus Mathis, lawyer, economist, and professor at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, will be giving this lunchtime talk.

Klaus Mathis grew up in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland, and studied Economics and Jurisprudence at the University of Zurich. He was Assistant Lecturer in Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the subject of "Efficiency Instead of Justice? Searching for the Philosophical Foundations of the Economic Analysis of Law". Subsequently he was employed as a Research Associate at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern.

In 2004, he first became Senior Lecturer in Public Law and then Assistant Professor in Public Law at the University of Lucerne. He wrote his habilitation on "Sustainable Development and Justice to Future Generations, an Interdiscplinary Study from a Legal, Economic and Philosophical Perspective". He was appointed Full Professor for Public Law, Law of the Sustainable Economy and Philosophy of Law on August 1, 2016.

Klaus Mathis is the editor of the academic book series "Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship". He is also the co-founder and Director of the Center for Law and Sustainability (CLS) and Director of the Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law - lucernaiuris. 

Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society