It gives me great pleasure to contribute this paper to a volume celebrating the achievements of claus ott, a colleague and friend for many years. Claus may have been “converted” to law-and-economics relatively late in an impressive career of legal practice and scholarship, but the energy with which he has pursued his interest in the subject has been a model for everyone. Claus is best known abroad for his magisterial text, co-authored with hans-bernd schaefer, applying economic analysis to german civil law.1 the work reflects his great skill in showing how the implications of the economic approach can and must be explored through concrete legal principles. No less significant has been his dedication to education and in particular his whole-hearted commitment to the pan-european erasmus masters’ programme in law and economics. It is no exaggeration to say that, without him, this programme would have failed.
|Title of host publication||Konsequenzen wirtschaftlicher Normen, Festschrift für Claus Ott zum 65. Geburtstag|
|Editors||H.B. Schäfer, H.-J. Lwowski|
|Place of Publication||Wiesbaden|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|