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dr. J.O. Prüfer

Associate Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics


Jens Prüfer is an economist at Tilburg University's School of Economics and Management (Tisem) and a member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). His research focuses on institutional and organizational questions, applying economic methodology to a broad set of disciplines, including law, management, political science, history, religious studies, and computer science. He studied Economics and Chinese studies in Tübingen (Germany) and Singapore and holds a PhD in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt.


Principal publications

  • Filistrucchi, F. and J. Prüfer, J. (2018), "Faithful Strategies: How Religion Shapes Nonprofit Management," Management Science, forthcoming. pdf  
  • Prüfer, J. (2016), "Business Associations and Private Ordering," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 32(2), 306-358.pdf
  • Larrain, M. and J. Prüfer (2015), "Trade Associations, Lobbying, and Endogenous Institutions," Journal of Legal Analysis,7(2), 467-516. pdf
  • Masten, S.E. and J. Prüfer (2014), "On the Evolution of Collective Enforcement Institutions: Communities and Courts," Journal of Legal Studies. pdf Supplement to section 2.4. pdf
  • Argenton, C. and J. Prüfer (2012), "Search Engine Competition with Network Externalities", Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 8(1), 73-105. pdf

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Last amended: 31 August 2018