Hanna Schebesta

Hanna Schebesta is Assistant Professor in the LAW group at Wageningen University (WUR, the Netherlands) and was previously a Research Associate at the European University Institute (EUI, Italy). She holds a PhD from the EUI, and the degrees of LLM in European and International Law, LLB European Law, and BA European Studies from Maastricht University (the Netherlands).

She is an experienced researcher with a strong expertise in designing research projects and project management.

Her specialty areas are WTO and EU law, in particular commercial regulation, procedural law and liability, private standardisation and public procurement law. Her domains are food, fish, aviation and innovation. Her research pursues a keen interest on methodologies such as behavioural and systematic quantitative/qualitative approaches in law.

Her research focuses on the application of computer-assisted qualitative analysis tools (AtlasTI, NVIVO, MAXQDA) in law. Recent publications on the topic include:

  • Schebesta H., ‘Empirical Legal Research – Necessity, Not Opportunity’ (October 11, 2017). Wageningen Working Papers in Law and Governance 2017/08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3051163; Tilburg Law Review, forthcoming (2018). [methodology for content analysis software in legal research: a proof of concept using AtlasTI]
  • Schebesta H., Sinopoli D., ‘The potency of the SPS agreement’s excessivity test: The Impact of Article 5.6 on Trade Liberalization and the Regulatory Power of WTO Members to take Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures’ (2018) Journal of International Economic Law v21 n1 (2018 03 01): 123-149 [proof of concept using AtlasTI]
  • Schebesta H., Purnhagen K., ‘Is the ‘behavioural turn’ in consumer law taken by Dutch courts?’ (2017) Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht 6, 272 [application of AtlasTI to assess typologies of adjudicative argumentation]

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