Inframarginalism & Internet: A Conference on Markets as Wealth Distributors, and the Implications for Tech Policy

The 18th Annual STOREP Conference will be held online on June 17-18, 2021, (virtually) hosted by the Università dell’Insubria, Dipartimento di Economia, Varese. The title of the Conference is “Law and Economics: History, Institutions, Public Policies”.

Programe objectives:

The 2021 STOREP Annual Conference invites contributions exploring the different dimensions of law and economics: its history, from the seminal contributions of Aaron Director, Ronald Coase, Guido Calabresi, Richard Posner and Gary Becker to more recent developments; the history of antitrust and corporate law; the analysis of the interplay between government, other legal institutions, and markets; comparative institutional analysis and comparative political economy; the effects of law-and-economics research in shaping economic policies, new legislation, or court decisions; the legal coding of economic categories; the effects of legal definitions on economic development, inequality and other major economic phenomena.

Crucial dates and info:

The Conference will take place online.

Inframarginalism & Internet: A Conference on Markets as Wealth Distributors, and the Implications for Tech Policy

University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law will host An Online Conference on Markets as Wealth Distributors, and the Implications for Tech Policy, online on February 18-19, 2021.

Programe objectives:

The price of the marginal unit of production determines whether a market is efficient. But the price of all the other units—the inframarginal units—determines who enjoys the wealth created by the market. A surge in scholarship on monopoly power, antitrust, and economic rents suggests that concerns about inequality are driving an inframarginal revolution in law and economics today, in which scholars are asking not just whether rules are efficient but also who they enrich.

At the same time, advances in Internet technology have given sellers greater capacity to redistribute wealth from buyers to themselves, by allowing sellers to use consumer data to target advertising, charge dynamic or personalized prices, and pursue other data-driven marketing practices. And the profitability of these technologies has drained resources from legacy institutions, particularly newspapers, that play an important role in democratic life.

Crucial dates and info:

The Conference will take place online.

The Annual conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics 2020

The Annual Conference of the Italian Association of Law and Economics (SIDE) will be held on December 16-19, 2020, online.
Programe objectives:

The purpose of the conference is to provide a discussion forum for all researchers interested in a interdisciplinary approach to Law and Economics. The Conference accepts original works in :

  •  The economic institutions of capitalism”: “Taking stock, looking ahead”
  •  The (post) Covid-19 crisis: Legal, economic and ethical challenges
  •  Law-and-Economics approaches to labour
  • Behavioral Law and Economics applied to public policies issues 

Crucial dates and info:

 In 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the annual conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics will not be an in-person meeting. Instead, it will be structured in an online format on three main virtual events 

  • Please apply using dedicated site
  • Submission fees: there is no fee to attend the 2020 SIDE-ISLE conference. However, the registration is mandatory and membership fee (40 euros) is vividly recommended to presenters for supporting activities of the association
  • Submission deadline for abstracts and/or draft papers: October 18, 2020.

A Conference on Markets as Wealth Distributors, and the Implications for Tech Policy

The University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, with support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will host Inframarginalism & Internet: A Conference on Markets as Wealth Distributors, and the Implications for Tech Policy, online on February 19, 2021.
Programe objectives:

The conference will bring together lawyers and economists interested in advancing the wealth-distributive analysis of legal problems, and explore applications to current global debates regarding tech law and policy

Crucial dates and info:

 Due to the current sanitary situation and the uncertainty surrounding the next academic year on the campus, the Conference could eventually take place online.

  • Submission deadline for abstracts and/or draft papers: October 2, 2020.
  • More information can be found on the conference’s website

GPODS Fellowship

Global Policy Insights (GPI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation are launching an international online fellowship called the Global Policy, Diplomacy and Sustainability (GPODS) Fellowship. GPODS is a program for public policy practitioners, sustainability experts, business professionals, energy experts, entrepreneurs, academicians, scholars and strategic analysts to act as a launchpad for their careers.
  • It seeks to train and create a consortium of highly skilled young professionals over a period of three months from across the world who are at the inflection point of their careers.
  • Organizers have been lucky to have had confirmations from all around the globe including from eminent Chief Justices, Defence Strategists, Former Ministers, Asst. Secretary General of the UN and many more, who would not only be delivering lectures but also mentoring the fellows, through ‘interactive office hours’ and networking events.

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

The 3rd Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) will be held at the University of Oslo, 11-12 June 2020

Programe objectives:

CELSE is an interdisciplinary gathering that draws researchers from across Europe and the world, bringing together scholars in law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis, and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. CELSE will consider empirical papers across all areas of law, although priority will be given to papers with a European focus. Empirical analysis is understood to encompass any systematic approach to quantitative or qualitative data analysis, including statistical analysis, machine learning, experiments, text-mining and network analysis techniques.

Crucial dates and info:

  • Please apply using linked form
  • Application deadline: February 15 2019

Further details and call for papers are available on this website.

Ph. D ETH Zurich

Application deadline: 15 February 2020

The Center for Law & Economics ( at ETH Zurich has approximately 70 group members from law, economics, political science and computer science. At the Center, Professor Stefan Bechtold invites applications for a Ph.D. position in law (intellectual property, antitrust, privacy, Internet law, LegalTech, with a focus on law & economics methods).

Admission to the programme:

Applicants to this position must have a law degree (master, J.D., State Exam etc.) with excellent grades and, ideally, should have already had some exposure to formal social science methods (quantitative empirical or experimental methods).


We are looking for a highly qualified, research-oriented student with a legal education and an interest in one or several of the areas of law listed above. Are you interested in writing a Ph.D. thesis (paper-based, in English), participating in the international law & economics discourse, and delving into empirical and/or experimental methods? At our Center, students can conduct internationally oriented fundamental research as part of a highly motivated team at a leading research university. We offer an interdisciplinary environment, close supervision, and excellent contacts with leading scholars at U.S. universities. Our Center organizes various seminar series and conferences which enable our group members to meet internationally leading researchers from all areas of law & economics on a regular basis. Our broad international network offers attractive career prospects.

More information about the programme, the application procedure and required documents is available on ETH site.

European Doctorate in L&E Application

Application for programme starting October 2020

Application deadline: 1 February 2020

6-7 scholarships available!

  • one of the largest doctorate programmes in the field
  • a joint doctoral programme by four of the leading European universities: the Universities of Bologna, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Rennes 1
  • a chance to live in (at least) three different countries and work together with PhD researchers from all over the world
  • scholarships offered by partner universities
  • multiple doctoral degree

Admission to the programme:

Diploma or a bachelor and master degree in law or economics or a relevant field, or an equivalent university degree (second cycle qualification).


Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and their capability of carrying out high-level scientific research activities in the field of the economic analysis of law, and in compliance with the regulations. Good knowledge of English is a prerequisite.

More information about the programme, the application procedure and required documents is available on