IOEA 2023 Call for Papers

The 20th session of the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy 
will be held in Cargèse (Corsica – France) on May 15-19 2023.

Using rigorous scientific methods, Institutional and Organizational Economics focuses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of institutions, organizations and contracts, as well as on the conditions under which these devices evolve.

Over the years, Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy has continually built up a dense and wide network of researchers and students interested in this dynamic field.

To promote the use of appropriate methods in order to analyze governance, structures and dynamics of collectives and communities.

To provide researchers with up to date synthesis on the evolutions of the research program.

To develop networking and cooperation among researchers and among their institutions.

Ph.D. students, Post-doctoral fellows and researchers, in Economics, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Law and other social sciences.

Formal lectures will be given every morning. Each lecture is dedicated to the extensive presentation of the state of the art of the discipline on a specific applied or theoretical topic. Afternoons will be dedicated to workshops devoted either to research questions or methodologies. Seminars, held in the second part of the afternoon, allow the participants to have their work discussed by recognized scholars in the field.


Edward Balleisen (Duke University, USA), Lisa Bernstein (University of Chicago, USA), Sonia Bhalothra (University of Warwick, UK), Ron Boschma (Utrecht University, NL), Francisco Brahm (London Business School, UK), Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics, SE), Gillian Hadfield (University of Toronto, CAN), William E. Kovacic (George Washington University Law School, USA), Carlos Pereira (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, BR), Christian Zehnder (University of Lausanne, CH)Workshop organizersElliott Ash (ETH Zurich, CH), Camilo Garcia-Jimeno (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA), Saad Gulzar (Princeton University, USA), Claire Lelarge (Université Paris-Saclay, FR), Georgios Melios (London School of Economics, UK), Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE, ES), Davin Raiha (University of Notre Dame, USA), Juan Santaló Mediavilla (IE Business School, ES), Anja Shortland (King’s College London, UK), Elie Sung(HEC Paris, FR) DirectorEric Brousseau (University Paris-Dauphine – PSL)

Attendants will be selected on the basis of their résumé, and of a paper or of a presentation of their research program.Once accepted, they will be directed to a registration platform.


Closing date for application : March 1st 2023

Notification of acceptance : March 10th 2023

Closing date for registration : April 14th 2023 

Inaugural Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics

The University of Chicago Law School invites nominations for the inaugural Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics.

The Prize recognizes an early-career scholar in the field of law and economics whose work has advanced the state of knowledge in the field and whose intellectual impact has the potential to reach the legal academy, legal profession, and beyond.

We encourage you to submit a nomination and share this call for nominations with others in your academic circle.

We seek to identify a leading, early-career scholar in law and economics whose work has influenced the field and promises to have impact into the future and beyond the academy. The nominee should be a faculty member at an accredited law school (in the US or internationally) who has been in the field for approximately ten years or less. We welcome nominees whose scholarship touches on any doctrinal area and whose work employs any methodologies in economics, whether theoretical or empirical.

The Prize includes a $30,000 cash award, and the Prize holder will be invited for brief visits to present research at the University of Chicago Law School during the spring of 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year. The Prize will be formally awarded and celebrated at a recognition event at the University of Chicago Law School in Spring 2023.

All nominations received by March 10, 2023, will be considered, and self-nominations are welcome! Nominations can be submitted using the link below. A nomination should:

  • identify the nominee
  • provide links to the nominee’s CV and/or other biographical information,
  • identify two or three pieces of scholarship that best represent the nominee’s most important contributions, and
  • provide a short statement (limited to 500 words) of the nominee’s current and expected future impact on law and economics.

After the inaugural term of the prize, the Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics will be awarded on a bi-annual basis, with the next prize term to begin in September 2024.

Spanish Association of Law and Economics Call for papers 2023 Annual Conference

The Spanish Association of Law and Economics has opened submissions for the 13th Annual Conference, which will be held on June 29-30 at the Law School of Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid). We accept papers (with an abstract, 200 words) and/or an outline of a minimum of 2 pages. The deadline submission is April 21, 2023. On the date indicated below, the organizers will announce the papers selected among the original works received on any topic related to Law and Economics. 

To submit a paper (in English, Spanish or Portuguese) please contact:

Important dates:

– Proposals submission deadline: April 21, 2023
– Communication of acceptance: May 5, 2023
– Final papers due by: June 5, 2023
– Conference: June 23-24, 2023

AEDE Board members:Gabriel Doménech (Universidad de Valencia), Carlos Gómez Ligüerre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Virginia Rosales (Universidad de Granada), Leonor Rossi (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Maribel Sáez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Organizing Committee: Abel Veiga Copo, Miguel Martínez Muñoz and Pablo Sanz Bayón (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)

European Research Council (ERC) Research Project Call for Applications 2023-2024

DRA (ERC-Cog) is a five-year project studying the influence of automation on dispute resolution. As use of technology in the resolution of legal disputes expands in- and outside courts, human facilitation by judges and mediators is increasingly being substituted by automation. What is the impact of such change on existing concepts, theories, policies, and rules?

To explore these questions, this project will study four online resolution platforms that handle real cases and employ varying degrees of automation, each operating in a different country, as well as conduct lab-in-the-digital-field experiments. The project will employ a mixed-methods approach, and will draw on data from online dispute resolution case management systems, surveys, and interviews.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience in relevant fields of research (e.g., law, sociology, psychology, data science, anthropology), and the ability and desire to work as part of a scholarly community and a research team. Post-docs will be required to take residence in the vicinity of the University of Haifa for the duration of the fellowship or to split their residence between University of Haifa and University College London, and participate in workshops and seminars on a regular basis.

The project includes the following elements relevant for this call for applications:

  • –  Interviews with key stakeholders;
  • –  Surveys measuring user perceptions in real cases and in lab experiments;
  • –  Lab-in-the-Digital-Field experiments through online dispute resolution platforms employingautomation;
  • –  Processing and text analysis of online negotiation and mediation texts in real cases and takenfrom lab experiments;
  • –  Theoretical work revisiting key concepts and theories; and
  • –  Drafting rules and principles for the design and delivery of automated dispute resolution.Post-docs will be co-supervised by Prof. Orna Rabinovich-Einy, University of Haifa (PI), and either Prof. Avital Mentovich, University of Haifa or Dr. Burak Sonmez, University College London.Minimum Requirements
    • PhD in Law/Psychology /Sociology/Data Science.
    •  Interest in inter-disciplinary research investigating societal impact of digital technologies.
  • Having a strong background in quantitative social science and particularly survey design and analysis and/or computational skills (R or Python programming languages, data mining and data analysis, computational text analysis; RCTs.) and/or qualitative skills.
  •  Fluency in English.
  •  Ability to spend time in Israel, London and travel to the countries of fieldwork (the U.S.,the Netherlands, and France).Desirable Skills and Experience
  •  Some experience with big data and version control systems, in particular court cases,
  •  Knowledge of Dutch, and/or French,
  •  Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation etc.),
  •  Excellent organisational and administrative skills including a proven ability to work todeadlines,
  •  Candidates must demonstrate an awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.The working language at DRA is English.

Application Information for post-doctoral fellows:

 Fellowship starting date: October 2023 (with some flexibility).

  • ●  Fellowship period is for one academic year, with possible extension to two years.
  • ●  Scholarship rate: Approx. €40,000 per year. Rates are determined according to Universityof Haifa regulations.
  •  Application Deadline: February 15, 2023.
  •  All applications should be submitted to the Project’s PI Prof. Orna Rabinovich Einy and to the project’s administrative director Shirley Raz-Raban; and should include the following documents:
    1. Cover letter describing your interest in the project, relevant research experience, andstating the nature and duration of position you seek with us.
    2. Detailed CV (including a list of publications).
    3. An example of academic writing (article, research paper, or dissertation chapter).
    4. Three letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s qualifications forpostdoctoral research, respectively (in English or Hebrew). These may be sent directlyto, with the applicant’s name in the subject line.
    5. An authorization that the candidate is entitled to a PhD degree, noting when it wasawarded, or an official authorization that the thesis was forwarded to the referees.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed remotely in March 2023.

For more information about this call for applications, you may contact:

Workshop on the economics of constitutional compliance

January 20, 2023, 14.00 – 20.00 CET

Over the last couple of years, a team from the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg has analyzed the determinants of constitutional compliance. We have looked into factors of
– constitutional design (such as the comprehensibility of constitutions),
– environmental factors (such as important cultural traits),
– the traits of the main actors, but also
– the relevance of particular events (such as the Covid pandemic).

Besides summarizing the main results of this research project, this workshop serves to discuss next steps: what are the most pressing questions that wait to be answered?

Confirmed contributors include Pete Boettke, Tom Ginsburg, Peter Graijzl, Jarek Kantorowicz, Rok Spruk, Georg Vanberg, and Barry Weingast.

Interested in participating? To receive a link, pls register here:

10th International Meeting in Law &Economics

Dates : May 25-26, 2023

Location : Campus of the University Paris Nanterre

EconomiX (CNRS and Université Paris Nanterre), the Laboratoire d’Economie Dionysien (Paris 8 Université Vincennes-St Denis), ERUDITE (Université Paris Est-Créteil), and the Center for Economics of Paris Nord (CNRS and Université Sorbonne Paris Nord) will jointly organize the: 10th International Meeting in Law & Economics, on May 25-26, 2023.

The 2023 workshop will take place on the Campus of the University Paris Nanterre. The organization of this international conference dedicated to Law & Economics aims at establishing an annual meeting in order to attract top Law & Economics scholars on a regular basis in Ile- de-France, and to promote sustained interactions with the French scholars also interested in these topics. The workshop consists in 8 thematic sessions of 2 papers; this allows each speaker to have 45 minutes in all, and enables longer discussions with the audience than what is nowadays possible during the international conferences in the field.

Submissions must be sent before March 15, 2023, in a pdf format, and by email to Papers (completed, or at least in preliminary draft) using various methodologies (theoretical, empirical, or experimental) and related to any topics of Law & Economics are welcome, including: Economics of Procedures, Litigations, Law and Finance, Economics of Competition Law, Tort Law and Liability Rules, Law Enforcement and Economics of Crime, Constitutional Law and Political Economics, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Contracts and Law.

European Doctorate in Law and Economics

Application for programme starting October 2023

Application deadline: 1st February 2023

5-6 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 to be supervised by experts in the field of Law and Economics
  • scholarships offered by partner universities
  • multiple doctoral degrees 

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 at

For enquiries, please

Call for papers: 36th EALE Annual Conference

The call for papers for the 36th EALE Annual Conference (Tel Aviv University, 18-20 September 2019) is now open. Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics. Policy papers are eligible if they deal with very important and timely issues. Submissions must be original and not yet published and preference is given to full papers.

Submit online at by April 8, 2019.

In the submission form you will be asked to indicate whether you are eligible for the Göran Skogh Award for the most promising paper presented at the EALE Conference by a young scholar. To qualify for the award, all of the authors must have obtained their PhD prior to April 8, 2017. The winner will receive EUR 1,000.

If you would like your paper to be scheduled on a particular day for religious reasons, please send an email to contextually to the submission. Later scheduling requests will not be considered.

Acceptance will be communicated on or around May 25, 2019.
Confirmation through Registration: Authors of accepted papers will have about two weeks to confirm their attendance by registering to the conference. Papers by authors who are not able to confirm will be excluded from the program. We do this to minimize the number of empty slots at the conference.

Registration fee (including EALE membership): €300 for regular participants and €175 for Ph.D. students.

Accomodation: Tel Aviv tends to be a very busy city during September, and we strongly recommend to reserve your accomodation as early as possible. We are happy to offer you a choice of hotels in agreement with Tel Aviv University, at special rates for the participants of the conference – on an availability basis. A list of suggested accommodation options is available on the EALE website.

Please see the General Information about the conference on the EALE website. 

Pre-doc position in Competition and Innovation at ZEW Mannheim

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is looking to fill a pre-doctoral researcher position in the Junior Research Group “Competition and Innovation” within the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics.”

This is a great opportunity for prospective PhD students who are interested in applied work with a strong policy focus. German language skills are not required.

More details are available on this website. The application deadline is 10 March 2019.

2019 Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) Annual Congress

The 2019 annual congress of SERCI will be held in Montpellier (France) on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th of July. The local organisation of the event will be undertaken by Alain Marciano (University of Montpellier).

The Invited SERCI Lecture will be delivered by Zorina Khan faculty/b/bkhan/ (Economics, Bowdoin College).

There is no registration fee for participation at the SERCI Annual Congress. Proposals for papers to be presented at the congress should be sent as an email attachment to: Submissions should be received no later than 21st April 2019.

At the submissions stage, a detailed abstract is sufficient (setting out the issue to be studied, the methods to be used, and, if possible, the likely results), although of course full papers are most welcome. In any case, completed versions of accepted papers will be required by late June 2019. Submissions should clearly state the source of any financial aid supporting the research presented in the paper (apart from any support provided by the home academic institution).

Submissions are encouraged on any topic related to the economics of copyright generally defined. Topics of interest to SERCI include (but are not restricted to) such issues as the efficient level of copyright protection, the causes and effects of copyright piracy, licensing and pricing of copyright protected material, the regulation and efficiency of copyright collectives, the public domain for creative works, cultural economics and the copyright industries, markets for musical works, and labour markets in the creative industries.

A selection of papers from the congress will be published in the December 2019 issue of the Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues rerci.php.