Asian Law and Economics Conference 2021 (Online)

The 17th Annual Asian Law and Economics Association (AsLEA) Conference will be held on December 11, 2021 in online format and hosted by Peking University Law School. Those interested in presenting papers are invited to submit their drafts along with a short abstract by November 28, 2021.

Organizers welcome submissions on topics in any areas of Law and Economics, although submissions dealing with questions that originate from Asia or are relevant to Asia today are encouraged. Submissions on traditional areas of Law and Economics as well as on new topics are welcome, and both theoretical and empirical research will be considered.


Organizers will consider any topics in or related to Law and Economics, including but not limited to the following:

Antitrust and Competition – Bankruptcy – Behavioral Law and Economics – Law and Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data – Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crimes and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Family Law – Finance, Securities, and Capital Market Regulation – Health and Medical Law – Innovation – Intellectual Property – International Law and International Trade – Labor and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Procedure – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political Economy and Public Choice – Privacy and Data Protection – Property Rights and Property Law – Public and Administrative Law – Regulation – Rule of Law and Legal Institutions – Social Welfare and Welfare Policy – Taxation – Tort Law

Organizers also welcome topics related to other fields of Economics, Finance and Law.

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts and draft papers: By November 28, 2021

Invitation sent to confirmed presenters: By December 5, 2021

Invitation sent to other registered participants: By December 9, 2021

Guideline for Submission and Registration

Submissions should be sent, in PDF and/or MS Word format, to the following e-mail address:

Please include on the first page of your submission the following information: paper title, authors’ names and affiliations, and contact information including an email address for the corresponding author.

If you are interested in publishing your conference paper in the Asian Journal of Law and Economics, please indicate your interest when you make your initial submission.

If you are interested in registering as a non-presenting participant of the online conference, please send an email that includes your name, institutional affiliation, title/position at your institution, and institutional email address to   

TILTing conference

From 19-21 May, the online TILTing conference will take place featuring 6 conference tracks: Competition & Market Regulation, Intellectual Property, Energy & Climate Crisis, Data Governance, Human Rights & Artificial Intelligence, and an open track on Regulating in Times of Crisis.

More information about the program, the different tracks and registration (free of charge) is available here:

You are welcome to join any session of interest.

The Competition & Market Regulation track features 8 sessions spread over the 3 conference days with paper presentations on topics ranging from the Digital Markets Act, to data sharing, platform liability, competition in the health sector, sustainability and digital ecosystems.

Other highlights of the track include:

– Keynote speech by Anu Bradford (Columbia) on The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Authoritarianism – Wednesday 19 May 15.30h CEST

– Panel discussion on Regulating Digital Platforms with Anu Bradford (Columbia), Catherine Batchelor (director of the Digital Markets Unit at the UK Competition & Markets Authority), Nataliia Bielova (Inria Sophia Antipolis) and Inge Graef (Tilburg). Moderator is Filippo Lancieri (Chicago) – Wednesday 19 May 16.30h CEST

– Workshop on Remedies for Digital Markets organized by Michal Gal (Haifa) and Nicolas Petit (EUI) – Friday 21 May 13.30h CEST

Speakers: Seth Benzel (MIT), Francesco Ducci (EUI), Alex Ruiz Feases (Tilburg), Michal Gal (Haifa), Inge Graef (Tilburg), John Kwoka (Northeastern), Filippo Lancieri (Chicago), Mark Lemley (Stanford), Nicolas Petit (EUI), Georgios Petropolous (MIT), Thibault Schrepel (Utrecht, Stanford)

Assistant Professor in Law and Economics, the Norwegian School of Economics

Assistant Professor in Law and Economics – Corporate Compliance and Enforcement:

The position requires a doctoral degree in economics, law & economics, business studies, or finance from an accredited institution (those with a doctoral degree in law alone will not qualify). In addition, we seek candidates with competence in the field of corporate compliance, regulation for the sake of preventing market-related misconduct, and law enforcement.

Deadline for applications is 15 May 2021.

For questions, please consult Tina Søreide at

Opening conference of the Research Group “Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products”

The  Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products  conference will be organized  The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University on October 4-6, 2021.

Programe objectives:

 The conference aims to provide a platform for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary exchange on topics related the development and legal regulation of smart products, as well as factors determining their acceptance and diffusion 

The keynote speakers of the Conference will be:

 Eric Talley (Columbia University) and Mireille Hildebrandt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) 

Crucial dates and info:

  • Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2021
  • No conference fee
  • Conference dates: October 4-6, 2021.

  Please apply using dedicated site

Postdoc position University of Marburg

The Public Economics Group at the University of Marburg, is seeking to recruit a Post Doc (m/f/d). The position starts in September 2021. The successful candidate has the opportunity to develop her/his academic profile in research and teaching for 4 years, with a possible prolongation for another 2 years. This position does not offer a tenure-track option. (The time limitation is based on § 65 (2) HHG and § 2 (1) WissZeitVG, respectively.)

Tasks include research and teaching, in particular in public economics and applied microeconomics.

We require graduate studies in economics/business, a PhD in economics, and a documented very good working knowledge in the areas of public economics and applied microeconomics. We expect teaching experience in different formats, research focused on applied microeconomics, very good English and German skills (C1), and at least one publication in a highly regarded economics journal with peer review. An interest in law & economics and applying for third-party funding will be appreciated.

Please contact Tim Friehe ( if you have questions.

To apply for this position, please send a Cover letter, your Curriculum vitae, a Job market paper, and a list of two professional references.

Please send your applications stating the reference fb02-0005-akrat-2021 to

The 38th EALE conference

The 38th EALE conference will be organized jointly by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics on September 9-10, 2021.

Programe objectives:

We hope the Conference can take place physically in Barcelona in the premises of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Ciutadella Campus). Any update will be published on eale.orgin due course.

The keynote speakers of the Conference will be:

Cani Fernández, President of the Spanish Competition Authority, CNMC
Edward R. Morrison, Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Ariel Porat, President of the Tel Aviv University and recipient of the EALE 2020 Award

Crucial dates and info:

  • Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2021
  • Communication of acceptance: May 30, 2021 (expected)
  • Final papers due by: July 30, 2021
  • Authors’ registration deadline: June 21, 2021
  • Final registration deadline for participants who do not present a paper: August 15, 2021
  • Conference dates: September 9-10, 2021.

  Please apply using dedicated site

Registration fee (including EALE membership) for the face-to-face Conference in Barcelona: €300 for regular participants and €175 for Ph.D. students.

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.