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: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilt/events/tilting-perspectives

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 tina.soreide@nhh.no

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 (tim.friehe@uni-marburg.de) 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 fiwi@wiwi.uni-marburg.de

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.

the 18th annual conference of the German Law and Economics Association

The Annual Conference of the German Association of Law and Economics will be held on December 22-23, 2021,  in Berlin, to be hosted by the Freie Universität. The local organizer is Andreas Engert. Should the pandemic prohibit an offline meeting, organizers are planning for an online conference.

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.

Crucial dates and info:

  Please apply using dedicated site

The organizer communicates acceptance decisions in late April 2021. If your paper is accepted, you will need to send the complete manuscript to your discussant no later than July 1. 

Submission fees:  If the conference can be held offline, the attendance fee will be €120 (€60 for PhD candidates), which includes the conference dinner on July 22. 

Submission deadline for abstracts and/or draft papers: March 30, 2021.