Lucerne Graduate Academy for Law and Economics

The Lucerne Graduate Academy for Law and Economics will be hosted by the University of Luzern, on July 6-10, 2020.

Programe objectives:

The Lucerne Graduate Academy for Law and Economics is an annual intensive one-week programme designed to introduce legal scholars and economists to the principles and current trends in the field of law and economics. The Graduate Academy will be conducted in collaboration with the Notre Dame Law School Research Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB).

Crucial dates and info:

  • Please apply using linked form
  • Tuition fee: CHF 1200.-
  • Application deadline: January 31 2019

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

Midterm Conference in Law and Economics

The Midterm Conference in Law and Economics will be hosted by the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE), Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, on February 13-15, 2020.

Conference objectives:

 EMLE invites scholars and graduate students in the field of Law and Economics to present their research at the academic conference. The conference, which will celebrate the 30th academic year of the EMLE program, will include a keynote lecture by Prof. em. Boudewijn Bouckaert, the first director of the EMLE program.

Crucial dates and info:

  • Please submit your paper or abstract as PDF‐file to
  • There will be no conference fee or any other costs associated with attending the academic program for presenters.
  • Submission deadline: December 5, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: before December 16

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

Workshop on Institutional Analysis

The Workshop on Institutional Analysis will be hosted by the Binh Duong New City, Vietnam, on May 10-16, 2020.

Workshop objectives:

 Present your research in new ways in a small, focused setting.  Share intensive discussions and get feedback from faculty and other participants:  first within a small group, then formally before the entire workshop.  Ten full-time faculty will provide intensive mentoring.

Hear the faculty discuss their own research and strategies to formulate questions, develop analysis, and communicate results.

Network closely with faculty and other young scholars who have an enduring interest in institutional analysis.  After the daily sessions, enjoy informal conversations during delicious dinners. There will also be a special event and a gala dinner.  Upon graduation, become part of a scholarly network with alumni from 76 countries.

Crucial dates and info:

  • Apply online at
    There you will need to upload your research abstract (350 words max), 1-page CV, statement of purpose, and the names of two references.
  • Submission deadline: January 11, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: Twenty-six participants will be selected competitively on the basis of their research abstracts, CVs, and references.  Abstracts will be evaluated on the clarity and importance of the research question, analysis, and institutional focus.  Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred. Admissions decisions will be announced in February.

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

MaCCI Law & Economics Conference

The MaCCI Law & Economics Conference will be hosted by the Leibnitz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, on November 14-15, 2019.

Conference objectives:

The conference will provide an international platform for exchange and discussion between academic researchers and practitioners in public authorities, legal counsel, and economic consultancies.

The MaCCI Law and Economics Conference is organized for the ninth time since the inaugural edition in 2011. It is our ambition to stimulate and disseminate research in the field of innovation policy, competition, market design,  and regulation.

This year the topic is “Intellectual Property Proceedings”. The conference will consist of two keynote lectures and four panel discussions covering the following topics.

  • Proportionality of Injunctions in Patent Law
  • Trade Secrets – Valuation and Protection
  • What is FRAND?
  • Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Strike a FRAND Deal


  • Nathan Wajsman: Chief Economist EU Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Spain
  • Gary Moss: Partner at EIP Europe LLP, London, UK

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

The ComplianceNet 2020

The ComplianceNet 2020 Conference will be hosted by the University College London (UCL) School of Public Policy/Department of Political Science and the UCL Global Governance Institute, on June 29-30, 2020.

Conference objectives:

ComplianceNet seeks to bring together scholars from a range of different disciplines to study the interaction between rules and human behaviour, broadly defined. The first two meetings have been highly successful, bringing together academics from business, criminology, economics, law, political science, psychology and sociology, among other fields.

Crucial dates and info:

  • ComplianceNet 2020 is timed to take place immediately after the biennial ECPR Regulatory Governance meeting—a meeting which may be important for a number of ComplianceNet attendees–at the University of Exeter taking place from June 24-26.
  • Submission deadline:  January 24, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: within one month

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

Behavioral And Experimental Public Choice Workshop

The Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Public Choice will be hosted by the Claremont Graduate University, California, on April 1-2, 2020.

Workshop’s objectives:

The aim of the Behavioral and Experimental Public Choice Workshop is to unite researchers working across disciplines in order to discuss how the experimental method and behavioral insights can improve our understanding of a variety of public choice and collective decision-making topics.


  • Professor Thomas Palfrey (Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology)
  • Professor Leeat Yariv (Uwe E. Reinhardt Professor of Economics, Princeton University)

Crucial dates:

  • Submission deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2020

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

PhD positions in Law and economics at the IMPRS BeSmart

The newly established IMPRS BeSmart is looking for candidates interested in law and economics as well as in behavioral and experimental economics . The IMPRS BeSmart is hosted by the MPI for Collective Goods in Bonn together with the universities Cologne and Bonn and the international partners University of California at San Diego, ETH Zurich, Norwegian School of Economics NHH and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Further information can be found here: application

IEL PhD Call for applications

Collegio Carlo Alberto University (Turin, Italy) is pleased to announce the call for applications for a three-year doctoral programme “IEL – Institutions, Economics and Law International Programme” organised in cooperation with other renowned scientific institutions.

For the academic year starting in winter 2019, 9 places will be available and qualified doctoral students will receive scholarships.

Entrants are invited to apply no later than 16 April (12 PM) this year. Candidates who intend to obtain the Master’s degree by 31 September this year may also take part in the recruitment process on a conditional basis.