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 Khanhttps://www.bowdoin.edu/ 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: richard@serci.org. 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 http://www.serci.org/ rerci.php.

Funded PhD Opportunity at Ulster University

The Doctoral College of Ulster University is offering a scholarship for a PhD student at the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. The PhD student should work under the supervision of Dr. Michele Gazzola and Prof. Gordon Marnoch on the topic “The Multilingual Public Administration“. We are looking for an outstanding student in economics, law and economics, public policy, or political science. The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of £14,777 per annum for three years. Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students. The PhD should start in September 2019.

Submission Deadline: Monday 18 February 2019

Interview Date: 25 to 27 March 2019

International Workshop in Law and Economics: Open Innovation

The Centre of Legal Research of Grenoble (Université Grenoble Alpes), and the Grenoble Applied Economics Lab (Université Grenoble Alpes, INRA, CNRS and Grenoble INP) will hold an International Workshop in Law and Economics. Focused on Open Innovation and forms of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and/or contractual arrangements that may enable the sharing of knowledge and innovation, this workshop will be held on June 13-14, 2019, in Grenoble (France).

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
– Open source licenses,
– Patent clearinghouses,
– Patent pools,
– IPRs on Digital Goods,
– IPRs on plants,
– IPRs and incentives to innovate.

A special session will be scheduled for doctoral students.

Two keynote lectures will be delivered by the Professors Paul Belleflamme  (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain) and Geertrui Van Overwalle (CiTiP, K.U. Leuven).

A round table will be organized at the end of each day. The first will deal with the role of open innovation in plant breeding and agricultural research, the second will address open innovation in academic research.

Please note that there is no registration fee for the presenting authors.

The deadline for submitting papers is January 15th, 2019.

Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee and detailed instructions will be provided to presenting authors by March 15th, 2019.

For further information, please consult the attached Call for Papers or the website : https://workshop.inra.fr/open-innovation

Workshop in Law and Economics, Cairo, Egypt.

The Faculty of Law at the British University in Egypt (BUE) is holding its first workshop on Law and Economics in collaboration with the Institute of Law and Economics at Hamburg University (ILE). The workshop will be held on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at the British University in Egypt campus at Sherouk City, Cairo.

The workshop strives to give an introduction to Economic Analysis of the Law in an interactive workshop. The workshop will feature sessions at which scholars and professionals in the area of Law and Economics will be invited to give presentations. After each presentation discussions will be held. This workshop will expose speakers, guests and faculty members to some of the
insights Law and Economics can provide in several branches of law and policy areas.

Please send an email expressing your interest to participate and details of your paper or presentation to Dr. Alex Atanasov: alex.atansov@bue.edu.eg
The workshop on 24 March 2019 will begin at 9:00 am. There will be no participation fee or any other costs for presenters associated with participating in the workshop.

The Submission Deadline is January 27th 2019. For more details see the uploaded brochure.

6th International Meeting in Law &Economics

EconomiX (CNRS and Paris Nanterre), the Paris Center for Law & Economics (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas), the Laboratoire d’Economie Dionysien (Paris 8 Vincennes-St Denis), ERUDITE (Paris Est-Créteil), and the Center for Economics of Paris Nord (CNRS and Paris 13 Villetaneuse) will jointly organize the: 6th International Meeting in Law & Economics, on April 18-19, 2019. The workshop in 2019 will be organized on the Campus of 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 January 14, 2019, in a pdf format, and by email to Eric.Langlais@parisnanterre.fr . 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, Entrepreneurship, 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. The selection of papers will be made before February 7, 2019.

Contact, information and submission : Eric.Langlais@parisnanterre.fr .

Important dates :

  • Deadline for submission : January 14, 2019.
  • Selection of papers : February 7, 2019.

Registration and payment of fees (including 2 lunches, all coffee-breaks, and 1 dinner): before March 31, 2019.

Participation fees : Students (Master, PhD) : 80 euros. Academics : 150 euros. Institutions and Non Academics : 200 euros.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee: Béatrice Dumont (CEPN, CNRS & Paris 13), Eric Langlais (EconomiX, CNRS & Paris Nanterre), Marie Obidzinski (CRED, Paris 2), Jacques Pelletan (LED Paris 8), Arnold Vialfont (ERUDITE, Paris Est-Créteil).

For more details see the information brochure

17th German Law and Economics Association Annual Conference

The German Law and Economics Association (Gesellschaft für Recht und Ökonomik e.V) is honoured to announce that 17th edition of the annual conference will take place on July 11-12, 2019 in Hannover (Leibniz-Fachhochschule – School of Business). The main lecture of the conference “Competition and Cartel Law in the Digital Age” will be delivered by prof. dr. Justus Haucap from the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics and the Heinrich Heine University. The conference fee is 100 €.

The organizers also invite scholars to send scientific articles that will be presented at the conference – the deadline is February 26, 2019,  and decisions about qualifying or rejecting will be forwarded by the end of March. The organizers also provide financial support (partial coverage of costs) for young researchers wishing to take part in the event.

Detailed information on the conference and the rules for sending the publication are available in the information brochure.

EMLE Midterm Meeting 2019: call for papers

The Institute of Law & Economics (ILE), Law School, Universität Hamburg, is proud to host the Midterm Meeting of the European Master in Law & Economics Programme in Hamburg on 14-16 February 2019.

Scholars in the field of Law & Economics and Empirical Legal Studies are invited to present their research at the academic conference on 15 February 2019.

Please submit your paper or abstract as PDF-file to mtm19info@emle.org. Please indicate “MTM paper submission” as subject of the email. Priority in the selection process will be given to completed papers.

The deadline to submit a paper or abstract is 15 December 2018. We will send notifications of acceptance before Mid-January.

The academic conference on 15 February 2019 will commence at 9:00 am and continue until 5:30 pm. The conference will include a key lecture in the morning by Dr. Andreas Dressel, Hamburg’s Senator for Finance. The day will be concluded by a formal conference dinner. The conference schedule will be available at the end of January 2019.

There will be no conference fee or any other costs for presenters associated with attending the academic programme. In addition, ILE will provide complimentary refreshments and lunch during the conference.

Hotel accommodation will be provided to speakers whose papers are selected for presentation.

For general inquiries, please contact us at mtm19info@emle.org.

Workshops of the Ronald Coase Institute in May 2019 in Warsaw

Ronald Coase Institute announced that the next edition of the workshop on institutional analysis will take place on May 12-18 in Warsaw. 26 young scientists and advanced PhD students in social sciences will be able to take part in the workshop. Participants will be selected based on submitted abstracts of articles and references.

The cost of participation in the event is 2500 USD. The organizers intend to grant scholarships to selected participants. The deadline for submitting applications is January 19, 2019. More information is available in the information brochure and on the Institute’s website.