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.

Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions Workshop

The Workshop on Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions will be hosted by the Claremont Graduate University, California, on February 21-22, 2019.

Workshop’s objectives:

The aim of the Endogenous Rules, Risk & Legal Institutions Workshop is to showcase recent contributions that enhance our understanding of endogenous rules within legal institutions. By design, we want the workshop to be interdisciplinary and open to any methodological approach. 


  • Steven Raphael
  • Shawn Bushway

Crucial dates and info:

  • Hotel and meals will be covered for those presenting a paper. There is no registration fee required for speakers or attendees.
  • Submission deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2019

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.

2019 Summer Institute in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago

The 2019 Summer Institute in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School is in its 8th summer and this year’s organizing theme –Regulation of Consumer Markets – is set as an timely and illuminating topic in which to delve more deeply into the tools and techniques of law and economics. For the past seven summers, experienced and more junior scholars/academics as well judges, policy makers, and advanced students have come to University of Chicago Law School to engage in two weeks of rigorous course work and debate. In addition to the four intensive courses, there are special lectures and an opportunity to present non-published academic works in progress.

The event will take place from 8 to 19 July. The details regarding the curriculum, faculty, application and tuition fee are available on the website.

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.