Call for Papers / Submit a Paper

Those interested in presenting a paper at the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) are invited to submit their paper (at least in its draft form), together with a short abstract, following the online procedure at the bottom of this page (the submission deadline expired on May 8, 2015).

We encourage the submission of new, creative, and also unorthodox ideas. Policy papers are also highly welcome. Priority in selection will be given to completed papers.

Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including:

Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Comparative Law and Economics – Contract theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process – Market and Non-Market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Property rights, property law and growth – Psychology and Law & Economics – Public and Administrative Law – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems

Contributions with regard to:
  • Banking,
  • European Union Law, and
  • Psychology and the Law (including Neuroeconomics)

are particularly welcome.

Special Memorial Session

In memory of the late Göran Skogh, “founding mother” of EALE, a special session will be organized with papers focusing on the law and economics of crime, insurance and environmental policy. Papers should where possible, refer to the work of Göran Skogh and indicate how his ideas contributed to a better understanding of the law and economics of crime, insurance or environmental policy. Proposals for this special Göran Skogh Memorial Session are particularly requested; they should indicate that the paper is meant to be presented during this session.

Regular/Short Papers

For the first time, the conference will allow for the presentation of regular papers (35 minutes for presentation, comments, and general discussion) and of short papers (with an overall time of 15 minutes, and no assigned commentator, allowing the presenter to decide on the split between presentation and general discussion). The short paper format is available for all: it provides a format for accomplished scholars intending to present new ideas in a more initial phase and/or for the presentation of parts of a PhD thesis by young scholars. Short papers will be presented in a separate concurrent session. Authors may submit their papers either to both formats or may deliberately opt for one single option. There will be no poster sessions.


Authors, who fulfil the eligibility requirements (doctors no more than 2 years from the completion of their academic education), are also invited to enter the competition to win the Göran Skogh Award for the most promising paper presented at the EALE Conference. The winner will receive €1000.

Furthermore, there will be, for the first time, a generally open prize in the amount of €3000 for the best paper in the areas of “Tax Competition”, “Tax Compliance” and/or “Law & Economics and the Financial Crisis” donated by Deloitte Austria.

Important dates:
  • Paper submission deadline: April 28, 2015 (deadline extended to May 8, 2015)
  • Communication of acceptance: June 10, 2015
  • Final papers due by: August 10, 2015