Call for Papers / Submit a Paper

Those interested in presenting a paper at the 34th 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 was May 8, 2017 (extended to May 15, 2017) and the submission system is now closed. 

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:
  • Administrative law/regulation
  • Antitrust/Competition law and economics
  • Bankruptcy;  Secured Credit;  Creditorʹs Rights
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure; Litigation; ADR, Crime
  • Commercial Law; Contracts
  • Corporate Governance; Law and Finance; Theory of the Firm; Nonprofit Organizations/ Corporate Law; Securities
  • Courts; Evidence; Juries; Judges; Judicial Decision‐making
  • Employment & Labor Law and Economics; Family Law; Discrimination/Immigration
  • Health Law; Health Insurance; Medical Malpractice
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law (public and private); International Trade; Law & Development
  • Political Economy; Public Choice; Public Law; Constitutional Law and Economics
  • Property Law and Economics
  • Environmental Law and Economics
  • Taxation; Public Finance; Transfer Programs; Tax compliance
  • Torts; Products Liability; Liability Insurance
  • Experimental/Behavioural  Law and Economics
  • History of L&E /Philosophy / Methodology of Law & Economics

For each topic area, at least two area organizers will provide expertise in evaluating the papers. They will review the papers and recommend session panels to the Program Committee, which bears ultimate responsibility for defining the program.

Regular/Short Papers

The conference will allow for the presentation of regular papers (30 minutes for presentation, comments, and general discussion) and of short papers (with an overall time of 15 minutes, and no assigned commentator). The short paper format is open to 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 separate concurrent sessions. Authors may submit their papers either to both formats or may deliberately opt for one single option. There will be no poster sessions.


Young scholars (who have received their Ph.D. not earlier than two years prior to the Conference) are 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 EUR 1,000.

Registration fee:

The conference fee is £140 for Ph. D. students and £280 for other participants (including EALE membership fee).

Important dates:
  • Paper submission deadline: May 8, 2017 (extended to May 15, 2017)
  • Communication of acceptance: June 15, 2017
  • Final papers due by: August 10, 2017
  • Registration by: August 10, 2017