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Cfp: International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law by GNLU: Submit by Jan 15

Gujarat National Law University is organizing the 6th International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law, Governance and Public Policy.

About CLE

The Centre for Law & Economics (CLE) is a centre of excellence for research and training in the discipline of law & economics (also referred to as the Economic Analysis of Law). The Centre values rigorous work in the discipline and aims to promote awareness of and research in the field.

About the Conference

GNLU through its Centre for Law and Economics (CLE) has been working towards the creation of interest and awareness in a legal study using economic tools. 

Pursuing this aim, the current edition of the GCLE International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law, Governance and Public Policy aims to promote students/research scholars and professionals who have an avid interest in the field of law and economics.

Theme of the Conference

The subject of ‘law & economics’ or ‘economic analysis of law’ is concerned with the intersection between the subjects of law & economics. It permits the greater use of economic tools and concepts to examine and understand the law in addition to recognizing the importance of law to the analysis of the economy.

Today, the field of law & economics has expanded and transformed subjects such as Property, Contracts, Torts, Criminal law and procedure, Constitutional law, Administrative law, Environmental law, Family law, etc. The inherent advantage of this field is that its objective nature permits the legal system to function rationally and more efficiently. Besides, it provides a useful normative standard for evaluating law and policy.

Law & economics is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary field that applies tools from microeconomic theory to legal rules and structures to explain their functioning, evaluate their performance and prescribe alternative rules and structures to create optimum social outcomes.

Law & economics has seen prolific development in various jurisdictions and has elicited startling results that have changed the way we look at and run our legal systems, winning scholars several accolades, notably including the Nobel prize in economics.

This calls for a general theme of law and economics for the Conference. With further restrictions around the world due to pre and post-Covid-19 effects, economic policies have evolved impacting major sectors. The Centre encourages the submission of manuscripts focusing on the economic analysis of law. Manuscripts may be in any of the substantive areas of law and economics, including but not limited to the following:

  • Basic Areas of Law and Economics: property, contract, tort law and product liability, forensic economics, criminal law, civil law, common law, constitutional and election law.
  • Economic Analysis of Litigations: causes of delays/pendency in judicial administration, costs of delays, out-of-court settlements, judicial reforms, legal procedures, the legal system and illegal behaviour, and enforcement of the law.
  • International Law (Public and Private): international trade, law and development, environmental law, human rights law.
  • Regulation and Business Law: antitrust, business and securities, regulated industries, business and cyber, real estate.
  • Macroeconomics and Law: use of economic tools in public policy analysis.
  • Law and Finance: financial sector reforms in India, formation of monetary policy, cyber crimes, stock market regulations, sovereign bonds, corporate and banking bankruptcy, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), tax evasion, black money, Basel and financial stability board norms, WTO and financial services.
  • Market Regulators: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), Competition Commission of India (CCI), Consumer Protection Authority (CPA), Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.
  • Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics: labour, energy, environment, health and safety, international tax, family and personal, and immigration.
  • Economical Analysis of Contemporary Legal Developments: for instance: anti-defection law, etc.

The above themes are only indicative. They invite research papers from other allied areas of law and economics as well.

Submission Guidelines

  • Length of full paper: The word limit for Original Papers is 3500-6500 words (excluding footnotes and title).
  • Format: The Papers have to be submitted in Microsoft Word (Doc./Docx.) formats only.
  • Font: The body of the manuscript must be in “Times New Roman” font only.
  • Font Size: 12 (Line spacing 1.5 and alignment “justify”).
  • Footnotes: All footnotes must be in font “Times New Roman”, font size 10, single line spacing. All submissions must follow the “The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition).”
  • The paper has to be original and free from plagiarism.

How to submit?

Interested candidates must submit the original papers/manuscripts through the link provided at the end of this post.

Awards and Publications

To promote and reward deserving submissions, the following awards have been decided for the Conference:

  • 1st Prize for Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 10,000 (INR) Cash Prize + Publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics.
  • 2nd Prize for Second Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 5,000 (INR) Cash Prize.
  • 3rd Prize for Third Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 3,000 (INR) Cash Prize.
  • Certificate of Participation will be provided to all the Paper Presenters.
  • After the presentations of the selected papers, depending on the quality of the content, a few papers may be considered for publication in an Edited book version by the Centre for Law & Economics which will be duly notified.
  • The publication will be finalized after the consent of the author(s).

Important Dates

  • Submission of Full Paper – January 15, 2023.
  • Confirmation of Acceptance – January 28, 2023.
  • Last date for Registration and Payment – February 5, 2023.
  • Submission of PowerPoint Presentation – February 15, 2023.

Registration Fee

  • GNLU Students – 1000/- (INR)
  • Non-GNLU Students and Ph.D./Research Scholars – 1500/- (INR)
  • Academicians and Professionals – 2500/- (INR)
  • Foreign Students and Research Scholars – 40 (USD)
  • Foreign Academicians and Professionals – 80 (USD)
  1. Co-authorship is allowed for up to two authors. In the case of Co-authorship, both authors have to register and make the registration payment separately.
  2. For participants opting for food and accommodation an extra 2000/- (INR) [25 USD for foreign nationals] will be charged (excluding taxes). The food and accommodation provided will be for 2 days.
  3. The payment link for registration and the link to the registration form will be sent to the authors of selected papers by January 28, 2023.
  4. Foreign Nationals are required to make payments via HDFC Bank and their participation shall be subject to approval by Indian authorities.

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please contact Krishna Agarwal, Student Convenor, GNLU Centre for Law and Economics, +91-9476273728.

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