The consortium of IIT Kanpur, IIM Ahmadabad and Gujarat National Law University organizes the Second International Workshop on Law and Economics to discuss procedural and substantive rules and regulations of market, non-market and network transactions.
The Conference aims at:
There is a need for efficient legal rules to change the behaviour of individuals of societies, and basic social structures and trends to achieve societal well-being. theoretical, methodogical, empirical, comparative, and substantial and procedural rules oriented law and economics.
It also emphasizes on the institutional conditions that might promote efficient legal norms. The broad themes of this conference are:
Law and Economics of Private and Public Laws: Law and Economics of Property law, Contract law, Tort law, Corporation law, Competition law, Labour Law, Administrative law with special emphasis on Developing Countries;
Environmental Challenges: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change will initiate institutional climate change. It will also bring to the fore issues like land use policy, environmental regulation, trade and the environment, environmental refugees, and global governance;
Consumer Contracts: J K Galbraith’s revised sequence prevails over goods and services. The standard form of contracts by the industrial empires forces consumers to take-it or leave-it in the sectors such as e-commerce, Housing, Insurance, Medical Services, and the Market for Human Organs;
Crime against Women: Atrocities against women, gender discrimination at home or workplace or both;
IPRs: Policy framework on Innovation and Invention, Patenting controversies in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry, and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;
Law and Finance: Financial reforms in India relating to issues such as Financial inclusion, the supremacy of the Reserve Bank of India regarding monetary policy, Cyber Crimes, Stock Regulating Exchanges and Trading thereon including High Frequency Trading, Sovereign Bankruptcy, Tax Evasion, Black Money, Basel and Financial Stability Board norms, WTO and the Financial Services; and
Constitutional functionaries and the Public Trust: The Constitutional issues such as Judicial Appointments, Judicial Overreach, Disqualification of Convicted Representatives, and Fixed Tenure for Bureaucrats.
The abstracts will be reviewed as per the following guidelines:
Important Dates and submissions
The proposals should consist of an abstract of 300 words that outlines the research questions and approach as well as its relevance to the conference themes.
Proposals should be submitted to [email protected] and will be reviewed by an international review panel.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 5th May 2016.
Full papers are due by 30 July, 2016.
Submission of Abstracts: 25th April, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 5th May 2016
Submission of Papers: 30th July 2016
Conference: 3-4 September 2016
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