Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Law and Economics, which is committed to promoting the interdisciplinary study of law and economics in India, will be organizing the 6th International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law, Governance and Public Policy on 18th and 19th March 2023.
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. It carries out courses and conferences for scholars, practitioners and students apart from publications on the economic analysis of contemporary legal issues. It aims to produce quality prescriptions for legislators, regulators and government departments and provide clear explanations and guidance to businesses and ordinary citizens alike.
About the Conference:
GNLU through its Centre for Law and Economics has been working towards the creation of interest and awareness in legal study using economic tools. The Centre has always tried to reach out to bright minds who have a keen interest in employing economic tools and theories for legal analysis. Some of these efforts can be seen on the Centre's page for past events (Link: https://gnlu.ac.in/Law-And-Economics/Past-events).
Theme of the Conference:
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 behavior, enforcement of 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: labor, energy, environmental, health and safety, international tax, family and personal, immigration.
Economical Analysis of Contemporary Legal Developments: for instance: anti-defection law, etc.
The above themes are only indicative. We invite research papers from other allied areas of law and economics as well. In case the authors require some guidance for writing and research in the field of law and economics, the GNLU Journal of Law and Economics can be accessed: https://gjle.in/.
Awards and Publications:
In order 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 to Second Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 5,000 (INR) Cash Prize.
3rd Prize to Third Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 3,000 (INR) Cash Prize.