GNLU Centre for Law and Economics is organizing the ‘GNLU International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law and Governance’ from 18th-21st March 2021.
About the Conference
The subject of ‘Law & Economics’ or ‘Economic Analysis of Law’ is concerned with this interface 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 so as to explain their functioning, evaluate their performance and prescribe alternative rules and structures so as 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 a number of accolades, notably including the Nobel Prize in Economics.
This calls for a general theme of law and economics for this International Conference. With further restrictions around the world due to COVID-19, economic policies have evolved impacting major sectors. It becomes pertinent to also invite extended abstracts on the theme of the current pandemic.
The Centre encourages the submission of papers focusing on the economic analysis of law. Papers 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:
- Tort Law and Product Liability
- Forensic Economics
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Common Law
- Constitutional and Election Law.
- Regulation and Business Law:
- Business and Securities
- Regulated Industries
- Business and Cyber
- Real Estate.
- Economics of Legal Procedure:
- The Legal System Litigation Process
- Illegal Behavior and Law Enforcement
- 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, Corporate and Banking Bankruptcy
- Bankruptcy code
- Tax Evasion
- Black Money
- Basel and Financial Stability Board norms
- WTO and the Financial Services
- Market Regulators:
- Regulated Industries/ Competition law and working of the commission
- Consumer laws
- Financial Sector Legal Reforms Commission
- 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
- Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics Labor, Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety, International, Tax, Family and Personal, Immigration.
The above themes are only indicative. Papers are invited from other allied areas of Law and Economics as well.
Young Researchers/Scholars Edition
GNLU through its Centre for Law and Economics has been working towards the creation of interest and awareness in the legal study using economic tools. Apart from that GNLU also offers a Ph.D. degree course in the interdisciplinary study of law and economics. Following this aim further, the current edition of the GNLU International Conference on Economic Analysis of Law & Governance aims to promote young scholars and researchers having an avid interest in the field of Law and Economics. GNLU Centre for Law and Economics has always tried to reach out to bright and young minds who have a keen interest in employing economic tools and theories for legal analysis. Some of these efforts can be seen on GNLU Centre for Law and Economics page for Past Events.
In order to promote such young minds, the theme of this edition of the Conference is ‘Young Researchers/Scholars Edition’ targeting the following:
- 1. Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Economics
- 2. Research Scholars pursuing Ph.D in the interdisciplinary study of Law and Economics
- 3. Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Statistics
- 4. Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Public Policy
- 5. Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Development Studies
- 6. Students pursuing Five-Year/Three LLB Discipline
- 7. Students pursuing One-Year/Two-Year LLM Discipline
- 8. Academicians teaching and researching in the interdisciplinary study of law and economics.
- 9. Professionals working in Banking, Finance or Economics field.
- Submission of Abstracts: 10th February 2021
- Confirmation of Acceptance: 15th February 2021
- Last Date of Registration and payment: 20th February 2021
- Submission of Draft Paper: 10th March 2021
- Submission of PowerPoint Presentation: 15th March 2021
- Students and Research Scholars: 500/- (INR)
- Academicians and Professionals: 1000/- (INR)
Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors. In case of Co-authorship, both the authors have to register and make the registration payment separately.
The payment link for registration and the registration forms link will be sent to the authors of selected abstracts by 15th February 2021.
- 1st Prize to Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 15,000 (INR) Cash Prize + Publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics Volume IV.
- 2nd Prize to Second Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 10,000 (INR) Cash Prize + Publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics Volume IV.
- 3rd Prize to Third Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 5,000 (INR) Cash Prize + Publication in GNLU Journal of Law and Economics Volume IV.
- 4th Prize to Fourth Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 3,000 (INR) Cash Prize
- 5th Prize to Fifth Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 2,000 (INR) Cash Prize