GNLU is a statutory University established by the Government of Gujarat through the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. GNLU is recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). GNLU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU); the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI); and, the International Association of Law Schools (IALS).
About the Conference
The subject of ‘Law & Economics’ or ‘Economic Analysis of Law’ is concerned with the 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 recognising 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. Moreover, with further restrictions around the world due to COVID-19, economic policies have evolved impacting major sectors. This calls for a general theme of law and economics for this International Conference.
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.
Themes and Sub-themes
- Theories and Evidence of Law and Economics
- Micro Economics
- Macro Economics
- Institutional Economics
- Public policy
- Behavioural Law and Economics
- Experimental Economics
- Welfare Economics
- Law and Economics of Private Laws
- Contracts and Standard form of Contracts
- Tort Law and Product Liability
- Forensic Law
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Common Law
- Law and Economics of Public Laws
- Constitutional Law
- Rigid vs Flexible
- Constitutional Erosion
- Economics of Constitutionalism
- Administrative Law
- Election Law
- Law and Finance
- Financial reforms in India
- Financial inclusion
- Reserve Bank of India and monetary policy
- Stock Exchange Regulations and Trading
- Bankruptcy including Sovereign Bankruptcy
- Tax Laws- Tax Reforms, Tax Evasion etc
- Black Money, Basel and Financial Stability Board norms,
- WTO and the Financial Services
- Regulation and Business Law
- Competition Law and Policy
- Consumer Law and Policy,
- Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
- Securities Laws
- Regulated Industries
- Real Estate Infrastructure, Energy sector, etc.
- Economics of Legal Procedure
- Legal Systems
- Legislative Process-Government budgeting and Policy Making
- Litigation Processes
- Civil and Criminal Remedies,
- Alternative Dispute Resolution,
- Sectoral Regulators and Conflict
- Judicial Decision Making
- Big data, Technology and AI
- Cyber Crimes
- Business and Cyber
- Machine Learning
- Data and Privacy
- Gender Dimensions of Law and Economics
- Legal Frameworks and Women’s Empowerment in organised and unorganised sectors
- Gender dimensions of Globalisation and Sustainable Development
- Socio-Economic Costs of Gender Inequality, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment etc.
- The Cultural Dimensions of Law and Economics
- The Cultural Dimensions of Development, Impact of Cultural roots on Economic Performance
- The Culture of Capital
- The Culture of Sustenance,
- Law and Economics of Caste and Religion
- Law and Economics of Justice and Equality
- Efficiency vs Equality
- Socio-Economic Rules and Norms
- Beyond Welfarism
- Economics of Ageing
- Law and Economics: History, Institutions, Public Policies
- Legal Origins and Economic Consequences
- Legal Sources Education and Methodology
- Legal Traditions Transplantations and Mutations
- The Historical Process of Institutional Dynamics
- History of National/International Institutions
- Unification/Pluralism of Law
- Other Substantive Areas of Law and Economics
- Effect of COVID-19
- Labour-Migration and Labour Codes etc
- Energy, Environment, Health and Safety
- International Trade
- Family and Personal
- Refugees and Immigration
- Human Rights
- Agriculture and Allied sectors
*The above themes are only indicative. Papers are invited from other allied areas of law and economics as well.
Who can Participate?
- Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Economics
- Research Scholars pursuing PhD in the interdisciplinary study of Law and Economics
- Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Statistics
- Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Public Policy
- Students/Research Scholars pursuing M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D Discipline in Development Studies
- Students pursuing Five-Year/Three LLB Discipline
- Students pursuing One-Year/Two-Year LLM Discipline
- Academicians teaching and researching in the interdisciplinary study of law and economics.
- Professionals working in Banking, Finance or Economics field.
This is not an exhaustive list. Students, Researchers, Academicians, Professionals having an avid interest in the interdisciplinary study of Law and Economics are welcome to be part of the Conference too.
- Last Date for submission of Full Paper: February 1, 2022
- Confirmation of Acceptance: February 18, 2022
- Last Date of Registration and Payment: February 28, 2022
- Submission of PowerPoint Presentation: March 2, 2022
- Date of Conference: March 10 and 11, 2022
- Length of full paper: The word limit for Original Papers is 4500-6500 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, 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. In case the authors require some guidance for writing and research in the field of Law and Economics, the following papers from GNLU Journal of Law and Economics can be accessed:
- Fuelling Compliance with Competition Law: Competition Commission of India and the Automobile Sector by Soumya Hariharan, Nandita Sahai, Sakshi Agarwal & Akrathi Shetty
- Optimal Magnitude & Probability of Fines when Courts Dislike Punishment by Nuno Garoupa
- Inter-disciplinary in Law: Its Necessity & Challenges by Regis Lenneau
- Students and Research Scholars: 500/- (INR)
- Academicians and Professionals: 1000/- (INR)
- Foreign Students and Research Scholars: 25 (USD)
- Foreign Academicians and Professionals: 50 (USD)
*Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors. In the case of Co-authorship, both 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 papers by February 18, 2022.
- 1st Prize to 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: 7,000 (INR) Cash Prize
- 3rd Prize to Third Best Paper Presentation at the Conference: 5,000 (INR) Cash Prize
Certificate of Participation will be provided to all the 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.
**Publication will be finalised after the consent of the author(s).
Mr. Ishaan Gupta
Mr. Anant Agarwal
Mr. Ayush Gorana
Email Address: [email protected]