2016 International Conference on Law and Economics

Papers are invited for the Second International Conference on Law and Economics jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), and the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmadabad (IIMA).


Conference Themes

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. This conference invites original paper on 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:

  1. 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;

  2. 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;

  3. 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;

  4. Crime against Women: Atrocities against women, gender discrimination at home or workplace or both;

  5. IPRs: Policy framework on Innovation and Invention, Patenting controversies in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry, and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;

  6. 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

  7. 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 conference provides an opportunity to discuss interdisciplinary transformational research that will promote institutionalist scholarship on market, nonmarket and network transactions.


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