12th Joint Seminar ‘The Future of Law and Economics’

Start date

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020, 09:00

End date

Friday, 27 Mar 2020, 18:00


The Joint Seminar is a joint initiative of the universities of Paris X (Paris Ouest) and Paris II (Panthéon Assas), Maastricht University, Erasmus School of Law and the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE).

Upcoming Joint Seminar will take place in Maastricht on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March 2020.

History and background

In March 2009, PhD students working on topics with respect to the economic analysis of law (also law and economics) came together in Paris as a result of a cooperation between the universities of Maastricht, Paris, Erasmus School of Law and the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The idea was to provide a forum to PhD students to present their ongoing PhD research and receive feedback from senior law and economics scholars from the other institutions as well as from their colleagues. This first seminar was a great success whereby it was considered very fruitful to have this mutual exchange of ideas and stimulating criticisms and an annually reoccurring event ever since, alternating organized by/in Paris, Maastricht and Rotterdam.

The title of the seminar remains 'The Future of Law and Economics', symbolizing the fact that the PhD candidates constitute the future of law and economics and realizing that much of the research they undertake is, in fact, path-breaking and innovative.

The idea is that PhD students affiliated to one of the organizing universities (for EDLE: 3rd year PhDs) present a finished chapter in their research and that senior researchers from other faculties react to that. The seminar is open to all interested PhD students and researchers affiliated to the above-mentioned universities and the EDLE.

Attendance is free of charge, advance registration is compulsory. Please take into account that the Joint Seminar will take two full days (Thursday and Friday).


Note for those (PhDs) who would like to present a paper

Please fill in the registration form below with your (preliminary) title and add an abstract of your paper or the full paper (with abstract included) at the latest by 15 January 2020. Please also indicate how you are affiliated to the Joint Seminar. In case we receive more papers than can be discussed, we will make a selection. You will be timely informed about this. Acceptance of proposals will be communicated by the end of January 2020.

Note for senior researchers

Please fill in the registration form below and indicate your main research interests so that we can try to find the best possible match.

For all participants

Registration for the seminar is possible until 15 March 2020 (23.59 CET).

Registration form

Affiliation to the seminar (which university/institute)
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More information

Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Erasmus School of Law
Marianne Breijer (email: breijer@law.eur.nl)