The Latin American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (ALACDE) is pleased to announce its XIX Annual Conference to be held on July 13-14 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

ALACDE Law and Economics Annual Conference is a high-profile academic venue in which the latest developments related to law and economics are presented in thematic and plenary sessions.

The annual conference aims to gather the top scholars from Latin American, the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula, and to become the scenario where they can present their research and current work.


Each year, this conference constitutes itself in a working space for academics and practitioners of law and economics to present their research or working papers.

Any person interested in submitting a paper can do it on any of the official languages of the conference (English, Spanish and Portuguese) in Arial 12, with particular attention, but not limited, to:

1. Private and corporate law

a. Property rights
b. Intellectual property
c. Contract law
d. Tort law
e. Corporate acquisitions
f. Finance law
g. Securities law
h. Corporate law and economics
i. Bankruptcy law

2. Public law, economic public law and economic law

a. International law and economics
b. Economic analysis and the – Constitution
c. Antitrust law and regulation
d. Taxes and tax breaks
e. Political economic and public choice
f. Regulated markets and incentives
g. Administrative law
h. Capital markets and regulation
i. Corporate Governance and regulation
j. Legal certainty, rule of law and economics
i. Energy law – Public policy and economics

3. Public welfare and economics

a. Environment
b. Social security and welfare state
c. Criminal policy and criminal law
d. Law and development
e. Family law and economics
f. Economic analysis of discrimination
g. Public health and economics

4. Conflicts resolution and jurisdictional activities
a. Arbitration
b. Alternative conflict resolution
c. Jurisdictional structure and Access to justice
d. Litigation and economics

Authors must send their abstracts no later than April 6th 2015 to [email protected]

Once accepted, authors must submit the final version of their paper no later than May 31st 2015.

The final version of the papers submitted will be available in our website HERE.

The papers submitted will be evaluated by the members of the ALACDE scientific committee, who will decide which papers will be accepted for presentation in the 19th conference.

As usual, we encourage young researchers, no older than thirty years old by December 30th,2014, to participate by submitting short papers, no longer than ten pages, on one of the topics mentioned above.

The committee will evaluate the submissions based on their originality, academic relevance, quality and clarity.

These short papers, once accepted, will be presented in a special session during the conference.

The oral presentation is schedule for a duration of eight minutes and three slides. The rest of the requirements in the present call for papers applies to the short papers submissions.


Selected papers for the conference can run for the following awards:

a. Robert Cooter ALACDE Awards for Scholarships on law and economics

b. Edgardo Buscaglia ALACDE Empirical Research in law and economics Awards

c. ALACDE Poster Prize for Young Researchers

Neither Members of the ALACDE board of directors nor members of the local organizing committee are allowed to run for the wards. The awards will be granted to papers based on a law and economics approach. The scientific committee will decide which papers will receive the awards.

For further details about the 19th conference, please visit our social networks, website or write us an email.


The Twitter Handle is accessible HERE.

The Facebook Page is available HERE.

The website is available HERE.

[email protected]

Important deadlines

November 3rd 2014: Publication of the Call for Papers for the 19th ALACDE conference.

April 6th 2015: Deadline for the submission of abstracts.

April 20th 2015: Authors will be informed on the acceptance of their proposals.

May 31st 2015: Deadline for the submission of the final version of the papers.

The Official Call can be found HERE.


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