Our mission is to promote the use of law & economics methodologies to inform public policy debates. We believe that intellectually rigorous, data-driven analysis will lead to efficient policy solutions that promote consumer welfare and global economic growth.
We develop and disseminate academic output to build the intellectual foundation for rigorous, economically-grounded policy. Our primary activity is the organization, management, and networking of our resident staff and affiliated scholars and centers. We also develop research programs, provide high-quality policy analysis, and organize conferences, roundtables, and symposia.
As an independent, privately funded research organization, ICLE does not accept government grants, is not attached to a university, and does not do “contract” research. Our resident scholars and affiliates address the issues they believe to be most pressing in the context of our shared mission. We are supported in our efforts by affiliated institutions, industry partners, and individuals who believe in our mission and in our ability to fulfill it.