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AALS Call for Papers on Behavioral Economics & Antitrust Law

Call for Papers Announcement


AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation

AALS Section on Law & Economics


Behavioral Economics & Antitrust Law


January 5-8, 2012

2012 AALS Annual Meeting

Washington, DC


The AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation and the Section on Law & Economics will hold a joint program on Behavioral Economics and Antitrust Law during the AALS 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  The program will focus on the influence of Behavioral Economics on Antitrust Law and Policy.   Behavioral economics, which examines how individual and market behavior are affected by deviations from the rationality assumptions underlying conventional economics, has generated significant attention from both academics and policy makers.  The program will feature presentations by leading scholars who have addressed how behavioral economics impacts antirust law and policy.  Confirmed panelists include Maurice Stucke (University of Tennessee), Steve Salop (Georgetown University), Avishalom Tor (Haifa University), and Josh Wright (George Mason University).  We are looking to add at least one additional panelist through this call for papers.


Submission Procedure:

Those with an interest in the subject are encouraged to submit a draft paper or proposal via email to Bruce H. Kobayashi, at [email protected] by September 1, 2011. 



Faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit papers.  Foreign, visiting, and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit.


Registration Fee and Expenses:

Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.


How will papers be reviewed?

Paper will be selected after review of submissions by members of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Antirust and Economic Regulation and the AALS Section on Law & Economics.  This committee consists of Scott Hemphill (Columbia Law School), Bruce H. Kobayashi (George Mason University Law School), Michael A. Carrier (Rutgers University School of Law), Darren Bush (University of Houston Law Center), D. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Levin College of Law), Daniel A. Crane (University of Michigan Law School), and Hillary Greene (University of Connecticut School of Law).


Will program be published in a Journal? 

Yes, as a symposium in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.


Deadline date for submission:

September 1, 2011.  Decisions will be announced by September 30, 2011.


Program Date and Time:

Friday January 6, 2012, 10:30am-12:15pm.


Contact for submission and inquires:

Bruce H. Kobayashi

Chair, AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation

George Mason Law School

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

703 993-8034

[email protected]

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