National Law University Delhi
(Accredited in 'A' grade with a score 3.59 on a four point scale by NAAC) 


(November 12-13, 2022)
Organized by the National Law University Delhi in
association with Indian Association of Law and Economics


The field of economic analysis of law has arguably emerged as one of the influential theories of jurisprudence. The interdisciplinary subject provides relevant and deeper insights to a number of contemporary legal issues in India. Laws are instruments for achieving important social goals. Economic analysis often takes for granted such legal institutions as property, contract, torts, and administrative which affect the economy. Positive and normative economic analysis will be used to design incentive structure law and policy. Economics renders a practical way of assessing the effectiveness of laws and policy which further assists the state in achieving the objective of economic growth and development. Hence, it is essential to acknowledge the relation law and economics share in the new world order. Keeping in view of techno-economic and legal challenges, especially offline and online markets and non-market interactions in cyber critical technologies, sustainable development, safety and security, there is a need for generation and dissemination of knowledge


This in-person conference invites Research papers/Essays in the interdisciplinary subject Law and Economics, including but not limited to the following:

Law and Economics:

  • Public Policy
  • Behavioural Law and Economics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Economic analysis of Law
  • Decision Making in reference to Risk and Insurance under ‘Uncertainty’

  • Consumer Law and Economics:
  • Data Protection and Consumer Law
  • Mandatory Disclosure and Consumer Law
  • Transparency and Consumer Law related to Mortgage loans

  • Intellectual Property Law and Economics:
  • The philosophical foundations of Intellectual Property Laws and paradigm of law and economics
  • The proprietary model of Intellectual Property and Economics

  • Corporate Law and Economics:
  • Implications of economic changes on issue of capital such as IPOs and FPOs
  • Economic analysis vis a vis enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  • Analysis of the impact of corporate governance reforms on economic growth
  • Financial market regulation and economics

  • Competition Law and Economics:
  • Influence of Law and Economics on Regulations and Antitrust Law
  • Application of Economic tools to competition law analysis
  • Horizontal/Vertical Agreements and Economic Analysis
  • Abuse of Dominance and its Economic Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Applicability of Economics

  • Property Law and Economics:
  • An Economic theory of Property
  • Transaction Costs and Property: An Economic Survey
  • Protecting property rights, claiming damages and injunctions
  • What can we own privately? Interface of Property Law and Economics

  • Tort Law and Economics:
  • Approaching Contributory and Comparative Negligence in Law and Economics
  • Economics of Joint and Several liability
  • Tort Damages, Punitive Damages and non-pecuniary losses
  • Tort Law and Liability Insurance

  • Criminal Law and Economics:
  • Economics and increase in crime rate
  • Economics and Adjudication under Criminal Law
  • An economic theory of Crime and Punishment
  • Applying Rational Crime Model to Public Policy

  • Contract Law and Economics:
  • Bargain Theory and Contracts
  • Contractual Mistake, Misrepresentation and Economics
  • Gratuitous promises
  • Foreseeability of Damages

  • Economics and Regulations:
  • Economic Analysis: Effectiveness of Regulations
  • Role of Regulators
  • Regulatory Compliance and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Regulatory Governance and its tools

  • Poverty and Economics:
  • Information Economics and Private Ownership
  • Patents and Poverty: The role of economics
  • Migrants, Property and Poverty

  • Labour Law and Economics:
  • Labour’s labour and Employers’ choice to employ and economic principles
  • Economic implications of Labour related Laws on Business
  • Labour, Employment and Law at workplace

  • Gender and Economics :
  • Gender Inequalities and related economic implications
  • Gender Equality and Economic Growth
  • Impediments and Challenges in current times

  • Technology, Data, Artificial Intelligence and Economics:
  • Big Data and Economic Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth - Benefits and challenges
  • AI’s Impact on market participants and ancillary issues

  • Constitution and Economics:
  • Question of ‘Inclusion’ and Equity in Economic Development
  • Social Justice and Fair Globalization
  • Freedom of Trade and Human Rights
  • New Frontier in Federalism: Fiscal policies and Tax structures

  • We will review the papers as per the following guidelines:
  • Papers will be reviewed independently by at least two scholars through a double-blind peer review process, allotted on a random basis;
  • The review will be based on scientific rigour of the paper, originality of research, and its relevance to the conference themes;

  • Abstracts should not exceed 350 words.
  • Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12, Line spacing 1.5 and Alignment ‘justify’.
  • Abstract should mention the following specific details on the front page:
    - Name of the Author
    - Affiliation
    - Designation
    - Contact Number
    - Email Id
    - Title of the Submission

  • Length of full paper: Not more than 3,500 words (excluding footnotes and title)
  • Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12, Line spacing 1.5 and Alignment ‘justify’
  • Footnotes: Font ‘Times New Roman’, Font Size 10, line spacing 1.5
  • Follow the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition) for footnoting.
  • Policy papers will be eligible only if they cover important and contemporary issues.
  • Submissions must be original and not yet published.
  • Co-authorship is allowed
  • Payment of Registration fees is mandatory for all the presenters and attendees.

  • Last date of submission of Abstract : 15.07.2022
  • Date of communication of Acceptance of the Abstract : 30.07.2022
  • Date of Submission of Final Research Paper : 30.09.2022
  • Last date of Registration for the Conference : 30.09.2022

  • REGISTRATION FEE: For Presenters:
  • For Indian Students/Research scholars: 1500 INR
  • For Teachers: 3500 INR
  • For Indian Industry Professionals: 5000 INR
  • For Students (Foreign Nationals): 55 USD
  • For Teachers & Professionals (Foreign Nationals): 100 USD

  • Those who are seeking to participate in the conference as attendees shall have to pay the fee as described below. Eligibility to attend the conference is subject to successful payment of registration fee.

    For Attendee:
    For Indian participants: 1000 INR
    For Foreign participants: 100 USD
    Please Note:
    ● Registration fee includes meals and refreshments
    ● Registration fee does not include accommodation, travel (international/national and local transportation. Details regarding logistics/possible accommodation nearby would be provided in the webpage of the Conference -
    ● If in case the selected presenter is unable to attend the conference, 75% of the registration fee shall be refunded

    Registration Link:

    Link for Abstract/Paper Submission -
    For Payment of Registration fee as Presenter or Attendee -

    (a) Best Paper: 10,000 INR
    (b) 2nd Best Paper: 5,000 INR
    (b) 3rd Best Paper: 2,500 INR

    Email Id –


    Established in 2008, the National Law University Delhi is a premier law university of India that aims to evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education. The university aims to shape its students as instruments of change who will be equipped to address the imperatives of the new millennium while upholding constitutional values. It takes pride in its effective and impact-driven research and scholarship that has brought both national and international recognition to its name.

    Since inception, NLU Delhi has seen more than 800 graduates, who have excelled in diverse fields, such as academia, legal practice, administrative services and entrepreneurship. Its endeavor is to become a leading world-class institution in legal studies, pedagogy and research. It has signed several Memoranda of Understanding with national and international universities with a view to encourage collaborative academic activity.

    Furthermore, the university is committed to disseminating legal knowledge and developing the pedagogical acumen necessary to engage with contemporary legal issues of public importance. It aims to play a role in national development by promoting legal awareness in the community and to achieve political, social and economic justice.


    The Indian Association of Law and Economics Association (IALE) was formed at the International Conference on Law and Economics, 3-4 September, 2016 at IIT Kanpur. In the said conference, IALE was conceptualized by the Consortium of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. The Association works on socio-economic-legal and technological challenges relevant at the National and International levels through research initiatives and policy research through conferences, seminars and workshops.

    The Objectives of the IALE are following:
  • To provide a common forum for scholars, professionals for research, publications, exchange of knowledge information in the field of Law and Economics;
  • To promote the interdisciplinary field of Law and Economics in India and abroad;
  • To advise and educate the general public about the fields of Law and Economics;
  • To organize conferences, training program and workshops in different parts of the country for the advancement of knowledge in the field of Law and Economics;
  • To publish journal or periodicals in the field of Law and Economics;
  • To associate or to form joint projects with any other institutions, universities, NGOs or other organizations in India and abroad for promotion of research knowledge in the fields of law and economics

  • The first three annual conferences, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were held under the consortium of GNLU-Gandhinagar, IIT Kanpur and IIM Ahmedabad respectively. Under the IALE, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th annual conferences were held at GIPE-Pune, IIM Bangalore, NLIU-Bhopal and TNNLU- Tiruchirappalli respectively. The 8th International Conference on Law and Economics (ICLE)-2022 will be held at the National Law University Delhi during November 12th – 13th, 2022


    The Management Board of IALE 2022 comprises of the following members:

    - Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLU Delhi

    - Prof. (Dr.) V.S Elizabeth Vice Chancellor TNNLU
    - Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor (NLIU) Bhopal

    - Dr. Jasper Vikas, Assistant Professor (Law), NLU Delhi
    - Dr. Sophy K. J, Assistant Professor (Law), NLU Delhi

    Advisory Board, NLU Delhi:
    - Prof. Ram Singh, Professor, Delhi School of Economics
    - Prof. Panta Murali Prasad, Professor, IIT Kanpur
    - Prof. Manoj Dalvi, Long Island University, NY
    - Dr. Arunish Chawla, Senior Economist, General Macro and Fiscal Division, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
    - Prof. Harpreet Kaur, Registrar, National Law University, Delhi
    - Prof. M.S. Sahoo, Distinguished Professor, National Law University, Delhi
    - Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director, Gujarat National Law University
    - Prof. Thomas Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    - Prof. Nuno Garoupa, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
    - Prof. Hans-Bernd Schafer, Professor Emeritus, University of Hamburg
    - Prof. M.H. Suryanarayana (Rtd.), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
    - Prof. Ranita R Nagar, Professor, Gujarat National Law University

    Organising Committee:
    - Dr. Jasper Vikas, E-mail:
    - Dr. Sophy K.J.,E-mail:
    - Dr. Thomas Felix, Tamil Nadu National Law University, Email :
    - Professor Nalin Bharti, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Email:
    - Ms. Sayali Ganu, Advocate, Email:
    - Ms. Sania Ashraf, Communication Officer, Email:
    - Ms. Priyanshi, Academic Fellow, Email:
    - Ms. Anoosha Panwar, PhD Scholar, Email:
    - Ms. Priyansha Hajela, PhD Scholar, Email: