European Association of Law & Economics

The Law and Economics movement is considered by many as the most important intellectual challenge within legal scholarship in recent decades. Economic concepts are applied to explain and clarify legal issues, not only with respect to antitrust and economic law, but also relating to a wide gamut of non-market activities, ranging from liability issues to family matters and crime. Law and Economics has had a strong impact on legislation and case law. Many academic journals publish articles in the field, and Law and Economics has become an integral part of legal and economic education in the most prestigious universities around the world.

The European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) is the institutional response to the increasing importance of the economic analysis of law in Europe. The EALE was founded in 1984. The purpose of the Association is to provide assistance to scholars embarking on this new field of research and to stimulate discourse between lawyers and economists. The annual conference has become an important forum for the exchange of information and ideas. The EALE also arranges seminars jointly with other organizations and locally in different countries. A collection of papers presented at annual conferences is published in a conference issue of the International Review of Law and Economics. The Association publishes a periodical newsletter and currently has over 600 members.

Web address: http://www.eale.org


Gerrit De Geest (Utrecht University)

Ben Depoorter (Ghent University)

Steering Committee
  • John Armour (University of Cambridge)
  • Jürgen Backhaus (Erfurt University)
  • Boudewijn Bouckaert (Ghent University)
  • Peter Camesasca (Erasmus University)
  • Bruno Deffains (University of Nancy 2)
  • Nuno Garoupa (University Nova de Lisboa)
  • Fernando Gomez (University Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona)
  • Aristides N. Hatzis (University of Athens)
  • Roland Kirstein (University of Saarland)
  • Henrik Lando (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Desa Mlikotin-Tomic (University of Zagreb)
  • Roberto Pardolesi (LUISS Guido Carli)
  • Eli Salzberger (University of Haifa)
  • Hans-Bernd Schäfer (University of Hamburg)
  • Wolfgang Weigel (University of Vienna)

In Greece, the European Association of Law & Economics is represented by

Aristides N. Hatzis, a member of the Steering Committee.

Dr. Aristides N. Hatzis
Lecturer, University of Athens
Department of History & Philosophy of Science
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771 Athens, GREECE
tel. +30-10-7275565
fax +30-10-7275530
email: ahatzis@phs.uoa.gr