AEDE Conference

AEDE Conference/

The aim of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics (Asociación Española de Derecho y Economía, AEDE) is to promote academic research in the economic analysis of the Law.

In recent decades, economic analysis of the Law has become one of the most important intellectual developments in the legal world. This movement applies economic tools to explain legal issues, not only in areas traditionally considered closely linked to markets, such as competition law and regulation, but also in those areas that do not have to do with economic transactions, such as criminal or family law. The economic analysis of law has become a powerful methodology for both positive and normative legal analysis. In addition, in many countries, it has exerted a huge influence in the regulation, the legislation and the jurisprudence. Many top academic international journals publish papers on the economic analysis of law and it is also an important part of the legal and economic education programs offered by the most prestigious universities around the world.

The 8th Annual Conference of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics (AEDE) will be held on June 29-30, 2017 at the Puerta de Toledo Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, in downtown Madrid, Spain.

The Conference invites those interested in submitting a paper (in English or Spanish) to submit electronically a short abstract (200 words) in English (and Spanish if the author so wishes) plus either a copy of the final paper (if already available) or an outline of a minimum of 2 pages to by 31th March, 2017. On the date indicated below, the Conference will announce the papers selected among the original works received on all topics related to Law and Economics.

Important dates

  • Proposal's submission deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Communication of Acceptance: May 5, 2017
  • Final papers due by: June 1, 2017

Please find here the final Program for the Meeting.


We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at the AEDE 2017 Annual Meeting is Colin Mayer, from Oxford University. Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School. He is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society.


The AEDE 2017 Annual Meeting will host a special session on New Ways of Financing Innovation in collaboration with the Business Department of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same submission and review process as regular paper submissions. Submitting to special sessions means that you are submitting to the main conference.

The conference will also host a special session organized with FIDE (, Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa. The session will confront the ideas of professionals related to the Foundation -coming from both the fields of Law and Economics- with regard to current problems in regulation, its judicial practice, its costs and benefits to citizens and corporations, the variations arising from the different approaches of the various administrations and proposals for improvement.


Subjects of special interest for the Conference, with particular emphasis on Spanish or European systems and institutions, are the following:

Antitrust and Regulation
Bankruptcy Law
Behavioural Law and Economics
Contracts and Commercial Law
Securities and Financial Regulation
Comparative Law and Economics
Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
Tort Law and Compensation Systems
Criminal Law
Environmental Law
Experimental Law and Economics
Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination
Health Law
Property Law, including Intellectual Property and Innovation
International Law and Trade
Labour, Employment and Immigration
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process
Political economy of the Law
Public and Administrative Law
Taxation and Social Welfare

A selection of the papers presented at the Conference will be published in InDret ( following a regular submission and evaluation process. For further information, please see our contact us section and visit

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2017. Registration is now open. To register, please go to . Follow the instructions by selecting 1 subscription, adding it to your cart and checking out to fill in your registration details and pay the 50€ conference fee.


AEDE Conference/

The conference will be held at the Madrid-Puerta de Toledo UC3M campus, which accommodates the activities of the UC3M Center for Postgraduate Studies.

Adress: Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005 Madrid

Underground Stop: Puerta de Toledo.

GPS: 40º 24' 25.3" N 3º 42' 36.6" W

For details on how to get to the campus follow this link.


Madrid is going to be very busy during the days of the conference, as it is hosting the World Gay Pride Week. Because of this we strongly advise you to book your hotel and secure your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

To secure affordable prices we have made a number of room block reservations at three different Madrid hotels. Due to space constraints, availability is limited at each hotel. If you want to book a room in one of these hotels please fill in and send the following Accommodation Form before APRIL 20th to indicating “04617000280: Your Name” as the subject. After this date we cannot guarantee the prices stated in the form and the rooms will be released.

  • María Gutiérrez Urtiaga (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Josep Tribó Giné (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti (Banco de España-Eurosystem)
  • Maribel Sáez Lacave (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Francisco Cabrillo (Universidad Complutense)
  • Nuno Garoupa (Texas A&M University School of Law)
  • Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti (Banco de España-Eurosystem)
  • Rocío Albert (Universidad Complutense)