Prof. Thomas Ulen confirmed participation in Lawle 2017

Thomas Ulen

We are pleased to announce that prof. Thomas S. Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017. Prof. Ulen will deliver the event’s keynote speech.

From the College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Professor Ulen received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He holds a Swanlund Chair, one of the highest endowed titles on the Urbana-Champaign campus, and is director of the College’s Program in Law and Economics. In addition, he is a research affiliate of the Environmental Council, a member of the Campus Honors faculty, and holds positions in the Department of Economics and the Institute for Government and Public Affairs.

Recently, Professor Ulen served as a visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld, and as the foreign chair in international and comparative law at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He has previously been a visiting professor in Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, and a Ford Foundation Professor in Shanghai, China.

As a scholar, Professor Ulen examines a variety of issues related to economics, legal scholarship, and legal education. He has recently completed work on two new books, Cognition, Rationality, and the Law (with Russell Korobkin; University of Chicago Press) and Foundations of Environmental Policy (with John B. Braden, Edward Elgar Publishers, Ltd.). His book, Law and Economics (with Robert Cooter), now in its fourth edition, has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, and Russian.

A prolific writer and researcher, Professor Ulen has contributed four entries—on regulation generally, quantity regulation, price regulation, and quality regulation—for the Oxford Economic History of the United States and a chapter entitled, “The Limits of Law for Imperfectly Rational Actors” for Law and Irrational Behavior (Francesco Parisi, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2003). In addition, he is editing a book of legal humor, and expanding his Illinois Law Review article, “A Nobel Prize in Legal Science,” into a book.

Professor Ulen was a member of the founding board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association and has served as a member of the editorial board of several professional journals. He is also a co-organizer, with Professor Tom Ginsburg and Professor Richard McAdams, of the Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at the College of Law.

Click here for to access prof. Ulen’s SSRN page. Click here for prof. Ulen’s cv (pdf)

Prof. Emerson H. Tiller confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

Emerson Tiller

We are pleased to announce that prof. Emerson Tiller, PRITZKER School of Law, Northwestern University, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From PRITZKER School of Law, Northwestern University:

Emerson H. Tiller joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003 as a Professor of Law with a courtesy appointment at the Kellogg School of Management as Professor of Business Law. Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty, Professor Tiller was a professor at the University of Texas, Graduate School of Business, where he also directed of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. His research has primarily focused on empirical and theoretical analyses of political forces in regulatory and judicial decision-making.

Professor Tiller has also examined the legal and strategic management of intellectual property. He has published numerous papers in law and economic journals as well as law reviews, and has won research grants and fellowships for his work (including awards from the National Academies of Science, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, and the Bradley Foundation).

Click here for to access prof. Tiller’s SSRN page. Click here for prof. Tiller’s publication list (pdf)

Prof. Nuno Garoupa confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017


We are pleased to announce that prof. Nuno Garoupa, Texas A&M University School of Law has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Texas A&M University School of Law:

Nuno Garoupa is Professor of Law & Convener, Program of Law and Social Science, Texas A&M University School of Law and holds the Chair in Research Innovation, Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. He served as President of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Lisbon, Portugal (2014-2016) and taught at University of Illinois College of Law (2007-2015), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2001-2007) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (1998-2001). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York (UK), also holds an LLM from the University of London. Nuno has a long established research interest in the economics of law and legal institutions and comparative judicial politics. He has served as Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2004-2007), Member of the Boards of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (2006-2009) and of the Latin America and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (2009-2011), and co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics (2004-2010) and of the International Review of Law and Economics (since 2012). He has been awarded the Spanish Julian Marias Research Prize 2010.

Click here for a detailed list of prof. Garoupa’s publications.

Save the date: November 16-17, Brasilia, Brazil

Please save the date!

Lawle 2017 will be held at the Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil on November 16-17, 2017.

This year’s workshop is been organized by the Economics and Politics Research Group EPRG (

We will post additional information on the workshop in due course.


LAWLE 2016, 17-18/11/2016, Bogotá, Colombia


Save the date: November 17-18, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia

Please save the date!

Lawle 2016 will be held at the Universidad de Los Andes, Uniandes, Bogotá, Colombia on November 17-18, 2016.

This year’s workshop is been organized by Universidad de Los Andes.

We will post additional information on the workshop in due course.


The Program of Lawle 2015 is now available!

The updated program of the 2015 Latin American Workshop in Law and Economics is now available. Lawle 2015 will be held at ITAM, Mexico City, on November 19-20, 2015.

Please click here for the complete program page.

Please click here for the complete program in pdf format.

Additional information:

Organizing committee

Organizing institutions


Complete program in pdf

The Latin American Workshop in Law and Economics

The Latin American Workshop in Law and Economics (LAWLE) is an   academic annual event aimed at supporting research in the field of Law and Economics in Latin America.

The organizing institutions are Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Universidad de Los Andes and Universidade de Brasília.

The first workshop took place on November 20-21, 2014 in Santiago, Chile and included presentations by a small and highly select number of researchers.

The agenda of future Lawles is as follows:
Lawle-2015: Mexico City (ITAM)
Lawle-2016: Bogota (U Andes)
Lawle-2017: Brasilia (Brasilia University)
Lawle-2018: Santiago (PUC-Chile)

From there on the place of the event will repeat in the same sequence.

The  Lawle 2015’s organizing committee is Joyce Sadka (ITAM), Alvaro Bustos (PUC-Chile), Daniel Mejia (Andes), and Mauricio Bugarin (UnB)