The German Law and Economics Association invites submissions for its 21st annual conference:

GLEA 2024

July 18–19, 2024 (supplemental workshop July 17, 2024)
Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
Local organizers: Roee Sarel, Jerg Gutmann
Keynote speakers: Anne van Aaken & TBD

We welcome submissions of papers on any topic and from any methodological background in law and economics. We also welcome proposals for panels on a specific topic (maximum 2 pages; a panel should include 2–3 papers).

In addition, GLEA 2024 will also feature special law sessions for legal scholarship with a law-and-economics perspective. Their purpose is to offer a venue for law-and-economics research in law and for discussing it with economists. For these sessions, a paper (in English) is preferred but not required. If you have no paper, we ask you to submit an extended abstract (minimum 2 pages).

We especially encourage submissions from young researchers (PhD candidates, postdocs, or junior faculty).

Paper submissions: (account creation may be required)
Submission deadline: April 2, 2024

Papers will be selected by the GLEA board. We will communicate acceptance in early May. If your paper is accepted, you will need to submit the complete manuscript no later than June 17 (except for law sessions).

The conference language is English. The attendance fee is €150 (or €80 for doctoral researchers). It includes the conference dinner on July 18. The fee may not be refunded if you cancel after registration. The annual GLEA Young Scholar Prize in the amount of € 500 will be awarded for the best paper presented by a junior researcher, see Two outstanding papers from the conference will be eligible for publication in a special issue of the European Journal of Law and Economics.

On July 17, GLEA offers an Experimental Law & Economics Workshop for a hands-on introduction to experimental methods and their role in law and economics. Attendees will acquire basic proficiency in programming an experiment, data collection, and analysis techniques, including a tour of the Experimental Economics Laboratory (“WiSo Lab”) at the University of Hamburg. The workshop’s target audience is junior scholars, including those with a law background (no prior knowledge required). The fee is €15. Please pre-register for the workshop at

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full announcement (PDF)