Conference 2022

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The Italian Society of Law and Economics (SIDE) welcomes submissions for its 18th annual conference on December 14-16, 2022, on-site in the premises of the Department of Law, LUMSA University in Palermo.

Call for Papers
Submission deadline: October 15, 2022
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Applicants can submit either full papers or long abstracts (around 1,000 words).

The SIDE Conference aims to provide a forum for the development, discussion, and dissemination of studies on any topic regarding the Law and Economics (JEL Code: K).

Main topic areas are: Administrative Law and Regulated Industries; Antitrust and Competition Law; Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Theory of the Firm, Corporate Governance; Behavioural L&E; Comparative L&E, with specific reference to both qualitative and quantitative approaches; Constitutional L&E, Public Choice, Public Finance, and Tax Law; Contracts; Criminal L&E; Economics of Social Norms; Employment Law, Labour Law; Environmental Law; Experimental L&E; Health Law (including Public Health) and Insurance Law; Inequality, Social Justice and Human Rights Law; Intellectual Property, Cyber law and Privacy; International L&E; Judicial Behaviour and Legal Profession; L&E of Non-Profit Organizations; Law and Finance; Litigation Process and Law Enforcement; Philosophical and Methodological Foundations of L&E (including History of Thought); Property Law; Torts; Transaction Cost Economics, and Economics of Institutions; Varieties of Capitalism.

Special track "Disclosure and Labeling Regulation in the Food Industry: A Behavioral Law & Economics Perspective"

The set-up of the conference is highly interdisciplinary and open to all rigorous scientific methodologies. Moreover, the SIDE conference wants to encourage the contribution of young scholars and to consolidate relationships among European centers of Law and Economics.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Ugo Pagano (University of Siena)
  • Jeffrey John Rachlinski (Cornell Law School).

Two selected papers may appear in a special issue of the European Journal of Law and Economics (

In the submission form, you will be asked to indicate whether you are eligible for the  Brenno Galli Award. To qualify for the award, the presenter must have obtained her/his PhD not earlier than December 2019. The winner will receive Swiss francs 1,000.

Conference fees, including SIDE membership and social dinner are:

  • Student[1] fee (until November 10, 2022): €100, but the fee will be refunded by 50% if the student will sign up at the conference desk the FIRST DAY of the conference.
  • Student fee (after November 10, 2022): €100.
  • Regular fee (until November 10, 2022): €180.
  • Regular fee (after November 10, 2022): €220.

Summary of important dates:

  • Submission deadline: October 15, 2022
    Please login to the members’ area to submit a presentation.
  • Communication of acceptance: October 31, 2022 (expected).
  • Early-bird fee deadline: November 10, 2022.
  • Conference dates: December 14-16, 2022.

LUMSA scientific committee: Gabriele Carapezza Figlia, Giambattista Dagnino, Giampaolo Frezza, Maurizio Lisciandra, Antonio Manganelli, Anna Minà, Antonio Nicita, Nicoletta Rangone and Matteo Rizzolli.

SIDE Board: Giuseppe Bellantuono (Università di Trento), Filippo Belloc (Università di Siena), Marco Faillo (Università di Trento), Maria Rosaria Maugeri (Università di Catania), Antonio Nicita (LUMSA), Donatella Porrini (Università del Salento), Giovanni Ramello (Università di Torino), Matteo Rizzolli (LUMSA), Alessandra Stabilini (Università di Milano “Statale”) and Giovanni Tuzet (Università “L. Bocconi”).

President: Giovanni Ramello (Università di Torino).

Secretary: Massimiliano Vatiero (Università di Trento and USI).

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[1] Students include doctoral student and post-docs without a tenure or tenure-track position.

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