Conference 2023

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The 19th annual conference of The Italian Society of Law and Economics (SIDE) hold on December 13-15, 2023, on-site in the premises of the Department of Economics, University of Brescia (Via San Faustino 74/B).

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; 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.

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:

  • Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT
  • Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Professor of Economics, Bucerius Law School and University of Hamburg

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 2020. The winner will receive Swiss francs 1,000.

Conference fees, including SIDE membership and social dinner are:

  • Student[1] fee (until November 05, 2023): €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 05, 2023): €100.
  • Regular fee (until November 05, 2023): €180.
  • Regular fee (after November 05, 2023): €220.

Summary of important dates:

  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2023.
  • Communication of acceptance: October 15, 2023 (expected).
  • Early-bird fee deadline: November 10, 2023.
  • Registration deadline: December 01, 2023.
  • Conference dates: December 13-15, 2023.

Scientific committee: Massimiliano Granieri, Nadia Maccabiani, Roberto Savona, Elena Verdolini, Massimiliano Vatiero, Giovanni Ramello.

SIDE Board: Giuseppe Bellantuono (Università di Trento), Filippo Belloc (Università di Siena), Giuseppe di Vita (Università di Catania), Marco Faillo (Università di Trento), Massimiliano Granieri (Università di Brescia), Roberta Lombardi (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Maria Rosaria Maugeri (Università di Catania), Giovanni Ramello (Università di Torino), 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).

Further info:


[1] Doctoral student and post-docs without a tenure or tenure-track position.

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