Call for Papers: Elements in Law, Economics and Politics (Cambridge University Press)

Posted Thu Apr 28 2022
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Decisions taken by individuals are influenced by formal and informal institutions. Legal and political institutions determine the nature, scope and operation of markets, organisations and states. An overwhelming literature has studied their functioning, determinants and impacts. Yet, this strand of research has produced contrasting theories and proposed contradictory policy conclusions.

To organize the existing knowledge and guide future research, the Cambridge Elements in Law, Economics and Politics establishes a dynamic and interdisciplinary outletpublishing two types of contributions:

  • critical analyses of the existing literature based on either innovative theoretical and empirical models or novel datasets;
  • original pieces opening ground-breaking streams of literature, or reshaping in an unexpected way the mainstream.

Five are the key innovative features of the Elements in Law, Economics and Politics. 

First, each contribution is indexed as a Cambridge University Press monograph and should range between 20,000 and 30,000 words but cannot be shorter than 10,000 words or overly long. The Elements will be made available in online, e-book and print versions. Accepted submissions will be offered open access for the first two weeks after publication month and permanently, thereafter, upon the payment of a fee.

Second, each contribution encompasses at least one piece of extra material such as a summary video, exercisesexemplifying theoretical contributions, unpublished data sets fostering related research, policy prescriptions attracting the interest of practitioners, and reading lists facilitating the inclusion of the text in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Third, our editorial board is composed by a group of young but highly recognized scholars who have analyzed institutions through methodologies at the crossroads between archaeology, biology, computer science, economics, history, law, management science, political science, psychology, and sociology. Building on such unique mix of expertise, we invite interdisciplinary contributions enhancing our understanding of the origins and impact of legal and political institutions.

Fourth, we strive to provide a particularly meticulous editorial process and, notably, the feedback of two co-editors, two associate editors and one external reviewer on each submitted manuscript.

Finally, we offer a unique post-production process enhancing the visibility of each Element through our own blog and our Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Twitter channels.

To get in touch with the Editors of our Theory, Evidence, and Policy tracks, please email the Managing Editor, Valentino Moscariello, at and the Editor in Chief, Carmine Guerriero, at

The Editorial Board

Co-Editors: Jillian Grennan (Evidence), Carmine Guerriero (Editor-in-Chief), Petros Sekeris (Policy); Alessandro Riboni (Theory)

Associate Editors: Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka, Sara Biancini, Melanie Meng Xue, Claire Lim, Andy Hanssen and Giacomo Benati.

Managing Editor: Valentino Moscariello.

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