Law and Economics in a new era

Sciences Po Internal workshop

 Labor Law Lawyer Legal Business Internet Technology Concept


Recent developments, such as the rise of big data, of large web based giants or the new challenges raised by climate change or increasing inequalities, cause an important paradigm shift in law and economics. Such a shift raises numerous questions. Are our laws adequately addressing the new needs of our societies? How do we rethink competition law when players are growing larger and traditional measures of concentration no longer apply? Should we rethink the articulation between industrial and competition policy? How can we use our economic tools and methods to assess and design rules and regulations ? How does big data affect judicial decision making ?

With the support of the Direction Scientifique under “La Soufflerie”, the creation of the group « Droit et Économie dans une nouvelle ère » aims at addressing these questions and generally treat subjects where law and economics are intertwined. It will be an interdisciplinary venture, building on the strengths of the economics department and the law school at Sciences Po, but will ultimately involve the entire Sciences Po community.

The group will be organized around 3 main themes:

  • Antitrust, Industrial and innovation policy in a new era
  • Big data: consumer protection, predictive justice and use of data in sentencing
  • Environmental challenges: rethinking law and economics

The internal conference is designed to start discussions around those themes inside the Sciences Po community.


14.00 - 14.15 Roberto Galbiati: Presentation of the group

14.15 - 14.45 Horatia Muir-Watt: “Law and Economics’s European trajectory”

14.45 - 15.15 Emeric Henry: “Regulating judicial decision making”

15.15 - 15.45 Jerome Sgard: “The history of international commercial arbitration”

- Coffee break -

16.15 - 16.45 Pierre Cahuc: “Are pro-worker judges detrimental to firm survival and employment?”

16.45 - 17.15 Dina Waked: “Alternative readings of the history of Law and Economics”

17.15 - 17.45 Cornelia Woll: “The political economy of law enforcement”

17.45 - 18.30 Discussion Law and Economics at Sciences Po

- Cocktail -

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Event details
Mardi, 10 Décembre, 2019 - 14:00 - 18:30
Sciences Po, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, Paris 7ème, Classroom H101
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