Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Dear BLPB Readers:
Below is an excerpt from the call for papers (complete call here) for the 6th Conference on Law and Macroeconomics to be held on November 2-3, 2023 at Tulane Law School. The deadline for submissions for consideration is August 1, 2023.
"The past year has seen a dramatic increase in economic, financial, social, and political turmoil worldwide. Policy responses to price instability have in turn generated predictable but unforeseen collateral crises and vulnerabilities, including bank failures, asset market turmoil, and rising risks of domestic, regional, and global recession, which require their own policy responses. Climate, public health, and migration challenges persist and continue to reflect vast economic disparities.
These developments reinforce the imperative of research at the intersection of law and macroeconomics, even as they recast and sharpen our understanding of the field. They form the background for the Sixth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics.
The conference will be held on November 2-3, 2023, at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. We welcome submissions for papers that address the following topics, among others:
- Monetary policy and institutions, including comparative approaches to achieving price stability;
- Fiscal policy, including legal and regulatory tools to mitigate the effects and frequency of economic downturns, and their interaction with monetary and financial regulatory policies;
- Financial regulatory policy, including its distributive effects and interactions with fiscal and monetary policies;
- Using tools from antitrust, bankruptcy, contract, and property law; environmental, utility, and labor regulation; and investment and capital controls to reduce the incidence and mitigate the effects of economic downturns and fight inflation;
- Legal and macroeconomic policy tools to manage the climate crisis;
- The promise and perils of ESG investing, including its actual and potential macroeconomic impact and institutional design;
- The interaction among law, macroeconomics, and technology, including the role of big data;
- Sovereign debt vulnerabilities, including effect of geopolitical realignment, the climate crisis, looming food and fuel shortages, and the efficacy of old public and private law tools in the new macroeconomic context;
- Lessons from the pandemic for using the law and macroeconomic policy to address causes and consequences of inequality."