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Call for Papers: Asian Law & Economics Association (AsLEA) 13th Annual Conference, 22nd – 23rd June 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The 13th Annual AsLEA Conference will be held on June 22nd and 23rd, 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. Those interested in presenting papers are invited to submit their drafts along with a short abstract by February 15th, 2017. We welcome submissions on topics in any areas of Law and Economics, although we encourage submissions dealing with questions that originate from Asia or are relevant to Asia today. Submissions on traditional areas of Law and Economics as well as on new topics are welcome, and we will consider both theoretical and empirical research.

At the Conference, active and lively discussions are expected among paper presenters and other participants. There will also be intriguing keynote speeches by renowned scholars as well as workshops for empirical/econometric methodologies and for psychological/experimental methodologies.


We will consider any topics in or related to Law and Economics, including but not limited to the following:

Antitrust and Competition – Bankruptcy – Behavioral Law and Economics – Law and Economics of Big Data – Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crimes and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Family Law – Finance, Securities, and Capital Market Regulation – Health and Medical Law – Innovation – Intellectual Property – International Law and International Trade – Labor and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Procedure – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political Economy and Public Choice – Privacy and Data Protection – Property Rights and Property Law – Public and Administrative Law – Regulation – Rule of Law and Legal Institutions – Social Welfare and Welfare Policy – Taxation – Tort Law

Considering Asia’s unique position in the technology arena, we especially welcome submissions dealing with technology-related issues.

Keynote Speeches

The following professors graciously agreed to deliver keynote speeches:

       ·    Professor Ramo Gencay, Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University, Canada.


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Important Dates

·    Submission deadline for abstracts and/or draft papers: February 15th, 2017

·    Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2017

·    Submission of papers (for web posting and circulation at the conference): May 25th, 2017

Guideline for Contributors

·    An abstract without a draft paper may be considered (although priority will be given to submissions with a draft paper).

·    Include on the first page of your submission the following information: paper title, authors’ names and affiliations, and contact information including e-mail address for the corresponding author.

·    If you are interested in publishing your conference paper in the Asian Journal of Law and Economics, please indicate your interest when you make your initial submission. The Asian Journal of Law and Economics is considering issuing a special issue from the conference proceedings and will welcome submissions.

·   Submitted abstracts and/or draft papers will be posted on the Conference website and will be circulated on site. If you do not wish your abstracts and/or papers to be posted or circulated, please indicate this when you make your initial submission.

·     Submissions should be sent, in PDF or MS Word format, to the following e-mail address:

General Administration and Logistics

·    There are no submission fees or registration fees for the Conference.

·    Conference materials will be provided free of charge for the registered participants. Lunches will also be provided.

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding the Conference should be sent to the following e-mail addresses:

Paper submission and general inquiries about the Conference: Secretariat,

Conference Organizers

 Organizing Council

                Euston Quah (Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore)

                Dong Phong Nguyen (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

                Haksoo Ko (Seoul National University, School of Law)

                Xuan Vinh Vo (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

                Duol Kim (Myongji University, Department of Economics)

                Viet Tien Ho (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

                Mai Dong Tran (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Advisory Committee

Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Iljoong Kim (Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), College of Economics)

Haksoo Ko (Seoul National University, School of Law)

Xuan Vinh Vo (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Duol Kim (Myongji University, Department of Economics)

AsLEA and Conference Website

Further information on the Conference will be posted on the Asian Law and Economics Association website: and

This website also contains additional information on AsLEA, including AsLEA’s governance and the Asian Journal of Law and Economics.