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Welcome to Appeal!

APPEAL welcomes members to join us in advancing law and political economy through research, education and policy.  Our interests and goals include:

  • Understanding the economy as a system interconnected with law and government
  • Questioning policies and theories that assume self-regulating or optimizing markets
  • Expanding the possibilities for policies responding to inequality, insecurity, and environmental destruction
  • Developing a law and economics that enhances democracy, justice, along with inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
APPEAL is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

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Law and Political Economy  “Office Hours”

Mentoring Session

Co-sponsored by LPE Project and APPEAL 

Who: We welcome law students and graduate students interested in law school teaching to join us for a small group discussion with faculty about research interests and career strategies. 

Future dates to be announced.


What is Capitalism?
APPEAL Reading Group


Welcome to new participants as well as those who’ve joined us over the last year.  We aim to provide an informal, interdisciplinary community for exploring the institutions and dynamics of capitalism, its legal underpinnings, and its changes over time and geographic region.  Readings will be sent in advance to those who register.  If you are interested in this Reading Group please email appeal@politicaleconomylaw.orgWe also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, see "Join Us" on the left hand column to join.



What is Capitalism? Reading & Discussion Group

February 10, 2023, at 3:00-4:15pm Eastern Time (UTC-5)

CLICK HERE to Register
We will send the Zoom link to those who register.

Economics Professor Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College,
will lead a discussion of

Beyond Financialisation:

the Longue Durée of Finance and Production in the Global South


Kai Koddenbrock, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, & Ndongo Samba Sylla

46 Cambridge Journal of Economics 703-733 (2022)

All are welcome to join us for an informal online discussion of these questions and more.  Please contact if you have questions.