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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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Call for Participation

APPEAL 5th Annual Workshop

Policy Options for the 21st Century

June 2-4, 2019

University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

As we face crises in the economy, democracy, and the planet, many have responded with new energy and ideas for transformative change. How should we re-evaluate the fundamental assumptions, strategies, and frameworks governing public policy?  

See this conference call for papers link for more details and submissions: 
2019 APPEAL workshop


Video:  "Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Law & Economics", presented at the 2017 Festival of New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, UK.