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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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  APPEAL reading group:  What is Capitalism?  Session 2 

Thursday August 27, 3pm Eastern Daylight Time via Zoom 


Please join us for the second session of our new reading group on the meaning and nature of capitalism, with a focus on political economy and law.  For this session, we will discuss two short essays by economist Joan Robinson:  Latter-Day Capitalism, New Left Review July/August 1962, and The Final End of Laissez-Faire, New Left Review,  July/August 1964. 


Meeting approximately every month, we ask participants to read material circulated in advance and to be prepared to discuss a series of questions about the readings on topics such as the elements of capitalism; temporal dynamics of capitalism; varieties of capitalism; and capitalism, subjectivity, and inequality. 

For details, click HERE
 to register for this APPEAL Reading Group (we’ll send the zoom link and electronic copies of the readings via email).  For further more information, email with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.  



Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars

2020 APPEAL Workshop:

Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times

Co-sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative (Law and Finance Group) and the Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department

Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Details and Submissions here  



APPEAL July 2020 Newsletter

APPEAL May 2020 Newsletter