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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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Virtual Summer Academy

APPEAL is excited to announce the virtual Summer Academy on Law, Money and Technology:  Transforming Political Economy 13th-17th July 2020 (Monday-Friday), hosted jointly by APPEAL, the University of Manchester, the Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative (Law, Finance, and Economics Working Group).  


This event builds on our 2019 Summer Academy on Law and Money, with the goal of further developing conversations and community in the emerging field of political economy and law.  In particularly, we aim of explore how the interconnections between law, money and technology shapes the power to respond to contemporary political economic and social challenges. 


Each day will feature zoom sessions of 1.5 hours, with short presentations by panels of speakers and ample time for discussion, in addition to two informal Happy Hour sessions on Monday and Friday.  Themes include:  Know Your Allies; Algorithmic Governance, The Money Side of Things; Know Your Opposition; and Other Disciplinary Couplings.   


The full program is available online here


The event is open without registration; sign up to receive an email reminder at:


For specific questions on details, please contact John Haskell ( For more information on the overall project, you can contact  or visit here. For more on APPEAL, see our website at, where you can sign up to become an APPEAL. 


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 May 2020 Newsletter