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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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  • Advancing and organizing: help build support and visibility for approaches to law and economics that respond to urgent contemporary challenges.
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The April workshop is POSTPONED due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus.  We hope to reschedule in September 2020.

2020 Workshop: POSTPONED
Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times.
Sarah Lawrence College
April 24-25

Co-sponsored by INET YSI and Sarah Lawrence Economics Dept.
See here for call for participation and submissions

Past Event: APPEAL's
5th Annual Workshop:

Policy Options for the 21stCentury 

June 2-4, 2019 

University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

2019 Workshop Program

Past Event:
APPEAL-PERI 2018 Workshop:
Connecting Ideas and Policies for Change

Hosted and Co-Sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
June 13-15, 2018

2018 APPEAL-PERI Workshop Program and 2018 Workshop: Lightning Rounds and Breakout Sessions 

Engaged Scholarship in Law & Economics Workshop 
University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law June 15-16, 2017

2017 Workshop Program


Bibliography and Resource Bank:  Help us build a Law and Political Economy resource bank for our website and for public distribution.  Please take a few minutes to list your work and ideas on this questionnaire.

Resource Bank Questionnaire

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