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About 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.
We are incorporated as a non-profit, and our application for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization is pending.

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We welcome members interested in supporting our goals.  We offer members opportunities for:
  • Networking: share your interests, resources, and expertise through member profiles on this website and receive APPEAL new and information.
  • Collaboration and exchange: participate in APPEAL events and projects.
  • Advancing and organizing: help build support and visibility for approaches to law and economics that respond to urgent contemporary challenges.
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See our video, "Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Law & Economics", presented at the 2017 Festival of New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, UK, an event organized by the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Rethinking Economics, and other groups.  APPEAL participated in the event as a collaborator and exhibitor.  



Martha T. McCluskey
University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York

Frank Pasquale
University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

Jennifer Taub
Vermont Law School