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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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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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APPEAL Workshop details are in process for 2019. 


Second Annual MMT Conference at the New School in New York City from September 28th-30th. This year's theme is "Public Money, Public Purpose, Public Power", signalling the MMT community's efforts to build bridges between social justice movements, inspire broad-based participation, and more deeply discuss political implementation of our ideas. 

Call for panels & papers:  2019 Law & Society Association


APPEAL members and friends are invited to participate in the Law and Society Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, as part of a series of panels organized by the new Law and Political Economy Collaborative Research Network (CRN #55).  The event will be held in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 2, 2019, and the conference call is available here:

This new CRN will highlight scholarship and discussion on Law and Political Economy by organizing individual papers into panels that will be scheduled to minimize conflicts.  Please submit individual paper proposals by Oct. 15, 2018 to the 2019 CRN Co-Chairs Shruti Rana, and Jay Varellas, Proposals for complete panels can be submitted by Nov. 7, 2018 directly through the LSA online system by selecting “CRN 55: Law and Political Economy” from the drop-down menu on the submissions page, and sending an email copy to the CRN Co-Chairs.  The LSA website details the submissio


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