Law, governance, economy

Illustration of business people arguing at a meetingThis theme describes the work of colleagues engaged in the law and governance of economic relations, and the relationship between law, governance and the economy.

This includes, legal, political and theoretical approaches to business forms, particularly the corporation, the public and private terms and conduct of domestic, European and international trade, finance, money and debt, regulation, contractual relations, tort, procurement, sustainability, environment, insurance, gaming, intellectual property, employment and labour markets.

Our researchers have been cited in courts around the world, and delivered keynote speeches at prestigious international conferences. We have collaborated with a variety of businesses, governments and international law-making institutions. Research has been published in Modern Law Review, European Law Review, Legal Studies Environmental Law Review, and Journal of Contract Law. Law, Governance, Economy forms a subject stream at our Annual Research Conference.

Further research groups include the Institute of European Law; the International Economic Law and Policy working group; Regulation and Governance of Commerce and Corporations research group; and the Law, Technology, Ethics sub-theme. Many have reading groups which researchers and PGRs are welcome to join.

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Our researchers talk about their work:

Algorithmic accountability - Karen Yeung
Robert Lee