On Friday 18 February 2022 the EMLE annual Midterm Meeting was held. Due to Covid-19 restriction, this year’s edition was again hosted online.
The day started at 10am with an opening word by our program director Louis Visscher, who gave some new insights into the meaning of the word EMLE. In the morning, two rounds of academic workshops took place during which scholars in the field of law and economics (including many of our own staff) presented their recent papers. After the lunch break, Katharina Pistor – Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School – gave the keynote speech on the “Laws of Capitalism” (you can find the recording of the speech here). In the afternoon, the best thesis from last academic year titled “Manipulation Through Design: A Law and Economics Analysis of EU Dark Patterns Regulation” was presented by our graduate student Alexander Egberts. The day ended with the Associate Partner Meeting during which our students could ask questions to representatives of some of our Associate Partners (professionals from i.a., Lear, AGCOM Department of Economics and Statistics, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and CDC Cartel Damage Claims).
We would like to again thank all participants for making the EMLE Midterm Meeting 2022 a success! We hope to see you all in-person next year.