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The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics

The objective of the ACLE is to promote high-quality research at the interface of law and economics. The center functions as an interdisciplinary platform and hosts a variety of activities that seek to encourage fruitful co-operation across these fields at the University of Amsterdam in interaction with international academia, in keeping with its overall mission.

ACLE Goals

  1. Cutting-edge research at the intersection between law and economics on topics of high societal relevance
  2. Effective collaboration between FEB and ALS
  3. International visibility and relevance
  4. Training the next generation of L&E scholars
  5. External funding of L&E projects

In order to achieve these goals, the ACLE is organized in 5 research clusters. 

ACLE Research Clusters

  1. Law & Economics of Corporate Governance
  2. Economics of Financial Regulation
  3. Competition Law & Economics
  4. Law & Economics of Digitalization
  5. Law, Institutions, and Behaviour

Research on these clusters reflects a vibrant scientific debate and is crucial to promote the well-being of society. Examples include i.a. the promotion of sustainability by institutional investors in large corporations, the legal rules to support financial stability, competition between platforms and their regulation, the consequences of information digitalization on the behaviour of individuals and optimization of legal rules.