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    Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Torino
    Palazzo D'Azeglio, Via Principe Amedeo, 34

    May 31 & June 1st, 2012


    Patrick Andreoli-Versbach, Ludwig Maximilian University
    Theodore Bergstrom, University of California Santa Barbara
    Mario Biagioli
    University of California Davis
    Johan Bollen
    , Indiana University

    Alberto Cassone,
    Università del Piemonte Orientale

    Alex Csiszar
    , Harvard University
    Koji Domon
    , Waseda University
    Theodore Eisenberg
    , Cornell Law School

    Bruno S. Frey
    , University of Zurich

    Jeff Furman
    , Boston University
    ietmar Harhoff
    Ludwig Maximilian University
    Stan Liebowitz
    , University of Texas, Dallas

    Roberto Marchionatti
    , Università di Torino
    Mark J. McCabe
    , University of Michigan
    John O. McGinnis,
    Northwestern University
    Matteo Migheli, Università del Piemonte Orientale
    Frank Müller-Langer
    , Max Planck Institute

    Fiona Murray
    , MIT

    Andrew Odlyzko
    , University of Minnesota

    Gloria Origgi
    , Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
    Margit Osterloh
    , University of Zurich
    David C Prosser
    , RLUK
    anni B. Ramello,
    Università del Piemonte Orientale
    Federico Revelli, Università di Torino
    Lorenzo Sacconi, Univeristà di Trento and EconomEtica
    Marc Scheufen
    , University of Hamburg

    Francesco Silva,
    Università di Milano Bicocca

    Vittorio Valli, Università di Torino
    Richard Watt, University of Canterbury
    Jevin D. West
    , University of Washington

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    How to reach the conference

    Writing, publishing and disseminating new scientific knowledge is a significant part of the academics’ activity. “Publish or perish” is (or should be at least) the tenet governing the everyday life and the career of university researchers. Moreover, it is a way for actively participating to the scientific debate and to the invisible colleges characterizing the research environment and far exceeding the boundaries of the single institutions. Copyright of course enters the scene as the legal device regulating in general the production of books and journal’s articles. However, in this case its meaning is somewhat reversed from the usual role: whereas the economic dimension and the royalties of copyright are normally the most important constituent for the entertainment and media markets, in academia the moral component gets the lion share and it is narrowly connected the scientist’s reputation, the most important currency within the scientific community.
    Moreover, an idiosyncratic social norms spontaneously emerged in the scientific community with the aim of fostering the selection and the circulation of idea validated in some way, as the publication in itself has no meaning without a proper recognition by the peers’ community. This favored the endorsement on one hand of the blind peer-review system, employed to maintain standards in research outcomes and on the other hand the ranking systems such as the impact factor, devoted to provide a qualitative differentiation among journals and hence articles. At present all the above has an important effect directly in determining researchers’ career and indirectly in attracting the attention of follow-on researchers, as readers and authors, obviously with consequences on the research decision.
    The goal of this conference is to shed lights on the the previous issues with the aim to provide a proper representation of the complex system governing the production and the dissemination of scientific knowledge, so far heavily relying upon scholarly publishing.

    An international conference organized by the Istituto POLIS, Dipartimento DiGSPES, Università del Piemonte Orientale con il contributo della Fondazione CRT, Torino in collaborazione con la Fondazione Luigi Einaudi Torino, il Dipartimento Cognetti De Martiis,Università di Torino e IEL, InternationalProgramme in Institutions, Economics & Law

    Efficiency and the Judiciary
    Law and Economics Perspectives

    Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Turin)

    December 3 & 4, 2009


    Pim Albers,
    Ministry of Justice, Netherlands
    Alberto Cassone, Università del Piemonte Orientale
    Robert Christensen, University of North Carolina
    Enrico Colombatto,
    Università di Torino & IEL

    Chiara Besso
    , Università di Torino

    Maria Dakolias, World Bank
    Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell University & IEL
    Michal Gal, University of Haifa
    Oren Gazal-Ayal, University of Haifa
    Valerie Hans, Cornell University
    Manfred J. Holler
    , Hamburg University & IEL
    Kuo-Chang Huang, Academia Sinica
    Alain Marciano, Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne
    Geoffrey Miller, New York University
    Theodore Pelagidis, University of Piraeus
    Jeff Rachlinsky, Cornell University
    Giovanni B. Ramello, Università del Piemonte Orientale & IEL
    Mark Ramseyer, Harvard University
    Virginia Rosales
    University of Granada

    Lorenzo Sacconi, Univeristà di Trento and EconomEtica
    Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Hamburg University & Bucerius Law School
    John Szmer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Stefan Voigt, Marburg University & IEL
    Ahmed Zaki, Ministry of Justice, Egypt

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    How to reach the conference

    The relationship between efficiency and the judiciary is relevant to economists, legal scholars and policy makers. Sustainable development and health of national economic systems crucially depend on the well functioning judiciary. Accordingly, over the last years, there have been many attempts to improve various dimensions of judicial process within national legal systems. Examples are to have judges organize their own affairs via judicial councils, to make them accountable for their use of time by introducing court calendars and so forth. On the other hand the judiciary can equally represent the suitable solution for fostering efficiency in distinct domains equally relevant for attaining the welfare. This is the case for competition or regulatory innovation.This conference deal with the conceptual foundations of the relationship between efficiency and the judiciary, its single aspects, the consequences on economic development as well as options and constraints for reform. They will also try to shed light on the idiosyncratic features of the judicial process that can play a crucial role in the advance of democratic societies. The venue aims to contribute to academic progress and policy debate on the topic by gathering a group of experts and have them discuss various aspects during a two-and-a-half-day event at Collegio Carlo Alberto.The conference will be concluded by a roundtable to which experts on judicial reform will contribute. It is thus intended as a confrontation between theoretical insights on the one hand and practical experience on the other.

    For details and application: iel@carloalberto.org and Mrs. Leanne Duggan Tel. +39 011.6705001, Fax +39 011.6705088