SELE 2015: Call for Papers

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Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) 2015 Conference

Call for Papers

The seventh annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) will be held on 21-22 May 2015, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

We hope to build upon the great success of past SELE meetings, and continue to build a community of scholars interested in working at the intersection of law, economics and environmental issues. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, ranging from local to international themes. While all topics are welcomed, this year we in particular invite scholars to submit papers on how to balance sustainability and competition: should competition authorities allow for restrictions of competition that benefit the environment?

In a spirit of collegiality, the meeting will take place in a workshop format in which all sessions will be plenary. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend all presentations. Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of about 20 papers over the two-day period.

As in past years, no funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses, but food and drink will be provided during the workshop for the participants and a dinner will be hosted on the first day of the conference.

Further information regarding accommodation, the conference program and other logistic matters will be posted on Inquiries can also be sent to (this year’s local organizer) Edwin Woerdman (

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Edwin Woerdman at with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION”, by November 17, 2014. We will review all the papers and get back to you by December 15.

Hope to see you in Groningen!

Edwin Woerdman, Associate Professor, University of Groningen

Daniel H. Cole, Professor, Maurer School of Law and SPEA, Indiana University

Shi-Ling Hsu, Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Jonathan R. Nash, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford


This year’s SELE meeting, organized by the Groningen Centre of Energy Law (, is sponsored by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (

The 400-year old University of Groningen ( is located in the beautiful Dutch city center of Groningen, ‘the city where bicycles rule the road’: