Normative questions and public administration challenges are increasingly sought via interdisciplinary approaches across law, economics, and public policy. While the Indian state has broadly articulated its efficiency enhancing intention to transition to a regulatory state, it’s attempts have been inhibited due to its inability to identify precise legal issues and to articulate a sound policy for remedying them. At the same time, mere policy articulation without sound economic and legal basis is just ideology.
An interdisciplinary approach involves identifying the relevant public policy problems; using tools of economics to analyse the problem, and finally, creating appropriate laws. Indian scholarship combining these approaches is still in its ascendancy. This conference attempts to bring practitioners and academics from all the three fields on the same platform and encourage interactions. This conference will provide a unique opportunity to start developing the full cycle from economic thinking to legal change.
The three-day conference will provide a platform for best papers on legal, economic, and policy issues to be presented, analyzed and debated among the best of national and international economists, lawyers and policy makers.