Friday, December 31, 2010
Call for Papers - University of Amsterdam 7th Annual Competition & Regulation Meeting: Competition Policy for Emerging Economies: When and How?
The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics at the University of Amsterdam organizes its 7th annual Competition & Regulation meeting on the topic:
Competition Policy for Emerging Economies: When and How?
May 20, 2011
University of Amsterdam
Keynote Speakers include:
Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)
Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
Michal Gal (University of Haifa)
Roundtable discussion chaired by William Kovacic (FTC) between the keynote speakers, joined by Andrew Gavil (Howard University), Ioannis Lianos (UCL) and Hassan Qaqaya (UNCTAD, tbc).
The objective of this C&R Meeting is to bring together renowned specialists in emerging competition law enforcement and its interrelationship to economic development in conference to debate. We also welcome practitioners with a keen interest in this specialty subject, including (new) agency officials, government officials interested in competition policy as a development aid tool, competition lawyers and consultants and scholars working on these research topics.
Call for Papers – NOW OPEN
Academics, private practitioners and competition officials, both with a legal and an economic background, are encouraged to submit their research for inclusion in the conference program. We welcome all original research (in progress).
Submissions for inclusion in the program (full papers or abstracts) may be sent together with the author’s address information to: ACLE@uva.nl
The deadline for submission is March 1 2011. Decisions on acceptance to the program will be communicated mid March.
Call for Papers
The scientific program committee, which consists of Maarten Pieter Schinkel (chair), Rein Wesseling, Benjamin van Rooij, Jeroen van de Ven, Kati Cseres and Jo Seldeslachts, will produce a full day program based on the response to this call. Local organizers are Martijn Han and Michael Frese.
For more information, please visit the ACLE conference website: http://emergingagencies.acle.nl
Relevant information on the preliminary program, registration, fees and accommodation will be posted on this website as we progress towards the conference date.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Justice reform through legal technical assistance has emerged since the 1990s as a means to support developing and transition countries to reform governance structures. To date, few studies have examined which aspects of capacity development can best support the adoption, adaptation and local acceptability of international norms within local justice systems. This paper presents the findings of a mixed methods study of 14 Latvian participants involved in a Canadian justice reform project that established the Latvian State Probation Service (SPS). It provides empirical support for the view that development actors must support organizational policies that build the individual capacity required to engage in the reform process.
Published in Journal of Baltic Studies, Volume 41 Issue 4 December 2010