Past Event

II Law and Economics

November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Jerome Greene Hall - 435 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027
II Law and Economics

The second Law and Economics seminar, to be held on 1 and 2 November 2018, at Columbia University, in New York, extends the debate as to the influence of the Economic Analysis of Law on application of the rules of legal systems of countries such as Brazil and the USA, whose impacts affect, and are affected reciprocally by, different spheres of the economy. This meeting responds to the practical need to extend the interdisciplinary relation between Law and Economics, which has perceptibly and increasingly linked specific areas of Law and Economics. As a result, the developments from this seminar can be put to use as tools and analytical methods in grounding magistrates’ decisions in both countries, as regards the efficiency and effectiveness of the Common Law and Civil Law systems characteristic, respectively, of the United States and Brazilian judiciaries. That concern frames the issue of the approximation between these two structures with a view to strengthening legal certainty, that is, drawing on the United States frame of reference (grounded in federalism, the separation of powers, law and jurisprudence), it is clearly possible to adapt the instruments of Common Law to Brazilian law.
Presented by FGV, this event is supported by The Columbia Law SchoolFinancial Times, Associação Brasileira de Direito e EconomiaThe Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce and Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro.