George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Research Roundtable on Capitalism & the Rule of Law

Event Details

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  • Venue: The Gwen Hotel
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies

The Law & Economics Center at the George Mason University Scalia Law School embarked on a unique new project—the “Capitalism and Rule of Law Project”— offering a comprehensive set of programs, across all of its divisions, to defend the economics and law of capitalism. The project aims to educate and awaken key legal and policy decisionmakers on the fundamental features of a market economy and the necessary rule of law prerequisites to sustain it, and the benefits of capitalism, including the time-tested utility of shareholder primacy.

The project’s second event – the Research Roundtable on Capitalism & the Rule of Law – was held Sunday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in Chicago, Illinios. The goal of the Roundtable was to help authors to develop, write, and present original research papers that focus on the importance and fundamental features of capitalism and of the Rule of Law, both generally and as applied in specific legal and economic contexts.