The American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) is a U.S. organization dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy and regulation. It promotes research in law and economics. ALEA was founded in 1991. The association was co-founded by George Priest, A. Mitchell Polinsky, and Steven Shavell.
The membership of ALEA includes academic and practicing lawyers and economists. The association conducts an annual two-day meeting in May. In that meeting, the members of ALEA present papers dealing with a wide variety of topics concerning the interrelation of law and economics.
The American Law and Economics Review, the official scholarly journal of the American Law and Economics Association, is a refereed journal and has been published semi-annually by Oxford University Press since 1999. Members of the Association receive the Review as a benefit of payment of annual dues. The editors of ALEA mull over surveys and book reviews as well as standard articles concerning law and economics for the American Law and Economics Review. The editors ensure that the empirical and theoretical articles maintain high-quality.
ALEA offers an individual member to receive both semi-annual issues of the Review at no charge. Dues for annual membership in the Association are $70, with a discounted rate for students of $30.
American Law and Economics Association
P.O. Box 208245
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8245
Tel: (203) 432-7801
Fax: (203) 432-7225