The Asian Journal of Law and Economics (AJLE), published 2 issues per year by De Gruyter, publishes high quality research in law and economics, both theoretical and empirical. It is the only journal that pays special attention to the economic aspect of laws in Asian countries. Although the editors are particularly interested in legal issues that originally occurred in Asia, they welcome submissions on any subject from any region without prejudice. The analysis of court cases or legal proposals is also welcome. In general, the editors prefer innovative insights rather than mere fact-findings or technical extensions. The journal will be of interest to economists, legal scholars, legal practitioners and government officials. The coverage of the subjects include property law, contract law, tort law, criminal law, antitrust law, corporate law, labor law, environmental law, international law, tax law, bankruptcy law, family law, administrative law, constitution, legal procedure, law enforcement, political economy, and comparative law, and more. AJLE is edited by leading members of the Asian Law and Economics Association, founded in 2005, and is the official publication of that organization.

The current editor-in-chief of AJLE is Jeong-Yoo Kim (Kyung Hee University). Co-editors are Duol Kim (Myongji University), Dennis Khong (Multimedia University), Sang-Ho Lee (Chonnam National University), Zhiyong Liu (Indiana State University), Yue Qiao (Shandong University).

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Journal Announcement

Asian Journal of Law and Economics


Special Issue

Coping with COVID-19:

Legal, Economic, and Policy Perspectives

DEADLINE: October 15, 2020

Asian Journal of Law and Economics (AJLE) invites submissions for an upcoming special issue “Coping with COVID-19: Legal, Economic, and Policy Perspectives.” Accepted papers will be published in the December 2020 issue.

Topics that AJLE would consider include the following:

  • How to improve legal, economic and regulatory systems to prevent and control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 more effectively;
  • How to address legal and economic problems involving the use of digital tools for contact tracing, quarantine monitoring, transmission mapping, computational modeling, and other public health activities;
  • How to deal with privacy, liberty, ethics, and other human rights challenges when tracing contacts, releasing patients’ demographic information, implementing social distancing, mounting aggressive measures such as lockdown or roadblock, or engaging in other public health activities;
  • How to allocate vaccines, personal protective equipment, and other medical resources, internationally and domestically;
  • How to deal with trade-offs among various legal, economic, public health, and ethical values;
  • How to incorporate fairness considerations in dealing with COVID-19;
  • How to (re)structure public health systems in order to deal with COVID-19;
  • How to address disparities in testing, treatment, and fatality for populations at risk; and
  • How to address the digital divide (the disparity of access to information devices necessary for distance learning, telework, and e-commerce).

For more details, please refer to the Call for Papers, in the pdf format.