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Annual Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics (IRLE) 2018 workshop

Dates: October 12-October 16, 2018
Location: Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen Colorado

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 WORKSHOP is currently scheduled for October 11-October 15, 2019 

Contact mary at for more information


The IRLE workshop is for state regulators and commission staff who have an interest in network industries such as telecommunications and energy. The conference draws on the expertise of leading academics, practitioners, and scholars who distill the critical law and economics issues that arise in closely regulated network industries and presents them in a coherent fashion.  In particular, it highlights the important tools provided by neoclassical economics, new institutional economics, "code as law," Schumpeter, and public choice theory. The curriculum also includes a discussion of corporate finance principles and risk valuation as applied to regulation. This four-day conference will foster discussion and cohesion, so attendance is limited to no more than 20 attendees.

The IRLE is an educational and outreach program of the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University Research Center in Economics to sharpen the tools required for principled and thoughtful regulatory decision-making.

Registration to the IRLE workshop will include all materials needed for experiments and readings, lodging, meals and snacks, shuttle to/from the airport and reimbursed flight fees. You will be responsible for making your own flight arrangements. IRLE will reimburse you for fees from your home location to/from the conference for the four nights of the conference.. You will be responsible for bringing flight receipts to the workshop (or emailing them to Mary Schultz) and completing the paperwork. Reimbursements will not be issued prior to the workshop.

For questions, contact Mary Schultz,  or 765-496-1378