Call for Papers: University of Chicago and London School of Economics Conference on the Economics of Crime and Justice

May 17–18, 2019

(All day)

University of Chicago
Jeff Grogger, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Stephen Machin, Center for Economic Performance, London School of Economics


The economics of crime and justice is a booming field, owing largely to new sources of data and methodological innovation. This conference represents the first of an annual series to be held in alternate years in Chicago and London. We aim to assemble scholars from around the world to discuss recent work on issues involving the economics of crime and the criminal justice system. We are particularly interested in studies that address pressing policy issues, long-standing problems in the field, or innovative methods.

Please submit your papers for consideration by December 15, 2018, to and attach your paper or abstract. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in mid-January.  Funds to assist with travel and lodging expenses are available for the authors of accepted papers. Presenters are expected to attend the full conference. If you cannot attend the full conference, please note your availability in your submission.

May 17, 2019 (All day) May 18, 2019 (All day)