Implementing Law & Economics in the MENA- and Arab Region
Law & Economics are getting more and more international. That’s why concepts and methods of the economic analysis of law are applied to an increasing number of countries.
The Institute of Law and Economics has established cooperations with several countries in the MENA and Arab region through joined study programmes.
In the light of the ongoing transition in Arab countries, economic analysis is used to predict possible effects of newly passed formal laws and to measure their effectiveness. Towards promoting studies in the field of the economic analysis of law in the Arab region the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE) has started a German-Arab transition partnership project with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University in March 2012.
The programme is called the “Center of Institutions, Economics and the Law in Egypt (CIELE)”. It is funded by the German Department of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt). Given the importance of the Tunisian transition process and its leading role in triggering the wave of the Arab spring, the École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales de Tunis (ESSECT) has joined our programme in May 2013, followed by the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FDSP) at the University of Sousse, Tunisia in 2014. Until now all
partnerships have involved the exchange of students and staff members among the partner universities. Furthermore, the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions started. Until now all these partnerships have involved the exchange of students and staff members among the partner universities.