Friday, 5 October 2018 | Brussels

Please contact Gaël Langosch if you want to receive information.


In Cooperation with: Vrije Universiteit Brussel and E.CA Economics


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As the interest in the economics of State aid is steadily increasing among academics, practitioners and public officials, we are pleased to bring these cross-disciplinary groups together during the third edition of our conference "State Aid Control: Where Law and Economics Meet".

This event - organised in cooperation with Vrije Universiteit Brussel and E.CA Economics - combines theoretical, empirical as well as policy-oriented contributions on State aid from various areas of law and economics.


Call for Abstracts and Papers

This event, organised in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, brings together academics, practitioners, and policy makers who wish to present and discuss their current research and practices in State aid.

The conference welcomes contributions on State aid from all areas of law and economics. Contributions can be theoretical, empirical as well as policy oriented.

Interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged. Abstracts of maximum 300 words should be submitted via e-mail to by Friday, 4 May 2018. Selected speakers are expected to submit full papers by 20 August 2018.

Renowned keynote speakers are currently being invited and will be announced on our website soon. Selected full papers will be eligible for publication in the European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL).

Venue: The conference will take place in Brussels, the venue will be announced shortly.

Conference Scientific Committee:
Caroline Buts, Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Managing Editor EStAL; José Luis Buendía Sierra, Partner at Garrigues, Brussels & Managing Editor EStAL and Vincent Verouden, Director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics


Important dates:


  • Abstract submission by: 4 May 2018
  • Communication of acceptances by: 1 June 2018
  • Submission of full papers by: 20 August 2018


Who should participate?

  • Economists
  • Academics
  • Private legal practitioners
  • Private and Public Competition Lawers
  • Representatives from public authorities on national, regional and local level
  • Representatives from public and private banks
  • Industry representatives and in-house counsels dealing with State aid law


Conference Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the conference, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. VAT). If interested, please contact Gael Langosch.



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