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Asian Journal of Law and Economics

The Official Publication of the Asian Law and Economics Association

Editor In Chief: Jeong-Yoo Kim
Edited by: Dennis Khong, Yue Qiao, Zhiyong (John) Liu, Duol Kim, Albert Choi,  and Yun-Chien Chang
Your benefits
  • High quality research in law and economics
  • Internationally recognized reviewers
  • Asian Law and Economics Association’s official publication
  • Theoretical and empirical approach to the subject matter of the journal
  • Rapid online publication of contributions as “ahead-of-print” versions

The Asian Journal of Law and Economics (AJLE) 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.

  • 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
  • Comparative law

Article formats
Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Book Reviews

Information on submission process


Three issues/year
Content available since 2010 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 2154-4611

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Online Submission of Manuscripts

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Decisions on your submission made as soon as possible
  • Thorough reviews
  • Support at every stage of submission process
  • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
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  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing activities
  • Ahead-of-print publishing ensures faster processing of fully proof-read, DOI-citable articles
Submission process
  • Submit your paper via our Scholar One submission management tool following the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
  • After logging in you will be guided through every step of the submission process
  • In case of any problems the editorial staff will make its best to answer all your queries
  • An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany each manuscript.The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions

Please note
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
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We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Jeong-Yoo Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Yun-Chien Chang, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Albert Choi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Duol Kim, Myongji University, Seoul, Korea
Dennis Khong, Multimedia University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zhiyong (John) Liu, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA
Yue Qiao, Shandong University, Jinan, China

Editorial Board
Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Felix Chan, University of Hong Kong
Kong-Pin Chen, Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Tai-Yeong Chung, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Ben Depoorter, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Aaron Edlin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Michael Faure, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Tim Friehe, Univesity of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Jinyoung Kim, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Sue Mialon, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Hugo Mialon, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Thomas Miceli, University of Connecticut, USA
Sang-Ho Lee, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
Shozo Ota, The Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo, Japan
Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota, USA
Ronen Perry, University of Haifa, Israel
Avraham Tabbach, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Chenggang Xu, University of Hong Kong, China

Advisory Editors
Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University, New York, USA
Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY, Buffalo, USA
Winand Emons, University of Bern, Switzerland
Jack Knetsch, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Nuno Garoupa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lewis Kornhauser, New York University, USA
Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Daniel Rubinfeld, New York University, New York USA
Alan Schwartz, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Thomas Ulen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA




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