Call for papers: Ius Commune Workshop on Empirical Contract Law, 5 November 2021

The use of empirical methods to study contracts has been pioneered by Stewart Macaulay who conducted interviews with business owners to learn about their reliance on contract law in governing commercial relationships. Since then, the use of empirical methods in contract law has expanded and nowadays empirical research provides insights into various contractual legal issues. Researchers use systematic content analysis to study court judgments in contractual disputes or the terms of different types of contracts. Others implement surveys or experimental methods to examine people’s perceptions of contract terms or contractual behavior such as misrepresentation or breach … (more)

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