Energy Law

Energy Law is a useful test bed for an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of institutions. The legal perspective is contrasted with contributions from economics, political science and the cognitive sciences. Research in this field focuses on the following topics:


  • the relationship of complementarity/rivalry  between contract law and regulation
  • the allocation of rule-making and enforcement powers within national and international regulatory systems
  • the comparative analysis of regulatory decision-making processes
  • the impact of legal rules on the rate and pace of technological innovation in climate change policies