CFP: 2018 Annual Congress of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI)

Call for Papers:  2018 Annual Congress of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI)

July 9–10, 2018
Toronto, Canada


  • Website:
  • Submission Deadline:  May 6, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances:  May 20, 2018
  • Deadline for Full Papers:  July 1, 2018
  • Contact:  Richard Watt, General Secretary, SERCI,


The 18th consecutive SERCI Annual Congress will meet in Toronto (Canada), on the 9th and 10th of July. The congress will be organised locally by Ariel Katz (University of Toronto). The Annual SERCI Guest Lecture will delivered by Prof. Joshua Gans (University of Toronto). Updates on the congress, and the local organisation, will be periodically posted on

Submissions of papers to be presented at the congress are hereby invited. Papers on any topic that is in any way relevant to the economics of copyright are welcomed. By way of example, in the past the congress has often included topics such as the following:

  • efficient use of copyright
  • efficient exceptions to copyright
  • models of copyright piracy
  • economic analyses of copyright law
  • the effects of copyright law on creators
  • consumers and other stakeholders
  • copyright regulation
  • copyright licensing
  • efficient pricing of copyright material
  • econometric analyses of issues pertaining to copyright
  • copyright in an economic history context

The list is only illustrative, and many other topics are relevant to the congress.

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment to Richard Watt (General Secretary, SERCI) at, with a deadline of May 6, 2018. At the submissions stage, either full papers or detailed abstracts are sufficient. Successful authors will be notified by May 20, 2018, and final papers will be expected by July 1, 2018.

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