TILEC research is ideally distinguished by the following characteristics:
- Interdisciplinary: TILEC research integrates law and economics together on an equal footing, or at least includes substantial input from the other discipline;
- Innovative: TILEC brings law and/or economics further, and opens up new perspectives. Whilst this might imply that it leaves established paths in each discipline, it remains state-of-the-art at the technical and methodological level;
- Fundamental: TILEC research addresses basic questions of each discipline, including the relationship between the two disciplines and how they can mutually strengthen each other;
- Relevant: TILEC research is inspired by real-world problems and aims to contribute to the ultimate solution of these problems.
Have a look at our research program 2012-2017 for an overview of our research themes. Specific research projects and networks are also featured separately. TILEC is keen on partnering with private and public organizations to advance the frontier of knowledge: check how your organization can get involved by sponsoring TILEC research.