The Economics and Law of Space-Based Commerce (WTI-ISSI Conference 17–18 January 2024)

This workshop will focus on the economics and governance of commercialisation in outer space. It will look at the applicability of economic concepts, the concepts of international economic law, and the concepts of economic governance to space-based commerce.

The goal of the workshop is twofold. The first goal is identifying promising areas for future research along the lines outlined above, specifically a cross-disciplinary mix of economics, law, political science, and applied natural science. The second goal is to enlist interested researchers in setting up a research and workshop agenda and loose organizational/coordinating structure (a researcher network) based on the areas identified.

The workshop will be hosted jointly by the World Trade Institute (WTI) and the International Space Science Institute.

Venue: WTI, Hallerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern (ground floor)

Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines: Please submit paper proposals on original and unpublished research related to this call for papers. Abstract submissions must be between 300-500 words in length and should be accompanied by a short CV.

To submit your proposals, for further details, or to express interest, please contact Sophia Thompson,

Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2023.

Accepted authors will be notified by 15 October 2023.

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