The Institute of Economic Law (IEL) was founded in April 2006 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an interdisciplinary research centre. Its research area covers a broad spectrum - all issues relating to economic law - with a focus on the general theory of economic law, competition law, tax law, and financial law. IEL has a professional team consisting of full-time law faculty members and part-time researchers from both inside and outside the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The activities at IEL include courses, seminars, and symposiums. IEL aims at forming a forum for debating the recent development of the Chinese legislation on economic law and providing information to the law school community and the general public. IEL undertakes actively research collaborations with domestic and overseas institutions, enterprises, as well as public and private organizations.
Director: Professor Wang Xianlin
Professor Wang Xianlin is Associate Dean of KoGuan Law School and well-known competition law expert in China. He is an advisor for the Drafting Committee of China’s Antimonopoly Law and a member of Consultant Committee for WTO Trade and Competition Policy of Ministry of Commerce. Since 2000, he has been in charge of more than 10 national or provincial research projects, including projects funded by National Social Science Planning Fund, the National Natural Science Foundation, the National Soft Science, and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. He has received several provincial awards for his outstanding achievements in teaching and research. In 2002 and 2010, he won twice the nomination of the "National Outstanding Young and Middle-Aged Jurist". In 2004, he was awarded the title of "National Exemplary Teacher". In 2009, he was one of the winners of the "Shanghai Outstanding Young and Middle-Aged Jurist".