The 2007/8 financial crisis has driven home the importance of interdisciplinary research in finance, law, and economics. Too many regulators and academics hid in their respective regulatory or disciplinary ‘silos’ and failed to anticipate the disastrous market slumps, given the high social cost of the global crisis!
The Finance, Law, and Economics Working Group creates a forum for a wide-ranging conversation among young scholars interested in interdisciplinary research in finance, economics, and law. Questions we explore include, but are not limited to, how do legal regulations create markets, why did finance come about in the 1960s, and what does the macro-economic toolkit look like since central banks responded to the financial crisis with unconventional measures? In studying these and related questions we employ legal, economic, and social science methodologies as analytical tools. The primary goals of our discussions are to better understand the driving forces of financial globalization, to unpack assumptions made in policy proposals, and to describe the political economy of finance.
The Working Group regularly meets online. Students and researchers (Master/Ph.D./Post Doc) from all disciplines are welcome to join us. Please access our webinar via the GoToMeeting link provided in the event flyers below, join the Young Scholars Initiative, or send an Email to the coordinators, Christopher and Cecilia. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
June 9, 2017, Central Bank Accountabilities and the LOLR case of Brazil with Camila Duran (University of São Paulo)
October 19-22, 2016, YSI Plenary Meeting in Budapest featuring a Panel Discussion on Law in Finance with Annelise Riles (Cornell) and Geoffrey Hodgson (Hertfordshire) and Workshop on Chapters 6 to 16 of the Book Conceptualizing Capitalism with Geoffrey Hodgson
October 3, 2016, Discussion of Chapters 4 and 5 of the Book Conceptualizing Capitalism with Geoffrey Hodgson
December 17, 2015, The Production of Financial Collateral: The Mechanisms of Securitization
November 13, 2015, Introduction to Financial Collateral
October 8, 2015, Bank of Japan: Policy Duration Commitment
September 17, 2015, Democracy, Technocracy, and the Rule of Law: Discussing Alcimos v the ECB
December 2014-July 2015 Central Banks: The Superstars of Our Time?