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Call for Abstracts, Festival for New Economic Thinking


The Finance, Law and Economics Working Group welcomes contributions by young scholars who wish to present their work during the corresponding session of the Festival on the following topics.

Banking Regulation:

Legal scholars and practitioners are especially encouraged to submit their abstracts to discuss European and international banking regulation issues (e.g. US, China). This session will be held together with the Financial Stability Working Group to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange. If your paper addresses this theme from a non-legal / non-policy perspective, we invite you to submit the abstract to the Financial Stability Working Group directly.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:   

  • Regulation arising from direct and indirect banking supervision

    • Latest updates about the Basel IV regulations and effects

    • Updates on the final papers and drafts arising from CRD V and CRR II

    • Banking regulation in the context of the Trump Administration and Brexit

  • Interaction between macroprudential policy, microprudential policy, monetary policy, and fiscal policy

  • Government and regulatory authorities’ role in designing relevant policies and communicating them to the public

  • Shadow banking: legal tools and institutional setup to address this issue

Fintech / Cryptocurrencies:

Legal scholars and practitioners are especially encouraged to submit their abstracts to discuss the law and policy arising from the development of financial technology (FinTech). This session will be held together with the Innovation Working Group and the Financial Stability Working Group to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange. If your paper addresses this theme from a non-legal / non-policy perspective, we invite you to submit the abstract to the Innovation Working Group and the Financial Stability Working Group directly.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:   

  • Legal and regulatory developments responding to innovations in FinTech (e.g. blockchain, digital currencies, payments systems, smart contracts, and crypto-property)

  • Issues regarding case law, legislation, and national / international regulatory policy

  • Theoretical developments and legal certainty

  • Questions regarding the nature and definition of intangible property rights

  • Role of central banks and governments

All submissions ought to be original work. Please click here to submit your abstract.