Global Capitalism & Law

Past Events

Spring 2017

May 1, 2017 

Public lecture by Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School on "Minting Capital: The Role of Corporate Law"

May 1, 2017 

Master class with Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School 

April 3, 2017 

Public lecture by Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung (MPIfG) on "The Long Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism"

April 3, 2017 

Master class with Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung (MPIfG) 

Winter 2017

Ongoing: Graduate Seminar on Global Capitalism & Law, co-taught by Karen Alter and Cristina Lafont

Feb. 6, 2017 

Public lecture by James Robinson on "Where Do Inclusive States Come From?" 

Feb. 6, 2017 

Master class with James Robinson, University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy. 

Jan. 3, 2017

Reading seminar on critical and cultural approaches to law, led by Bill Hurst.

Fall 2016

Dec. 5, 2016

Reading seminar on Hayekian economic thought, with short reviews of the Bloomberg/Virginia/George Mason schools, led by Andrew Koppleman and Jide Nzelibe

Nov. 7, 2016

Reading seminar on Keynesian economic thought and its connection to law, led by Steve Nelson.

Oct. 3, 2016

Planning meeting and discussion of two readings that have been recommended to us by Christopher Udry as "canonical" texts in the literature on law and economic development.

Spring 2016

May 4, 2016

Reading seminar on global social movements, focusing on popular and populist reactions to global capitalism and law.

April 7, 2016

Master class with Mitu Gulati (Duke University School of Law) and Lee Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP) on sovereign debt contracts

April 7, 2016

"Lessons Learned from the Eurozone Debt Crisis"
Public lecture by Lee Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP) on the Greek sovereign debt crisis and restructuring

Winter 2016

March 3, 2016

Reading seminar on the rule of law and its relevance to capitalism (led by Karen Alter)

Feb. 10, 2016

Master Class with Joel Mokyr on culture and economic growth

Jan. 5, 2016

Reading seminar on property rights and claims in a global context (led by Jordan Gans-Morse)

Fall 2015

Dec. 1, 2015

Reading seminar on the legitimacy of global governance institutions (led by Cristina Lafont)

Nov. 3, 2015

Reading seminar on the role of contracts in global capitalism and bond markets (led by Stephen C. Nelson)

Oct. 15, 2015

Master class with Dani Rodrik on institutions and economic growth

Oct. 15, 2015

Public lecture by Dani Rodrik on "The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy"