Ferrara Conference 2012

A MARKET is a MARKET is a MARKET:

FINANCIAL REGULATION and the ROLE of LAW in an ERA of GLOBAL FINANCE

PLT Conference – FERRARA, Italy, 9th-10th November 2012

Conveners: Alessandro Somma (Ferrara), Peer Zumbansen (Toronto) & Bertram Keller (Berlin/Rostock)

Ferrara Conference Program

PANEL 1 – Market Regulation: Crisis vs. Normality in a Transnational Context
Peer Zumbansen, Actors, Norms, Processes: The Architecture of Transnational Regulatory Governance
Gralf-Peter Calliess, Transnational Regulation of Sovereign Ratings: Tackling the ‘Issuer Controls’-Problem
Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Space and narrative in the normative global order
Maria Rosaria Marella, Commons and Economic globalization

PANEL 2 – Players and Interests in Global Markets
Larry Catá Backer, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Global Markets and Regulatory Regimes
Isabel Feichtner, Legal Responses to the Volatility of Commodity Prices
Bertram Keller, Sustainable contracting. Passages between Private & Public International Law
Giovanni Marini,
The politics of “expertise”. Can the North learn from the South?

PANEL 3 – Debt: The Next 5.000 Years?
Iannis Mochis, The Greek Crisis: A Critical Narrative
Alessandro Somma, The Biopolitics of Debt-Economy. Market Order, Ascetic and Hedonistic Morality
Moritz Renner, Credit Contracts and the Political Economy of Debt

PANEL 4 –The Elusive Quest for Accountability
Andreas Engert, The law cannot prevent a financial crisis: Why manager liability fails at controlling systemic risk
Cynthia A. Williams, The Social Roles of Finance: How Could We Develop Banking that Better Advances Social Welfare?
Simon Archer, Prudential Regulation in Canadian Capital Markets
Tobias Tröger, How special are they? Targeting systemic risk by regulating shadow banks

PANEL 5 – What is the Market after the Market?
Vanessa Mak, Standards for Financial Consumer Law in Europe
David Campbell, Posnerian Law & Economics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Maria Rosaria Ferrarese, The Truth of the Market