Call For Papers "The Political Economy of Financial Regulation"



Event Date: 

06/2/16 to 06/4/16

Location name: 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Call For Papers
"The Political Economy of Financial Regulation"

June 2-4, 2016, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

OVERVIEW: Recent events and trends - including the global financial crisis and the growth of the Chinese economy - have brought to light limitations of and problems in theories and methods of financial regulation. These range from traditional problems of lobby influence to ideological bias and structural flaws inherent in the nature of the rule of law itself as it governs financial transactions. This conference will take these problems as its focus. Four prominent experts will present keynote papers, joined by a number of invited principal speakers and papers selected from this call.

There is no conference registration fee. Speakers will bear their own travel and accommodation costs. However, the panel of experts selecting papers for presentation at the conference will award round trip economy travel and full accommodation to the best paper proposed (as judged by the abstract submitted).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Katharina Pistor, Columbia University; Ugo Pagano, Siena University; Emilios Avgouleas, Edinburgh University.

TOPICS: the conference will seek to explore the following topics:
- Asian financial development and the 'Washington Consensus'
- Bailouts, rescues, bail-ins and living wills in the financial industry
- Lobby power over making laws, rules and market structure (who controls shaping the rules?)
- The law and politics of monetary policy in a global financial system
- Industry capture of financial regulators
- Role of law in constituting the financial industry
- Beyond self-regulation in standard setting (LIBOR and FX fixes)
- Sociology of financial markets
- State owned enterprises in and connected with the financial system
- How and by whom benchmarks for regulatory quality are set in banking and finance

Abstract (max 350 words) submission deadline: 23 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2015
Registration deadline for accepted authors: 29 January 2016
Draft paper submission: 6 May 2016

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit abstracts via email to Noel Chan at Please provide an attached file with an anonymous, blind copy of your abstract, but indicate your name, contact details, and the proposed paper title in your cover email. The subject line of the email should state "Submission for Financial Regulation Conference."


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