18. April 2019, von Internetredaktion
The “Law, Finance, and Technology” (LFT) programme at the Institute of Law and Economics has launched a new series of academic events, the “LFT Lunchtime Workshops”. This initiative aims to bring together international scholars, students, and professionals, and to stimulate discussion on legal issues arising from the application of technological innovations, with a particular focus on the financial sector.
The first LFT Lunchtime Workshop will take place on Thursday, 18 April 2019, from 12:30 to 13:30, in Konferenzraum 205 at the Institute of Law and Economics, Johnsallee 35, on the topic “Regulating Technological Innovation”, with Professor Cristie Ford.
Cristie Ford is Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Law at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada. She is currently a Fernand Braudel Senior Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. The workshop will be partly based on Professor Ford's latest book, "Innovation and the State: Finance, Regulation, and Justice" (2017):
"From social media to mortgage-backed securities, innovation carries both risk and opportunity. Groups of people win, and lose, when innovation changes the ground rules. Looking beyond formal politics, this new book by Cristie Ford argues that we need to recognize innovation, and financial innovation in particular, as a central challenge for regulation. Regulation is at the leading edge of politics and policy in ways that we have not yet fully grasped. Seemingly innocuous regulatory design choices have clear and profound practical ramifications for many of our most cherished social commitments. Innovation is a complex phenomenon that needs to be understood not only in technical terms, but also in human ones. Using financial regulation as her primary example, Ford argues for a fresh approach to regulation, which recognizes innovation for the regulatory challenge that it is, and which binds our cherished social values and our regulatory tools ever more tightly together."
Light refreshments will be available.
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