The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law of the Buchmann Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University announces an international conference, Money Matters: The Law, Economics, and Politics of Currency, to be held January 7-9, 2009. The organizers are Christine Desan, Roy Kreitner, and Neta Ziv. Sessions will take place at Tel Aviv University and be held in English. The principal papers appear below; more information is here.
Richard Sylla, New York University, “The Political Economy of Supplying Money to a Growing Economy: Monetary Regimes and the Search for an Anchor to Stabilize the Value of Money"
Randall Wray, University of Missouri–Kansas City, "An Alternative Approach to Money"
Mitu Gulati, Duke University, Sarah Ludington, North Carolina Central University & Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Applied Legal History: The Case of Odious Debts”
Bruce G. Carruthers, Northwestern University, "Money and Society: A Sociological Perspective"
Jeffrey Sklansky, Oregon State University, “The Middleman as Statesman: Nicholas Biddle and the Problem of Representation in Early American Finance”
Michael Zakim, Tel Aviv University, "Inventing Industrial Statistics"
Christine Desan, Harvard Law School, “Coin Reconsidered: The Political Alchemy of Commodity Money”
Ronen Palan, University of Birmingham, "Financial Centers: The British-Empire, the City-State and Commercially Oriented Politics"
Neta Ziv, Tel Aviv University, "Credit Cooperatives in Early Israeli Statehood: Financial Institutions and Social Transformation"
Elimelech Westreich, Tel Aviv University, "Evolution (of Elements) of Negotiability in Jewish Law in Medieval Spain"
Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley & Nergiz Dincer, Turkish State Planning Organization, "Central Bank Transparency: Causes, Consequences and Updates”
Anastasia Nesvetailova, City University London, “The End of the Great Illusion: Credit Crunch and Liquidity Meltdown “