851-0735-04L  Workshop and Lecture Series in Law and Finance

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersG. Hertig
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe Workshop and Lectures Series in Law & Finance is a joint seminar of ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University of St. Gallen. Each semester, several guest scholars from law, finance and related fields give a lecture and/or discuss their ongoing research. All speakers are internationally well-known experts from Europe, the U.S. and beyond.
ObjectiveThe Lecture and Workshop Series in Law & Finance aims at allowing participants to discuss current financial regulation and corporate governance issues with leading academics.
ContentParticipants discuss current Law & Finance issues with guest scholars from Europe and the U.S. In addition, participants write a comment on one of the discussed papers.
Lecture notesTo be discussed papers are posted in advance on the course's web page
Literature- Benefit-Cost Analysis of Financial Regulation, Conference Issue, 43(2) Journal of Legal Studies 2014
- Andrei Shleifer, The Failure of Judges and the Rise of Regulators (MIT Press 2012)
- Viral Acharya et al., Regulating Wall Street (Wiley 2011)
- Raghuram G. Rajan, Fault Lines (Princeton University Press 2010)
- Reinier Kraakman et al., The Anatomy of Corporate Law. A Comparative and Functional Approach (2d ed., Oxford University Press 2009)
- Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor, Law and Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
- Jean Tirole, The Theory of Corporate Finance (Princeton University Press, 2006)