Please see the following announcement of a panel from Michael Malloy of McGeorge School of Law. The timing is scheduled around the AALS Annual Meeting in January in Washington, D.C.:
On Wednesday, 4 January 2012, the Society of Socio-Economists will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (room assignments TBA). The preliminary program, Socio-Economics in the Academy and the Economy, includes a Roundtable discussion from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. entitled Permeable Economies, Not Globalized Economy: The Situation and Performance of Financial Services Markets. As moderator of the Roundtable, I am inviting you to participate, either as a presenter, commentator, or general participant. We hope that all interested views will contribute to the flow of discussion and the proceedings that will result. The discussion will launch from the following resolution:
Resolved, that the ongoing financial crisis results from the asymmetrical interactions of separate but permeable economies, rather than from the workings of a “globalized” economy.
Background Statement: Reflecting upon the initial series of collapses in capital and financial services markets in 2008, and the recent failure of MF Global, many commentators begin with the assumption that these phenomena are the natural result of a globalized economy. However, this view would appear to ignore the fact that financial services markets, in their regulatory structure and in much of their retail operation, remain intensely national or even local in character. Should it make a difference to our understanding of – and to the appropriate responses to – the ongoing crisis if it is the result of the interaction of permeable national economies?
Please RSVP by email to email@example.com and indicate whether you would like to be:
- a presenter (with a five- to ten-minute statement of position),
- a commentator (pre-assigned to a particular presentation), or
- a general participant (speaking quod lib. during the general discussion).
Organization of the Roundtable in terms of selected presenters and commentators will be announced no later than 30 November 2011. Further details will be provided in advance of the Roundtable. We are looking forward to a vigorous discussion!
With best regards,
Michael P. Malloy
Distinguished Professor and Scholar
McGeorge School of Law University of the Pacific
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