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The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

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Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) invites everyone to this engaging Meet the Author Webinar Series they’re hosting on Thursday, 29th October 2020, at 9:00 AM Beijing Time about “The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality” with Katharina Pistor as the guest speaker.

Online Webinar Details
  • Topic: The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
  • Organizer: Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)
  • Date: Thursday, 29th October 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM Beijing Time
  • Location: Online (link will be provided after you register)
About the Webinar

Objective:

  • How does the law encode assets?
  • How does the law determine the distribution of wealth?
  • Is social inequality caused by law firms?
About the Speaker

Katharina Pistor
Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law
Columbia Law School

Katharina Pistor is a leading scholar and writer on corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions.

Pistor is the author or co-author of nine books. Her most recent book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality, examines how assets such as land, private debt, business organizations, or knowledge are transformed into capital through contract law, property rights, collateral law, and trust, corporate, and bankruptcy law. The Code of Capital was named one of the best books of 2019 by the Financial Times and Business Insider.

Pistor publishes widely in legal and social science journals. In her recent essay “From Territorial to Monetary Sovereignty” in the Journal on Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2017), she argued that the rise of a global money system means a new definition of sovereignty: the control of money. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Institutional EconomicsEuropean Business Organization Law ReviewAmerican Journal of Comparative Law, and Columbia Journal for European Law. 

Pistor is a prominent commentator on cryptocurrency and has testified before Congress on the lack of regulatory oversight of proposed international cryptocurrencies. As the director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation, Pistor directs the center’s work to develop research projects and organize conferences to examine ways in which law shapes global relations and how they, in turn, transform the law.

Before joining Columbia Law School in 2001, Pistor held teaching and research positions at Harvard Law School, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law in Hamburg. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, New York University Law School, Frankfurt University, London School of Economics, and Oxford University.

Pistor is a research associate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research and has served as principal investigator of the Global Finance and Law Initiative (2011–2013) and member of the board of directors (2011–2014) and 2019 fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. In 2015, she was elected a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

In 2012 she was co-recipient (with Martin Hellwig) of the Max Planck Research Award on International Financial Regulation, and in 2014 she received the Allen & Overy Prize for the best working paper on law of the European Corporation Governance Institute. She is also the recipient of research grants by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the National Science Foundation.

About Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Headquartered in Yangtze River Delta, one of the world’s most dynamic regions, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has a presence in global business hubs including Silicon Valley in the USA and London, UK.

ZIBS was launched in 2018 and has attracted talented leading international faculty. It is set to be a leading player in China and globally. ZIBS’ vision is to be a leading global ecosystem with business education as its core pillar. The university’s mission is to train business talents who are ready for the new global economic era, with a particular focus on new technologies, new economy and new finance.

About the iMBA Program at ZIBS

ZIBS cultivates senior managers and future leaders with global vision, social responsibility, and innovative entrepreneurship. The program ensures that students master solid foundational theories, effective leadership, interdisciplinary vision, and cross-cultural business skills which prepare them to face the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.

Learn more about the iMBA program here.

Register for the ZIBS Virtual MBA Info Session by completing the form below.

Register soon to reserve a seat. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Introduce yourself in under 100 words including your background and future goals.

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