Katharina Pistor keynote speaker at at 2019 SIDE

May 25, 2019. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School) is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Prior to joining Columbia Law School, Pistor has held academic positions at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law in Hamburg. She has held visiting positions at several universities, including University of Pennsylvania Law School, New York University Law School, Frankfurt University, London School of Economics, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School.

In 2012 she was co-recipient (with Martin Hellwig) of the Max Planck Research Award on International Financial Regulation; 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.

In 2014 she was elected president of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research, and in 2015 member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

Her research spans corporate law, law and economics, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions. She has published widely in legal and economic journals.

Professor Pistor will deliver a keynote speech on her most recent book titled “The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality” (Princeton University Press, 2019) that explores the different ways that financial products and economic profits are coded to give advantage to their holders.


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