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BU legal expert explores economic recession

Stephen Copp's book cover Law, free markets and the financial crash will be the topic of a seminar being organised by BU legal expert Dr Stephen Copp.

Are free markets ‘dead’ as some claim following what may be the worst financial crash since the Great Depression of the 1930s? Is more government regulation the only solution?

Dr Stephen Copp, an Associate Professor within the Centre for Legal Studies in BU’s Business School, is organising a half-day seminar on 'Law, Free Markets and the Crash' in association with the prestigious Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), to be held in London on Thursday 9 July 2009, to explore these important issues.

The seminar will examine the causes of the financial crash, the implications for regulation and the role of market discipline in the future. It will bring together leading academics from both law and economics.

The event will be opened by Dr Cento Veljanovski (IEA Fellow in Law & Economics and Managing Partner, Case Associates) and chaired by Professor Patrick Minford (Cardiff University) and Professor Anthony Ogus (Emeritus Professor, Manchester University).

In addition to Dr Copp speakers will include Professor Joanna Gray (Newcastle University), Professor Geoffrey Wood (City University), Professor Philip Booth (IEA Editorial & Programme Director and City University), and Richard Teather (Bournemouth University).

The topics to be covered will include:

  • Law and Liberty or Regulation?
  • Macro-Prudence and Micro-Laws
  • How Governments Failed Markets
  • Why Iceland Failed but Jersey Didn’t
  • Who needs ‘Good’ Corporate Governance?
  • Competition Law in the Crunch

A full programme of the seminar is available by clicking on the link below.

Attendance at this event is free but registration is required to guarantee a place. To register, please email your acceptance only to IEA Reception.

For further information please contact Dr Stephen Copp.

The Institute of Economic Affairs is a research and educational charity (No. CC 235 351), limited by guarantee. Its mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. For further information about the Institute of Economic Affairs, please visit the website below.

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