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In November 2009 in Philadelphia and again in June 2010 in Washington, DC, the Clarke Program co-sponsored two workshops organized by the Tobin Project on the potential contribution of behavioral and institutional research to financial regulation. In March 2010, the Clarke Program also organized, with support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, a two-day workshop in New York City entitled "Techniques of Hope." These events brought together academics and practitioners, market participants and regulators.

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Workshops on Behavioral/Institutional Research and Financial Regulation


Philadelphia: November 5–6, 2009 | Washington, DC: June 8–9, 2010
Partner Institution: THE TOBIN PROJECT

Recent events in the global financial markets suggest a need for a better understanding of financial institutions and a different approach to their regulation. A first workshop in November 2009 brought together scholars with detailed knowledge of the financial markets and scholars developing new empirical tools from anthropology, sociology and behavioral economics to begin to lay the foundation for a new approach to financial law and regulation. The workshop included presentations of relevant work in progress, a session on methodological and substantive developments in financial institutions research, and a session with policymakers on suggested questions and new directions for financial institutions research. The workshop encouraged a new stream of scholarship that will help address current problems of stability and fairness in the global financial markets. Following up on this successful meeting, a second workshop was convened in June 2010 to deepen the conversation by fostering a more intensive interdisciplinary dialogue between legal studies, anthropology and behavioral economics and engaging more actively with relevant members of the policy community.

2009 Workshop Participants:

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  • Joel Ario, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Insurance Department

  • Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Penn Law

  • Kenneth Bamberger, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

  • Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

  • Rick Carnell, former Assistant Treasury Secretary for financial institutions, counsel to the Senate Financial Services committee, attorney with the Federal Reserve, Professor of Law, Fordham University

  • Dan Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University

  • Bruce Carruthers, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

  • Anna Gelpern, Associate Professor of Law, American University

  • Richard Herring, Professor of International Banking; Professor of Finance; Co-Director, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Doug Holmes, Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton

  • Howell Jackson, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

  • Vincent Lepinay, Assistant Professor in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Adam Levitin, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

  • Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

  • Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology; Director of Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell University Law School

  • Daniel Schwarcz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

  • Joshua Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

  • Terri Vaughan, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

  • Susan Wachter, Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management; Professor of Real Estate, Finance and City and Regional Planning, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania

2010 Workshop Participants:

  • Joel Ario, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Insurance Department

  • Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Penn Law

  • Dan Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University

  • Anna Gelpern, Associate Professor of Law, American University

  • Mary Goodman, Special Assistant to the President for Financial Markets, National Economic Council

  • Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke Law

  • Karen Ho, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

  • Doug Holmes, Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton

  • Adam Levitin, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

  • John Lynch, Professor of Marketing, Director of the Center for Research on Consumers' Financial Decision Making, Leeds School of Business

  • David Moss, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

  • Russell Munk, Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, Treasury Department

  • Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology; Director of Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell University Law School

  • Daniel Schwarcz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

  • Suzanne Shu, Assistant Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Eric Stein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Protection, Treasury Department

  • Joshua Teitelbaum, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

  • Susan Wachter, Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management; Professor of Real Estate, Finance and City and Regional Planning, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • David Westbrook, Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo

  • Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, Assistant Professor of Law and Anthropology, Penn Law

  • Caitlin Zaloom, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University