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Law, Markets, and Social Equity

Leading scholars from China, Japan, Israel, and the United States explore a broad range of new approaches to markets and their regulation. Recent reforms in China present an opportunity to take stock of new approaches to the relationship between market and social equity around the world.

This conference is a project of the Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets. It is co-sponsored by the East Asia Program, Cornell University; the Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University; and the Clarke Business Law Institute, Cornell Law School.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

April 24–26, 2008
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY
Organized by Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies, Cornell Law School and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University

The 2008 Clarke Lecture
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Weiss Faculty Lounge, Cornell Law School

"China's Reform as an Indigenous Institutional Innovation: An Inquiry into the Characteristics of Political and Economic Systems in China Today"
Dr. Shi Zhengfu, Principal, Comway Capital Group and Founder of the Center for New Political Economy at Fudan University, Shanghai

Economist and founder of the Center for New Political Economy at Fudan University, Shanghai, Shi Zhengfu is one of China's most influential and visionary thinkers. His ideas about how market reforms can coexist with, and even foster social justice, have wide relevance beyond China to other developing nations, and even to developed nations such as our own.

Commentators:
Sherman Cochran, Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History, Cornell University
Robert C. Hockett, Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School

Reception to follow in the Berger Atrium.

Conference Workshops, Part I
Friday, April 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Institute for the Social Sciences Conference Room
146 Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast    

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks 

  • Stewart J. Schwab, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law Cornell University Law School 
  • Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University Law School 
  • Cui Zhiyuan, Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing; and Cornell University Law School Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor 
  • Hirokazu Miyazaki, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interim Director, East Asia Program, Cornell University.  

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Session I

  • Ping Chen, Center for New Political Economy, Fudan University, Shanghai: “Coase Fantasies with Zero Transaction-Costs and Asymmetric Bargaining in Social Conflicts” 
  • Joshua C. Teitlebaum, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School, commenting.  
  • A short discussion will follow.  

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Session II

  • Roy Kreitner, Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University: “Historicizing the Political Economy of Money”
  • Gregory Alexander, Knoll Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School, commenting.
  • A short discussion will follow.

11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch, Hollister Hall, McMannus Lounge, Room 166  

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Session III

  • Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University: “Public Choice Hits the Market: 'Corruption' and 'Rationality' in the Design of a Central Bank's Payment System”   
  • Rainer Nickel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Schlesinger Fellow, University of Frankfurt, commenting.
  • A short discussion will follow.

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Session IV

  • Liu Chang, Center for New Political Economy, Fudan University, Shanghai: “Structural Change of Local Finance in the Reform Era: a Case Study”  
  • Chen Jian, Michael J. Zak Chair of History for US China Relations, Cornell University, commenting.
  • A short discussion will follow.

Conference Workshops, Part II
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Institute for the Social Sciences Conference Room
146 Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast    

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 

  • Hirokazu Miyazaki, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interim Director, East Asia Program, Cornell University: “The Temporality of No Hope:
    Arbitrage and the Critiques of Capitalism”
       

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

  • Richard Swedberg, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University: "Capitalist Entrepreneurship: Making Profit through the Unmaking of Economic Orders" 

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

  • Shi Zhengfu, Principal, Comway Capital Group and Founder of the Center for New Political Economy at Fudan University, Shanghai: "Privatization, Bureaucratization, or Socialization? On the Strategic Choices of SOE (state-owned enterprises) Reform in China"

10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

  • Cui Zhiyuan, Principal, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Cornell Law School Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor, commenting.

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Discussion

End of Conference

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