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YALE LPE: The Law & Political Economy of Central Banking with Saule Omarova

Please join the Yale Program in Law and Political Economy and YLS LPE Student Group for an in-person event November 3 at 12:10pm (RSVP req’d) with Professor Saule Omarova. Professor Omarova will offer an introduction to the “Law and Political Economy of Central Banking,” with a focus on the U.S. Federal Reserve system. The talk…

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Saule Omarova

Saule Omarova is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. She specializes in regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance. Areas of Expertise: financial regulation, public investment, and fintech

Weekly Roundup: May 17

Jeff Gordon clarifies the debate over derisking, while Davarian Baldwin examines how universities monetize their tax-exempt status. Plus, an upcoming session of our hit series What To Do About the Courts (with Ryan Doerfler), a new issue of the JLPE, Adam Gaffney on supply-side healthcare, Josh Eidelson on prison labor in Alabama, and Tim Barker on what the shortage of 155mm shells can tell us about the future of American capitalism.

Weekly Roundup: March 22

Sara Rankin on the most consequential homeless rights case in decades, Marshall Steinbaum on the material basis for the culture war over higher education, and Marc-William Palen on recovering the left-wing free trade tradition. Plus, so many upcoming events this excerpt simply can’t do them justice: Empire and Constitutional Law, Historical Approaches to Neoliberal Legality, Participatory Law Scholarship, Heterodox Economics Meets LPE, Digital Identity and Domination, Money-Empire-Law, and much else.

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YLS LPE: Money, Empire, and the Law

The YLS Law and Political Economy (LPE) Student Group and Professors Aslı Ü. Bâli, Ntina Tzouvala, and Tendayi Achiume will be co-hosting a panel series entitled “Money, Empire, and the Law” taking place on Saturday, April 13th at the Yale Law School. This series will take place following the “TWAIL, Geopolitical Competition, and Non-Western Imperialisms” conference which will take…

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Administering a Democratic Political Economy

The LPE Project hosted a one-day conference on Friday, February 2nd, titled “Administering a Democratic Political Economy.” This convening brought together scholars in administrative law, racial and gender equity, and democracy for an in-depth exploration of the evolving landscape of administrative law scholarship and practice. We are at a critical moment where questions of administration,…

Upon the Conviction of the Villain Sam Bankman-Fried

Earlier this month, Sam Bankman-Fried was found guilty of seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. His conviction should not, however, be seen as any kind of victory. For the past three years, SBF successfully exploited a financial regulatory system stuck in older ways of thinking and increasingly incapable of averting illicit finance in the platform economy. To prevent such predation in the future, LPE scholars must help accelerate the turn to proactive planning, including via the day-to-day, direct supervision of major financial institutions.

Weekly Roundup: November 10, 2023

Zephyr Teachout on the democratic consequences of algorithmic wage discrimination, Jerry Davis on the disappearance of public corporations from the American economy, and Maryam Jamshidi on the creeping authoritarianism that underlies Florida’s decision to ban local chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine. Plus, a happy hour in DC, upcoming events with Ifeoma Ajunwa, Rachel Gilmer, Astra Taylor, and Tara Raghuveer, and new writing by Aziz Rana, Diana Reddy, Noah Rosenblum, Sam Moyn, Scott Cummings, and more!

Weekly Roundup: November 3, 2023

Ryan Martínez Mitchell on China’s developing sanctions regime, Yochai Benkler on the role of law in capitalism, and Elettra Bietti on how not to regulate big tech. Plus, upcoming events with Saule Omarova, Marshall Steinbaum, Veena Dubal, Luke Herrine, Hendrik Theine, Tamara Nopper, Eve Zelickson, and Raúl Carrillo; an interview with Amy Kapcynski and Chris Morten; new pieces from Amna Akbar, Zoë Yunker, James Rowe, and Jessica Dempsey; and a CFP for junior scholars on re-imagining the public-private divide.

Weekly Roundup: June 30, 2023

Ntina Tzouvala on the ongoing Afghan central bank saga, Eva Nanopoulos on the contradictions of “peaceful” sanctions, and Aslı Bâli on the parasitic relationship between sanctions and economic asymmetry. Plus, last call to apply to the coolest job in the universe, videos from Money as a Democratic Medium 2.0, the Dig tackles AI, David Dayen on projection at the FTC, Brian Callaci channels AO Hirschman on non-competes, and Brian Highsmith reviews David Schleicher’s In a Bad State.

Weekly Roundup: May 19, 2023

Joel Michaels on risk-weighting, Rebecca McLennan on the nineteenth-century roots of carceral labor, and Stephen Wilson, Minali Aggarwal, Jacqueline Groccia, and Lydia Villarong on why incarcerated people work. Plus, the hottest job in LPE Land is up for grabs, Saule Omarova and Ilmi Granoff discuss green banking, and Jed Britton-Purdy argues that the courts should be more political.

Weekly Roundup: April 14, 2023

Week in review: James Nelson, Liz Sepper, and Kate Redburn examine Groff v. DeJoy, while Tommaso Bardelli, Zach Gillespie, and Thuy Linh Tu explain the harms of an austerity-driven approach to criminal justice reform. Plus, Aziz Rana on Ntina Tzouvala’s recent book, Sandeep Vaheesan on non-competes, Saule Omarova on FedAccounts, Veena Dubal on variable pay, and upcoming events about Progressive Constitutional Political Economy, LPE and Legal Theory, and LPE and the Culture Wars.

Early Edition: (Some of) the Best New LPE and LPE-Adjacent Scholarship

With the spring submission season nearly in the books, and our Twitter feeds abuzz with placement announcements, the LPE Blog highlights some of the most exciting forthcoming LPE and LPE-adjacent articles. Covering tech, care, labor, criminal justice, religious freedom, money and banking, property, the administrative state, and so much more, this scouting report is not to be missed.