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…
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
Saule Omarova (@STOmarova) is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judah Schept on the carceral conjuncture in Central Appalachia, Nicholas Stump on rural resistance to fossil capital, and Christine Desan, Lev Menand, Raúl Carrillo, Rohan Grey, Dan Rohde, and Hilary Allen on the Silicon Valley Bank debacle. Plus, new articles by Sanjukta Paul and Marshall Steinbaum, more on SVB from Saule Omarova, and a hot new law and public health job at HLS.
Darryl Li on the weaponization of terrorism torts, Emily Prifogle and Jessica Shoemaker on racial disparities in rural America, and Christopher Ali on the erasure of rural communities by the FCC. Plus, we’re asking you (yes you) to tell us about the hottest new LPE law review articles. In exchange, as always, we’ve gathered the best LPE-content from around the web, including all the must-read pieces on SVB.
Noah Zatz on the importance of law to democracy, Carly Knight on the transformation of the corporation from creature of the state to creature of the market, and Scott Skinner-Thompson on recent books by Paisley Currah and Eric Stanley. Plus, upcoming events with Talha Syed and Saule Omarova, an interview with Gary Gerstle, and Adam Tooze on the current politics of inflation.
Week 5 explores applications of the AMRI toolkit to banking and the financial sector. The readings interrogate the laws that structure the financial system and assess proposals to promote equity, expand access, and increase democratic accountability in finance. Mehrsa Baradaran, for example, discusses the “separate and unequal credit market” that emerged from the New Deal…
Dependence on public debt is a hallmark of democratic capitalist governance. How, then, can we ensure that the interests of private investors do not overtake the needs of the people that debt is meant to serve?
Following on the success of last summer’s Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries (AMRI) Summer Academy, this summer’s updated program will once again provide participants with a crash course in political economy, anti-monopoly, public utility, and regulated industries, drawing on cutting-edge scholarship in law, economics, and social science. Apply by May 20!
Anti-monopolists are right to worry about the concentrated power of institutional investors, but they are wrong to treat them as all bad. Common ownership presents an opportunity for the left to divide the interests of capitalists.
EU’s Green Deal, ending vaccine apartheid, & AMRI 2.0!