This Thursday is the first event of the Modern Money Network’s fall schedule , titled “Money as a Hierarchical System: Legal and Economic Perspectives.” The event features UMKC Economics Professor Randall Wray, Barnard Economics Professor Perry Mehrling, Harvard Law Professor Christine Desan, and Columbia Law Professor Katharina Pistor, discussing their respective theories of money and finance. Last year the same organizer created a series of panel discussions entitled “Modern Money and Public Purpose” and this can be seen as a direct follow up to that. This year there will be a stronger focus on the “The Law-Money Nexus” which in my mind is a welcome pivot and one that fits the issues Naked Capitalism covers so well.
There will be a few one-off events that are affiliated with this series that will happen throughout the year. For example, I’m moderating an event on monetary policy implementation on October first here at the University of Ottawa. I would highly recommend that you check out these events as they happen (you can go in person or watch the livestream). I will be posting videos of the talks as they become available.
Below is a video from last year’s series that focuses more on legal and historical scholars of money. It is not only quite interesting but I think is representative of the kind of issues that will be discussed Thursday (Desan was a speaker at that event as well)