Harvard Law Professor Hal S. Scott was in his element, thundering up and down the aisles of a classroom in Wasserstein Hall and challenging each of his 70 Capital Markets Regulation students to match his enthusiasm and curiosity. After 43 years on the HLS faculty, Scott taught his final class at the school before retiring last spring. What is the best process, he asked, for ensuring that regulations for the financial system achieve their intended effect?
James Shipton, the Executive Director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School, has been appointed the Chair to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for a five-year period.
Last month, the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School held its 20th annual U.S.-Japan symposium, along with a special anniversary gala to celebrate the milestone and look ahead to the future of the program as PIFS director Hal S. Scott transitions to a new role as emeritus professor at Harvard.
In October, The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding the kind of symposium it has been hosting for three decades — convening financial leaders, high-ranking government officials, and distinguished academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues in international finance.
Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) has named James Shipton its new executive director. “We are thrilled that James has joined PIFS and look forward to working with him as we grow the program in the coming years,” said PIFS Faculty Director Professor Hal S. Scott. Shipton recently completed a three-year term as a […]
According to HLS Professor Hal Scott, nearly eight years after the 2008 crisis, the U.S. financial system is inadequately protected and more at risk than ever. He sounds the alarm in a new book, “Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics,” forthcoming early this summer from MIT Press.
The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) recently launched a joint Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets.
“How to Deregulate Cities and States” Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 and Harvard economics Professor Edward Glaeser The Wall Street Journal Aug. 24, 2014 “In 2011 the Obama administration, with bipartisan support, called for an ambitious process through which federal agencies would periodically evaluate existing rules, eliminating or streamlining them when cost-benefit analysis suggested that elimination […]
Dr. Heath Tarbert, a partner of the global law firm of Allen & Overy, has been appointed as a non-resident fellow of the Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS).
Some recent faculty and clinical highlights—from research on anti-corruption efforts to conferences on financial regulation.