Law, Free Markets and the Crash’. A Law and Economics Seminar


  • 09/07/2009
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'Law, Free Markets and the Crash'

A Law and Economics Seminar

Thursday, 9th July 2009

2 Lord North Street


London SW1


1:00pm Lunch

1:40pm Opening of seminar

Dr Cento Veljanovski, IEA Fellow in Law & Economics and Managing Partner, Case Associates

1:45pm 'The legal foundations of free markets – why general principles hold good after the crash'


Dr Stephen Copp, Associate Professor, The Business School, Bournemouth University

2:15pm – 3:15pm 'The contribution of governments to the crash'


'How Governments Failed Markets' (Prof Geoffrey Wood, Professor of Economics, Cass Business School, City University)

'Macro-Prudence and Micro-Laws' (Prof Joanna Gray, Professor of Financial Regulation, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University)

'Why Iceland Failed but Jersey Didn’t' (Richard Teather, Associate Senior Lecturer, The Business School, Bournemouth University)

Chair: Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

3:15pm – 3:45pm Tea

3:45pm – 4.45pm 'The rule of law, the role of regulation and market discipline'


'Law and Liberty or Regulation?' (Prof Philip Booth Editorial & Programme Director, IEA and Professor of Insurance & Risk Management, Cass Business School, City University)

'Who needs ‘Good’ Corporate Governance?' (Dr Stephen Copp)

'Competition Law in the Crunch' (Dr Cento Veljanovski)

Chair: Anthony Ogus, Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester

4:45pm Close of seminar by Dr Stephen Copp

Attendance at this event is free but registration is required to guarantee a place. To register, please e-mail your acceptance only to IEA Reception:

For further information on this seminar, please contact Dr Stephen Copp, Associate Professor, The Business School, Bournemouth University, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5BB (e-mail

See Also:

Economic Principles of Law by Cento Veljanovski

The Legal Foundations of Free Markets Edited by Stephen F Copp