November 10 Wednesday

Consumer Financial Services and Inequality - Transatlantic Seminar

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The Public
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Over the past few decades, financial services have been one of the most socially sensitive parts of the consumer economy on both sides of the Atlantic. The 2008 financial crisis and turbulences that followed revealed deep dysfunctionalities of consumer financial markets. Notably, these markets turned out to be highly susceptible to further exploitation and deepening of social and economic inequality. The Seminar will attempt to diagnose these problems from both the European and the US perspectives and try to unwrap the potential of law in remedying inequality in consumer finance.

Discussing the topic of consumer financial services and inequality will be:
Mehrsa Baradaran (University of California Irvine)
Olha Cherednychenko (University of Groningen)
Juliane Kokott (Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union)
Rory van Loo (Boston University)

Moderation: Bertram Lomfeld (Freie Universität Berlin)

About the Seminar series: The Transatlantic Seminar on Consumer Law, Technology, and Inequality sets forth to analyze the intersections of digitalization and growing socioeconomic inequalities. The seminar seeks to create a space for sharing knowledge, ideas, and experience across geographic and professional boundaries, with a special emphasis on bringing US and European scholars, policy-makers, and social activists together. Each session will combine speakers who rarely appear together but share interests at the intersections of law, economics, and society.

Registration via the link on the event website is required.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for Private Law - Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg - Jagiellonian University in Krakow - Freie Universität Berlin - European University Institute


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