Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?

Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University, 18:00 to 20:30, Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis.

Corruption perpetrated by bankers and other financial players has been argued to lie at the root of the global financial crisis. But to what extent should behaviours and practices that have potentially disastrous consequences for the global economy be defined and treated as criminal? After the 2007-08 banking crash no one was found guilty of criminal activity, bringing into question how ‘financial crime’ should be defined and monitored in order to prevent future crises.

At present there is little if any accountability within banks and other financial companies to provide sufficient oversight from government regulators. If financial crime is itself a symptom of corruption within the financial sector, are new forms of regulation needed in order to develop an adequate response to damaging activities in finance? If so, how should they proceed?

Join us for a round table discussion with researchers from Durham University who specialise in law, history, government and complexity, to identify and better understand how, if at all, financial crime and corruption can be mitigated through regulation.

Confirmed Presenters:

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso (Law)

Professor Ranald Michie (History)

Dr Matthew Hollow (History)

Dr Or Raviv (SGIA)

Professor David Wall (SASS)

Dr Philip Garnett (Anthropology)

The event is free to attend and open to all, but as seating is limited you must register in advance. To register please send an email to ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk with your name and affiliation.

This event is organised by IHRR's Tipping Points project and the Global Policy journal based at Durham University. Contact ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information or for an event flyer please click here.

Please find the paper abstracts below:

IHRR-GP Event Financial Crime Abstracts.pdf

dialogues
keynotes
seminars
conferences
upcoming events
Past events
Beyond Gridlock - Thomas Hale and David Held Thursday, 5th October 2017

The world increasingly needs effective international cooperation...

more
Professor Michael Blake: Migration, Justice, and Mercy
Professor Michael Blake: Migration, Justice, and Mercy Wednesday, 15th June 2016

        Much recent work in the...

more
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Summer School
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Summer School Thursday, 1st June 2017

        The aim of this Summer School is to...

more
IHRR/DWD conference 2017
IHRR/DWD conference 2017 Tuesday, 19th September 2017 - Friday, 22nd September 2017

The Impact of Hazard, Risk and Disasters on Societies Confirmed...

more