We are LawFin

The Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance is the first interdisciplinary economics and jurisprudential research group in Germany funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)). We bring together scholars from around the world from both fields and related disciplines who share the common view that intense interdisciplinary collaboration carries tremendous potential for widening our understanding of the interdependency of law and finance.




3-6 April 2022
15th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation 2022
Call for Papers (submission deadline 29 October 2021)

27-29 March 2022
9th HEC-McGill Winter Finance Workshop - Special Edition with Goethe University
Call for Papers (submission deadline 30 October 2021)

25 October 2021
LawFin Seminar (2:15 – 3:30 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Jannis Bischof, University of Mannheim

11 October 2021
"Noisy Factors"
LawFin Seminar (2:15 – 3:30 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Pat Akey, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

04 October 2021
"Heterogeneous Labor Market Effects of Monetary Policy"
LawFin Seminar (3:00 – 4:15 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Michael Weber, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

28 September 2021
Eighth Brussels EU/UK Dinner Discussion of the Representation of Hessen to the EU and the Association of German Banks, with introductory note by LawFin Director Prof. Dr. Tobias Troeger

27 September 2021
"The Carrot and the Stick: Bank Bailouts and the Disciplining Role of Board Appointments"
LawFin Seminar (2:15 – 3:30 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Vincenzo Pezone, Goethe University – Leibniz Institute SAFE

13 September 2021
"From Exit to Control: The Structural Power Of Finance Under Asset Manager Capitalism"
LawFin Seminar (2:15 – 3:30 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Benjamin Braun, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

06 September 2021
"Investor-led Sustainability in Corporate Governance"
LawFin Seminar (2:15 – 3:30 PM CET; Zoom) – Speaker: Wolf-Georg Ringe, University of Hamburg and Oxford

Elsa Massoc’s article "Having banks ‘play along’: state-bank coordination and state-guaranteed credit programs during the COVID-19 crisis in France and Germany" featured on JEPP Online blog