Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Gero Dolezalek (Aberdeen), Florian Becker (Aberdeen), Gerald Schaefer (Aberystwyth), Anton Schütz (Birkbeck), Martin Borowski (Birmingham), Martin Kretschmer (Bournmouth), Nina Boeger (Bristol), Holger Sutschet (Brunel), Markus Gehring (Cambridge), Jens Scherpe (Cambridge), Katrin Mueller-Johnson (Cambridge), Friedrich Lösel (Cambridge), Beke Zwingmann (Cardiff), Judith Rauhofer (Central Lancashire), Michael Bohlander (Durham), Robert Schuetze (Durham), Thomas Wälde (Dundee), Mathias Siems (East Anglia), Burkhard Schäfer (Edinburgh), Daniel Augenstein (Edinburgh), Sabine Michalowski (Essex), Renate Gertz (Glasgow), Martina Künnecke (Hull), Michael Schillig (King’s London), Carsten Gerner-Beuerle (King’s, London), Alexander Türk (King’s, London), Oliver Gerstenberg (Leeds), Dagmar Schiek (Leeds), Christopher Bisping (Leicester), Sirko Harder (Leicester), Florian Hoffmann (LSE), Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE), Annette Nordhausen (Manchester), Ann Richter (Manchester), Simone Schnitzer (Northumbria), Thomas Krebs (Oxford), Stefan Vogenauer (Oxford), Katja Ziegler (Oxford), Wolf-Georg Ringe (Oxford), Kai Moller (Oxford), Stefan Talmon (Oxford), Bettina Lange (Oxford), Julia Hörnle (Queen Mary, London), Guido Westkamp (Queen Mary, London), Anne Thies (Reading), Regina Asariotis (Southhampton), Werner Menski (SOAS, London), Alexander Fischer (SOAS, London), Andreas Rühmkorf (Sheffield), Regina Rauxloh (Surrey), Yuri Borgmann-Prebil (Sussex), Volker Roeben (Swansea), Carsten Stahn (Swansea), Jörg Fedtke (UCL), Tobias Lock (UCL), Florian Wagner-von-Papp (UCL), Ralf Rogowski (Warwick), Maren Heidemann (Westminster), Stefan Echelmaier (York). And, as a footnote, a few Austrians: Dieter Pesendorfer (Queen’s, Belfast), Christoph Kletzer (King’s, London), Eva Micheler (LSE), Andreas Rahmatian (Leicester) and two German working in the Republic of Ireland Gernot Biehler (Trinity, Dublin), Ferdinand, Prince von Lippe (Trinity, Dublin).
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Notes: The absolute figures are: UEA 16, 7, 3 and 1 and Oxford 45, 10, 19 and 3.
For German academic lawyers at UK law schools see already here.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
- Do we need deposit guarantee schemes that provide comprehensive and internationally uniform protection?
- If we underestimated the risks of banking, do we need “Basel III”?
- Instead of ad-hoc government bail outs, would it be better to re-draft bank insolvency law (ie provide general rules)?
- Do we need a global banking supervisor? Or at least a European one (which may derive from CEBS)?
- Have central banks done a good job? In a severe financial crisis, may their independence be restricted?
- Why do credit rating agencies always get it wrong? (and what can we do about it?)
- Do we need stricter rules on consumer credit and home loans? And, if yes, what should be their main aim – individual consumer protection or prevent bubbles?
- Does it matter whether government rescue schemes are based on equity or debt participation? How should governments use their influence?
- Do state aid rules still play any role? Or does the ECJ case law on “golden shares”?
- Given the fact that even developed countries may now get close to insolvency (Iceland), do we now really need an international state insolvency law?
- Would good corporate governance have prevented the financial crisis? (more shareholder power; lower executive pay?)
- How do we ensure that the distortions to competition (state ownership; "too big to fail institutions") are only temporary?
- Or, is it useful if government run saving banks (“Sparkassen”) keep most retail deposits?
- And does the financial crisis show that government run pension schemes may be preferable?
- Was short selling partly responsible for the crisis? Should it be regulated?
- Do securitisation and “fancy financial instruments” need stricter regulation?
- Which countries have suffered most? Is it related to distinctions between open and closed market economies (or different legal families)?
- Has anyone benefited from the crisis - apart from academics who now have a bunch of topics to write about...?
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
But the second one, searching for “University of East Anglia”, shows a different trend:
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
- "unsolved mathematical problems
- complex constructions
- Foreign countries, in particular their religious, media-related and political structures; in particular the Orient, South Africa, East Asia, India
- also extinct cultures: Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas à the process and development of civilisations (archaeology)
- Mystical old-German poems – aphorisms – concise short stories – language theoretic and language evolving systems
- Surrealistic paintings (ie with intentions), 1000 masterpieces
- History = everything else
- Rationalistic philosophy of the world religions
- Law: foundations, criminal law, international law, legal history
- Astronomy: in particular the „eternity“ and its consequences
- Latin, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Ancient Greek
- Computer: – graphics , – programming languages – visions, innovations, cyberspace – games/theoretical considerations – internals "
Since I don’t recall writing this list, I am slightly puzzled about a number of these items: some of them sound pretty cryptic and others pretty geeky (and the “beach boy picture” above is definitely misleading). Still, I am not unhappy with “my past I”: I had a broad range of interests. And I am also satisfied that I managed to return to some of these topics in recent years.