Greening the Economy: Gimmick or Game Changer

Erasmus School of Law kindly invites you to attend the first keynote of the Piet Sanders Lecture Series. On 4 November 2021, Katharina Pistor, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law and director of the Centre on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School, will give the keynote speech: Greening the Economy: Gimmick or Game Changer.

With this keynote Erasmus School of Law pays tribute to the honorary doctorate Katharina Pistor received from Erasmus University Rotterdam last year, in recognition of her pioneering multidisciplinary research on the relationship and interaction between finance, financial markets, and law. 

About Prof. Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor is an extraordinary bridge-builder between the legal and economic disciplines. Her theory on law and finance has revolutionised the way in which finance and financial market regulation have to be understood. In her work she also makes the vital point that even in the age of globalisation, politics and law can shape our economies and make them more purposeful when it comes to the creation and distribution of wealth and the promotion of equality; issues that are also at the core of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In her keynote, Pistor will argue to shed some of the core features of capitalism and to transform it into a system for organising the economy that is more likely to secure this planet for most of its inhabitants in the long term. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion and an interactive Q&A session with the audience. 

Strong link with research profile of Erasmus School of Law

Katharina Pistor’s interdisciplinary approach to the fields of law and of economics resonates well with the research profile of Erasmus School of Law and its interdisciplinary and inter-university research groups among others focusing on The Rebalancing of Public and Private Interests, Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity, Legal Empirical Studies, and, more broadly Law and Economics. Together with Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus School of Law has initiated the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance, an international research network.

The lecture will take place on 4 November 2021 (15.30 to 17.45 hrs) in CB-05 (Theil building). You can find additional information about the lecture here and you can register via our web form.


Katharina Pistor, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School

More information

Please contact Ronald de Groot, Communications Officer at Erasmus School of Law, via or +31 6 53 641 846.

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