Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference 2018

Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference 2018 – Register now!

The PhD in Law Association Rotterdam (PILAR) organizes the Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference to be held on 11, 12 and 13 April 2018. The Conference is supported by Erasmus School of Law (ESL), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Faculty of Philosophy (FW) and the Erasmus Trustfund of the Erasmus University Rotterdam under the Erasmus Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’. The purpose of this conference is to create an innovative and interdisciplinary discussion forum and open a new dialogue among junior scholars from different disciplines. The theme of the conference is:

“New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities”

In recent years, globalized markets and new business models have raised questions on whether governments, regulators and entrepreneurs should reshape their approaches towards public and private governance. Technologies are changing rapidly, digital economies have emerged, and markets have become more integrated. These developments have been accompanied by increases in social inequality and financial turbulence. This framework calls for a reflection on innovative legal and non-legal approaches, and on the balance between public and private responsibilities.

This topic refers to the legal, economic and societal responses to challenges posed by globalized markets and their effect on social inclusion and sustainable growth. Yet, the concept “public and private responsibilities” should be considered broadly. It can relate to different kinds of doctrines, regulations and policies. The conference aims to bring together junior scholars to discuss strategies and international trends in public and private governance from an interdisciplinary perspective. The wide scope of the conference’s topic will trigger discussions in the fields of social science. The subsequent discussions will enable early-career academics to: (i) contribute with theoretical and/or empirical references; (ii) gather relevant case studies; and (iii) identify recent debates in academia, new trends and drawbacks in social science studies that have arisen with globalization.

Confirmed Key Note Speakers

Professor Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania & Erasmus School of Law

Jonathan Klick is a Professor of Law. His scholarship has been published in numerous peer-reviewed economics journals, including The Journal of economic Perspectives and The Journal of Law & Economics. He is currently one of the Editors of International Review of Law and Economics. He
teaches, among other courses, Law & Economics, Torts, and Corporations.

Mirian Kennet, Green Economics Institute and Oxford University

Miriam Kennet is an economist, Co-founder and CEO of the Green Economics Institute. She also founded and edits the International Journal of Green Economics, the first peer-reviewed international journal in the area. Having researched at Oxford University, Oxford Brookes and South Bank
University, she is a member of Mansfield College and the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. In October 2011, Kennet was nominated as one of One World Action’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Professor Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School

Katharina Pistor is a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions. She teaches, among other courses, Corporate Law and Finance, Corporations and Law and development.

    • 13:00 – 13:30

      Registration and Coffee

      Theil Building

      Ground Floor

      13:30 – 14:00

      Welcome and Introductory Remarks
      Prof. Dr. Klaus Heine, Director of the Erasmus Graduate School of Law

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      14:00 – 15:00

      Keynote Speaker
      Miriam Kennet, Green Economics Institute and Oxford University

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      15:00 – 15:30

      Coffee Break

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      15:30 – 16:30

      Keynote Speaker (e-lecture)
      Prof. Katharina Pistor, Columbia University

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      16:30 – 16:45

      Coffee Break

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      16:45 – 18:15

      Session 1 – Economic and Investment Law

      16:45 Eirini Kikarea, Cambridge University
      State Intervention in Market Economy through Public/Private Entities – Drawing a Line between Government Function and Commercial Acts in International Economic Law
      Discussant: Dr. Federica Violi

      17:15 Adriana Espés Pizarro, Hamburg University
      Is the glass half empty or half full? Rethinking Negative and Positive Listing in Trade in Services Agreements
      Discussant: Eva Eijkelenboom

      17:45 Cheng Bian, Erasmus University Rotterdam
      China and foreign direct investment – Implementing the sustainable development objective through bilateral investment treaties
      Discussant: Dr. Federica Violi

      Theil Building
      C1-4

      18:30 – 21:00

      Closing Drinks

      Erasmus Pavilion

    • 8:30 – 9:00

      Coffee

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      9:00 – 10:30

      Session 2 –  Corporate and Financial Law

      9:00 Diletta LenziUniversity of Trento
      Corporate Governance and the Risk of Environmental Damages
      Discussant: Dr. Lieselot Bisschop

      9:30 Edoardo MartinoErasmus University Rotterdam
      Financial covenants and bail-inable debt. Can the interplay between public regulation and private solutions build financial stability?
      Discussant: Dr. Maarten Verbrugh

      10:00 Asress GikaySant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
      A New Regulatory Approach to Financial Services using Digital Technology and Cryptocurrencies in the EU
      Discussant: Dr. Menelaos Markakis

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      10:30 – 11:00

      Coffee Break

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      11:00 – 12:30

      Session 3 – Corporate Social Responsibility

      11:00 Wei YinDurham University
      Sovereign Wealth Funds, Shareholder Activism and Socially Responsible Investing: The Impact on Corporate Governance and Sustainability
      Discussant: Prof. dr. Kleis Broekhuizen

      11:30 Mallika TamvadaUniversity of Essex
      From Corporate Social Responsibility to Accountability: An Integrated View for Designing Optimal Corporate Social Strategies
      Discussant: Dr. Chris Reinders Folmer

      12:00 Min Yan, Queen Mary University of London
      Corporate Social Responsibility vs Shareholder Wealth. Maximisation: from the lens of hard and soft law
      Discussant: Prof. dr. Kleis Broekhuizen

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      12:30 – 14:30

      Lunch and Poster Presentation*

      Erasmus Paviljoen

      14:30 – 15:30

      Keynote Speaker

      Prof. Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania and Erasmus University Rotterdam

      Theil Building
      C1-2

      15:30 – 17:00

      Session 4 –  Environmental and Energy Law

      15:30 Mariavittoria ZaccariaUniversity of Ferrara and KU Leuven
      Private responsibilities in the protection of the environment: how to involve SMEs in participatory regulations?
      Discussant:  Dr. Lieselot Bisschop

      16:00 Margarita Teresa Nieves Zárate, University of Groningen
      New modes of risk regulation for offshore oil and gas exploration and production in Norway and the UK
      Discussant: Dr. Jennifer Riter

      16:30 Irakli SamkharadzeFriedrich-Schiller University of Jena
      Europeanization of energy law and policy: The domestic impact beyond the current domain of the European Union
      Discussant: Dr. Anna Marhold

      Theil Building
      C1-2

      17:00 – 17:30

      Coffee Break

      Theil Building
      C1-2

      17:30 – 19:00

      Session 5 – ICT

      17:30 Katharina KaeslingUniversity of Bonn
      Privatizing Law Enforcement in Social Networks: A comparative model analysis
      Discussant: Dr. Alina Ontanu

      18:00 Joanna MazurUniversity of Warsaw
      Algorithms as Public Information: Right to Information in the Digital Dimension from the Perspective of European Law
      Discussant: Dr. Erlis Themeli

      18:30 Claudia QuelleTilburg University
      Who Is the Guardian of Our Privacy? Private Responsibility in Data Protection Law
      Discussant: Dr. Juan Salmeron

      Theil Building
      C1-2

      19:45

      Conference Dinner (Invitation Only)

      Fjord Eat & Drink

      Blaak 776

      *Poster Presentation Information

      Jury Best Poster: Dr. Lieselot Bisschop, Dr. Marijn van der Sluis, Dr. Jurgen Goossens

      List of Poster Presenters:

      Miaoqiang Dai, Pennsylvania State University – Data, Crowdsourcing, and Rules: Alibaba’s Platform Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

      Eva Erjavec, University of Ljubljana – Destruction of social fabric, public education and the integrated social mobility: Institutional and Social Challenges

      Magdalena Jaczewska, University of Warsaw – Strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing in the light of maintaining balance between public and private law

      Dimitrios Kafteranis, University of Luxembourg – Internal whistle-blowing: advantages and disadvantages in a globalised context

      Morshed Mannan, Leiden University – The Prospects and Pitfalls of ‘Tokenized’ Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): A Case Study of the Neufund

      Tiffany Putzeys, KU Leuven – Tackling occupational crime in the retail sector. An interplay between corporate security and public law enforcement

      Amit Zac, Erasmus University Rotterdam – Rethinking Redistribution Goals under Tort Liability: The Use of 'Tags' in Tort Law

      Yawen Zheng, University of Edinburgh – The Construction of a Comprehensive Investment Legal Framework for the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative

    • 8:30 – 9:00

      Coffee

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      9:00 – 11:00

      Session 6 – Current Challenges in Law

      9:00 Liam Wells, Erasmus University Rotterdam
      Planning for problems with Air BnB? A legal and economic analysis
      Discussant: Dr. Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

      9:30 Merel van de Poel, Erasmus University Rotterdam
      The Death of the Public-Private Law Divide
      Discussant: Dr. Jurgen Goossen

      10:00 Anne Lansink, Oxford University
      Technological Innovation and Animal Law: Does Dignity Do the Trick?
      Discussant: TBC

      10:30 Niccolò Galli, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
      Patent Aggregation: Quantitative Evidence and Taxonomy
      Discussant: Dr. Chris Reinders Folmer

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      11:00 – 11:30

      Coffee Break (Brunch)

      Theil Building

      Ground Floor

      11:30 – 13:00

      Session 7 – EU and International Law

      11:30 José Maria Reis, University of Hamburg
      Transparency Preferences and Information-Disclosures during International Negotiations: Evidence from EU-Third State International Agreements
      Discussant: Prof. dr. Klaus Heine

      12:00 Daniela Heerdt, Tilburg University
      Shared responsibility and accountability for human rights violations that occur in the context of delivering mega-sporting events
      Discussant: Dr. Chris Reinders Folmer

      12:30 Eva Kassoti, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
      Doing Business Right? Private Actors and the International Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories
      Discussant: Dr. Federica Violi

      Theil Building
      C2-1

      13:00 – 13:30

      Closing Session and Prize Announcements

      Prof. Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink, Vice Dean Erasmus School of Law

      Theil Building
      C2-1

Register now!

PILAR kindly invites you to participate in this Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference 2018. Participation in the conference is free for early-birds who register before the March 5, 2018. After this date, a registration fee of € 25,- is required. Registration and payment should be received by April 5 through the following link. The academic staff and students of EUR can register free of charge by sending an email at pilar@law.eur.nl. Should you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee at pilar@law.eur.nl