Conference examines innovation in governance of development finance

NYU Law’s Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) and the Schumpeter Research Group at the University of Giessen jointly convened a conference at the Law School last week titled “Innovation in Governance of Development Finance: Causes, Consequences and the Role of Law.” Topics examined included the conditions under which effective innovations in development finance emerge and flourish, the role law and public policy play in creating those conditions, and the pathologies or pitfalls of such innovations and how they can be avoided. The conference was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, the IILJ, and NYU Law.

Participants included representatives from the Overseas Development Institute, the World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. NYU Law co-hosts for the event were Kevin Davis, Vice Dean and Beller Family Professor of Business Law, and Benedict Kingsbury, IILJ director and Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law. NYU Law students Maninder Malli (LL.M. '13), Rivana Mezaya (LL.M. '13) and May Miller-Dawkins (LL.M. '13) served as rapporteurs.

Posted on April 16, 2013