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"Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond": Professor Rachel Epstein, University of Denver
MaxPo SCOOPS Seminar Series

Monday, October 22nd, 2018, *14:30-16:30* (Please note new time!)
Location: Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'Université 75007 Paris

Discussant: Matthias Thiemann, CEE, Sciences Po

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Rachel Epstein is Professor of International Relations and European Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. She is also the Associate Dean for Research there, and Co-Director of the PhD Program. She is the author of In Pursuit of Liberalism: International Institutions in Postcommunist Europe (Johns Hopkins 2008) and Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond (Oxford, 2017). She has published widely on security, finance, and international organizations. Epstein has been a co-editor at the Review of International Political Economy since 2017 and is the Program Co-Chair for the European Union Studies Association meeting, which will take place in Denver in May 2019.
Matthias Thiemann is a sociologist with close affinities to political economy. On the one hand, he analyzes the attempts of financial regulators in Europe and the US to control the risk-taking behavior of agents in the financial industry, an attempt complicated by the fact that these agents gain from evading such control. On the other hand, Thiemann investigates post-crisis regulatory changes in the U.S., asking why certain ideas that gained prominence post-crisis are translated into policy tools, while others are eschewed by policy-makers. Methodologically, he draws on expert interviews and document analysis, but also citation network analysis and topic modeling.
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