Webinar: Does the global pandemic signal a paradigm shift in law and the economy?, 12th June 2020

Issued: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:12:00 BST

We are delighted to announce that the Corporate and Financial Law Research Group of the University of Glasgow and the School of Law of Edinburgh will be jointly organising a webinar on “Does the global pandemic signal a paradigm shift in law and the economy?”

The event will take place on 12th June 2020 9.15 -18.15 GMT+1 (British Summer Time). 


The global pandemic has prompted a series of unprecedented interventions by governments and regulatory agencies around the world. In the medium term Covid-19 might prove the watershed moment of this decade and beyond in a number of contexts. These include a re-orientation of economic and monetary policy, the future shape of financial markets, debt sustainability and preservation of financial stability, and the development of corporate governance norms to serve social growth and the green economy.

This full-day webinar will examine what these changes might bring. We specifically focus on the Covid-19 response in Europe (encompassing the eurozone, rest of the EU, and the UK). Eminent speakers and leading experts will consider the economic and legal aspects of the pandemic response, how these challenge today’s dominant paradigms in law and the economy, and their implications for the future.



Please register for this online conference via Zoom: 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The event will be recorded and recordings will be available after the event 

It will also be live-streamed to YouTube – please find the URL on our Twitter Page on the day of the eventhttps://twitter.com/UofGLaw_CFL

If you have further queries about the event or the registration process, please contact federica.agostini@glasgow.ac.uk. 



Welcome: 09.20 – 09.30

  • Peter Mathieson, Principal & Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
  • Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, University of Glasgow
  • Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, University of Edinburgh
  • John Tsoukalas, Head of Economics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow


Panel 1 – 09.30 – 11.00

Chair: Prof. John Tsoukalas

The pandemic response in the Eurozone – towards a fiscal union?


Panel 2 – 11.15 – 12.45

Chair: Prof. Emilios Avgouleas

Macro-financial aspects of the pandemic


Panel 3 - 13.30 - 15.00

Chair: Prof. Emilios Avgouleas

Re-shaping capital markets after the pandemic


Panel 4 – 15.15 – 16.45

Chair: Prof. Iain MacNeil

The legacy of the pandemic for corporate governance


Panel 5 – 17.00 - 18.00

Chair Iain MacNeil

Round-up and Reflections


Closing remarks – 18.00

Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.


Programme details