Ban Speaks at Conference on Hierarchies of Money


Cornel BanAssistant Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, presented at a recent conference on the hierarchies of money and shadow banking.

The conference, entitled “The Hierarchy of Money,” was held at Columbia University on October 14, 2016.

Ban’s presentation, which he delivered with Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation Katharina Pistor, was entitled “Governance Implications.”

Other speakers at the conference included Cornell University Professor Jonathan Kirschner, Professor of History at cAdam Tooze and Associate Professor at University of the West of England Daniela Gabor.

Ban recently published a book with Oxford University Press entitled Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes LocalRuling Ideas challenges conventional explanations of the global diffusion of neoliberalism and emphasizes the agency of local translators. Ban theorizes and empirically tests for the first time the mechanisms that make neoliberal ideas become more radicalized in some countries and more moderate in others and examines how neoliberal hybrids survive crises.

He discussed Ruling Ideas at the first installment of the the 2016 Pardee School Faculty Book Talk Series.