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Multidisciplinary Research Workshops 2013-2014

The aim of the Multidisciplinary Research Workshops (MRW) is to enhance multidisciplinary understanding between the disciplines present in the programme through participative workshops showing either how some new advances in a particular discipline can be of interest to other social sciences of humanities, or how different disciplines contribute to a better understanding of relevant issue. 

The workshops are organized by MWP in the 1st term and each Academic Practice Group will be responsible for one MRW during the 2nd and 3rd term. The sessions are based on input from an outside speaker, fellow or EUI faculty.

These normally two-hour sessions are open to the EUI community.

MRWs are hold on the 1st Wednesday of the month usually between 11.00-13.00, in the MWP Common Room, Badia Fiesolana


The last Multidisciplinary Research Workshop for the current year was:

"Financial Stability in Europe"
30 April 2014, 10.00-13.00
MWP Common Room, Badia Fiesolana


 In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) was implemented as the institutional framework of European financial supervision trying to regain and ensure financial stability in achieving the common internal market. 
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), constituting the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and a European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) were given the authority to converge the different supervisory and regulatory approaches to financial institutions of the EU member states. The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) under the responsibility of the European Central Bank (ECB) complements the framework. 
The framework was further developed with the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) whereas the ECB assumes responsibility for specific supervisory and regulatory tasks for SIFIs in the EU to establish an integrated banking union with a "single rulebook in the form of capital requirements,...harmonised deposit protection schemes...and a single European recovery and resolution framework." 
The transfer of member states' competence and discretion in supervising and regulating financial institutions to a European Authority could be problematic, not only in legal terms but also politically. The supervisory and regulatory activity of the EU in harmonising national laws and limiting fragmentation of financial markets could expose a further risk, deepening the Eurozone crisis even more in the case the new regulatory structure is not flexible enough to adapt and implement economic policy measures to the constantly changing environment. 
The aim of this workshop would be to shed greater light on the likely consequences and possible disputes between member states that the new European regulatory and supervisory authorities could bring. 

Speakers include Tim Thompson (Partner, Deloitte, UK), Prof.Ignacio Tirado (University of Madrid/Worldbank), Prof. Adrienne Heritier (EUI) and Prof. Youssef Cassis (EUI).

Organizer: LAW Academic Practice Group

Contatct: Annika Wolf


Read the abstracts of previous Multidisciplinary Research Workshops in this academic year.

All Multidisciplinary Research Workshops 2013-2014:

  • 16 October 2013, 11.00-13.00

"Methodologies of Norms, Norms of Methodologies"   
Organizers: Gregorio Bettiza (SPS), Thomas Beukers (LAW), Jesper Rüdiger (ECO)

  •  13 November 2013, 11.00-13.00

"Income Tax: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Politics of Representation"
Organizers: Charles Brendon (MWF), Michael Donnelly (MWF), Simon Jackson (JMF)

  • 29 January 2014, 11.00-13.00

"Methods in the Social Sciences"
Organizer: Martin Dumav (ECO) 

  • 5 March 2014, 11.00-13.00

"Wars, War Crimes, and Their Consequences"Organizers: HEC Academic Practice Group. Contact: Ludivine Broch (HEC)

  • 12 March 2014, 14.00-18.00

"Lost in a Sea of White Male Faces': A Round Table on the Glass Ceiling in Academia"
Joint Workshop MWP, HEC Department, GRaSe Working Group, Law, RSCAS

  • 30 April 2014, 10.00-13.00

"Financial Stability in Europe"
Organizer: LAW Academic Practice Group, Contact: Annika Wolf

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