The Code of Capital:
Katharina Pistor's new book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality is a major intervention about the nature of modern capitalism. Pistor argues for the central role of the law in shaping the distribution of wealth and makes a compelling case that it is law that creates capital itself. She will be in conversation with Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po.).
Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her work spans comparative law and corporate governance, law and finance, and law and development. She is the co-recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science. She lives in New York.
Matthias Thiemann is Assistant Professor for European Public Policy at Sciences Po and author of a recent study on the growth of shadow banking.
Mark Mazower is Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination and Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University.