Monday, September 22, 2014

Conference: “History of Law and Business Organizations”

A conference on "The History of Law and Business Organization" will be held at the Harvard Business School on November 21-22, 2014. The meeting is sponsored jointly by the Business History Initiative, the Economic History Seminar at Harvard University, and the Program in Economic History at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. According to the conference statement:
It brings together leading scholars to advance the study of the intersection of law and business organization. The conference explores the consequences of underlying legal structures for business and economic development. The key topics for discussion will revolve around the type of legal form that is most conducive to economic development (i.e., the corporation versus alternative forms like the partnership or intermediate forms like the private limited liability structure). The conference papers will consider the significance of the Anglo-American common-law tradition versus code-based legal systems.
The program is available here. Graduate students and faculty from any university are welcome to attend, but registration is required. For lodging and travel information, please see the conference website. Questions may be directed to Linda Cornell at lcornell@hbs.edu.