Reading group – 10th session De 2021-02-19 a 2021-02-19
Zoom, 16h (GMT time)
The 10th session of the reading group of the PREDPOD project will take place on February 19 2021 at 4pm. In this session the following article will be discussed: Hockett, Robert. “Open labor market operations”. Challenge 63:6 (2019). Robert Hockett, our invited speaker, will make a brief presentation of the main ideas of his paper which will be followed by a reply by Alan Thomas and a debate with the participants.
Robert Hockett (speaker): Robert Hockett joined the Cornell Law Faculty in 2004. His principal teaching, research, and writing interests lie in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics in both their positive and normative, as well as their national and transnational, dimensions. His guiding concern in these fields is with the legal and institutional prerequisites to a just, prosperous, and sustainable economic order.
A Fellow of the Century Foundation and regular commissioned author for the New America Foundation, Hockett also does regular consulting work for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the 'Occupy' Cooperative, and a number of federal and state legislators and local governments.
Prior to doing his doctoral work and entering academe, he worked for the International Monetary Fund and clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Alan Thomas (discussant): Professor Alan Thomas began his professional career in Philosophy as a lecturer at King’s College, London, between 1993 and 1998. Following this he moved to the University of Kent to take a position as senior lecturer there. In 2007 he was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia and in 2010 he held the position of Fellow of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. Between 2010 and 2016 he was Professor of Ethics at Tilburg University. During that time he also held a visiting fellowship at the Australian National University (2015) and a visiting research professor position at St. Louis University (also 2015). In 2016 he came to York to be Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department.