Newsletter 6 Autumn 2013

Peace, Justice, and Belligerence in Colombia: Much Room for Thought

 By Pablo Kalmanowitz, Max Weber Fellow, LAW, 2013-2014 n October of 2012, representatives of the Colombian government and of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) met in Oslo to officially begin peace negotiations. If successful, they will end one of the oldest armed conflicts in the world. The last peace negotiations with the FARC ended […]

A Historical Take on Sovereign Default

    By Hassan Malik, Max Weber Fellow, HEC, 2013-2014   Recent events in the Eurozone have brought the issue of sovereign default back into the spotlight. Yet, in spite of recent commentary in the financial press claiming last spring’s Greek default was the largest ever, the default and repudiation by the Bolshevik government of debts […]

Fiscal Consolidation in the Presence of Tax Evasion and Corruption

By Eugenia Vella, Max Weber Fellow, ECO, 2013-2014 The path of economic recovery from the recent global recession has been rather slow and fragile. Growth in advanced economies has been throttled by mounting government debt and the financial crisis has turned into a fiscal one. In the aftermath of this crisis, policymaking has mainly focused […]

Multidisciplinary Research Workshop, 13 November 2013, Common Room, Badia

 “Income Tax: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Politics of Representation”      The Max Weber Fellows organize a multidisciplinary workshop titled “Income Tax: a Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Politics of Representation” to discuss how representations and analysis of income taxation are generated, disseminated and entrenched politically, eventually becoming ‘common sense’ or contested heresy. Invited speakers […]

Max Weber Lecture by Martin Hellwig, 27 November 2013, 17.00, Refettorio, Badia

“Quo Vadis Europe? Banks, Sovereigns, and the Crisis”   Martin Hellwig will give the Max Weber Lecture in November  titled “Quo Vadis Europe? Banks, Sovereigns, and the Crisis”. Martin Hellwig was appointed Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, and Professor of Economics, University of Bonn (Courtesy Appointment) in 2004. He holds a […]