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Cryptocurrency logos Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022

Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.

Charles Randell in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022

The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022

On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.

Skyscrapers in the Singapore financial district Professor Rosa Lastra invited to be a Member of a UNIDROIT Working Group
10 March 2022

The Working Group is part of an International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) project on Bank Insolvency.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background The International Architecture for Sovereign Debt Restructuring
9 February 2022

The Sovereign Debt Forum (SDF) was part of the IMF-African Training Institute Course "Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring (DSDR)”, which took place from 31 January - 3 February 2022.

Image of Frankfurt's Green Bridge with the European Central Bank building in the background Professor Rosa Lastra pens paper on communication in monetary policy
1 February 2022

Professor Lastra has been invited to discuss her paper at the Preparatory Meeting of the Monetary Dialogue between the European Parliament and the European Central Bank.

Queen Mary University of London and the University of Florence have joined forces once again to host a new and updated online Executive Course on Alternative Investments following the latest market trends but also considering the current opportunities in a distressed market in a post pandemic era. Alternative Investments Executive Course relaunched with new post-pandemic developments
26 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London and the University of Florence have joined forces once again to host a new and updated online Executive Course on Alternative Investments following the latest market trends but also considering the current opportunities in a distressed market in a post pandemic era.

Professor Rosa Lastra chairing a zoom panel of the Fourth Macroeconomics Conference Fourth Macroeconomics Conference examined the role of law in establishing a macroeconomy for a post-pandemic world
9 December 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies co-hosted an online virtual conference on 27-28 October 2021 explored the connections between law and macroeconomics.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Lastra to be part of panel event on the role of Central Banks in dealing with environmental and social challenges
5 October 2021

The round table events is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Legal Aspects of Central Bank Digital Currency and Central Bank Money
2 December 2020

IMF, CCLS, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the Economic and Social Research Council will present working papers at a joint seminar, 3-4 December

View of London skyscrapers in Bank at sunset Letter: A partnership model is a way to restrain excessive risk-taking
30 June 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-written a letter in the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that policymakers have not focused on how to restrain excessive leverage

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Professor Rosa Lastra is Principle Investigator for Legal and Economic Conceptions of Money
16 June 2020

This project will reconsider the intersection between law and economics with an emphasis on the contribution that law can make to economic conceptions of money

EU flag ‘The ECB Mandate: Perspectives on Sustainability and Solidarity’
4 June 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-aurthored an article which analyses the ECB mandate in light of its primary objective of price stability along with its secondary objective to support the general economic policies in the Union (Article 127 TFEU)

Should private sector debt relief be part of the Exit Strategy?
19 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra and Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal took part in an online Private Debt Workshop

Professor Rosa Lastra profile image Lockdown is exposing the folly of reckless financial strategies
7 May 2020

Research on pension funds by Professor Rosa Lastra featured in Financial Times

Equity finance: matching liability to power
5 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-authored a new article which questions the wisdom of limited liability for all equity holders in the case of banks and systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs)

Lee Buchheit profile image in black and white Visiting Professorial Fellow Lee Buchheit discusses sovereign debt with Stephen Cole
10 December 2019

Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, and founding member of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Lee Buchheit is interviewed by Stephen Cole on The Agenda on sovereign debt.

Prof Rosa Lastra and panelists at the Matching liability to power for the CSFI event Matching liability to power: A proposal for a two-tier equity structure for banks and SIFIs
28 November 2019

Professor Rosa Lastra discusses her upcoming paper with Professor Charles Goodhart for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

Panelists at the Sovereign Debt Forum Sovereign Debt Forum
13 November 2019

Queen Mary collaborates with Georgetown and Duke to address debt distress

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