On the 6 – 8 October Poul F. Kjaer attended the conference ‘Conflicts-Law Constitutionalism v. Authoritarian Managerialism’ organised by Professor Christian Joerges in Loccum, Germany. In his intervention at the conference Kjaer developed a long term historical perspective on Europe’s current crisis. Reaching back to the time of the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars he emphasised the breakdown of the distinction between the public and private spheres of society as a central cause of societal crises as well as the function of law and intermediary institutions in maintaining the public/private distinction. A particular emphasis was given to the parallels between the breakdown of the Weimar republic in the inter-war period and the on-going crises in Southern Europe.
On the 12th October 2017 Dzmitry Bartalevich successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Do Economic Theories Inform Policy? Analysis of the Chicago School on European Union Competition Policy”.