The Regulation of Finance in Europe after the Euro Crisis

Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 12:30 pm
Room 023, Robertson Hall
Princeton faculty and students
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
PIIRS European Crisis Group
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Paul Sarbanes ’54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service

Matthias Thiemann is a sociologist, with close affinities to political economy. On the one hand, he is analyzing the attempts of financial regulators in Europe and the US to control the risk taking behavior of agents in the financial industry, an attempt complicated by the fact that these agentsgain from evading such control. On the other hand, Matthias Thiemann is investigating post-crisis regulatory changes in the US asking why certain ideas that gained prominence post-crisis are translated into policy tools, while others are eschewed by policy makers. Methodologically, he is drawing on expert interviews and document analysis, but also citation network analysis and topic modeling.