The Mathematical Philosophy of Law and Finance, ‎A Categorification of Financial Instruments for the Socio-Economic Good

The Mathematical Philosophy of Law and Finance, ‎A Categorification of Financial Instruments for the Socio-Economic Good
Date
02 Nov 2017, 18:00 to 02 Nov 2017, 20:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

Speaker: Joe Tanega, Reader in Law, University of Westminster School of Law

The Mathematical Philosophy of Law and Finance takes up the challenge to provide a simple but rigorous fundamental conceptual and structural theory focused on the interactions between legal and financial practitioners for the production of financial instruments. The theory is based on the mathematical formalism of category theory which has been applied to a wide variety of disciplines including computer science, physics, biology, neuroscience, sociology, psychology and music. The lecture will introduce how category theory can be flexibly applied to fundamental principles and theories of law and finance and across a broad range of phenomena including credit ratings, financial derivatives, shadow banking supply chains, risk models, complex financial regulations and financial crises. The theory also affords theoreticians and practitioners a way of communicating complex results in simple diagrammatic forms to a broad scientific and socio-scientific audience. Thus, the lecture should be of interest to lawyers, financiers, investors, as well as to computer scientists, mathematicians and business students.

BOOKING: This event is free but advance booking is required.

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