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Summary by Claire Hsiang Marx
In December 2016, Meridian 180 held a forum on Global Data Governance, led by Fleur Johns, Professor of Law at University of New South Wales, Australia, and Sung-in Jun, Professor of Economics at Hongik University. Prompted in part by recent scandals in the United States surrounding the hacking and release of email data, Johns and Jun urged Meridian 180 members to think widely about the issues and implications of how to govern data, as well as how data governs individuals and systems. The forum generated a wide exchange of ideas from a diverse group of economists, sociologists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and legal experts from Australia, China, Korea, the U.S. and Latin America. This summary provides a brief overview of insights provided by contributors. (Read more)
Recent Book Reviews
Odette Lienau: Rethinking Sovereign Debt--Politics, Reputation, and Legitimacy in Modern Finance
Book Review by Kotoe Oshima
The sovereign debt continuity model is a relatively recent phenomenon, whereas odious debt, debt repudiation and other flexible repayment plans historically dominated financial practices. (Read more)