Welcome!

To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

WINIR Symposium on Property Rights

WINIR is currently accepting calls for abstracts to present at its second annual symposium.
Please see the details below or in the link to submit an abstract.

Second WINIR Symposium

4-6 April 2016

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK



Property rights are a central institutional feature of all politico-economic systems where markets play a major role, and a key item of political controversy between liberal and socialist positions. The role of property rights in matters ranging from interpersonal exchange and power to innovation and economic development  is debated across several academic disciplines, including economics, history, law, philosophy, politics and sociology. The growing importance of intellectual and other intangible property in modern capitalism has further provoked important ongoing theoretical and policy discussions, part of which revolve around the very meaning of property as opposed to possession.

Bringing together internationally leading institutional researchers from several disciplines, the WINIR Symposium on Property Rights, hosted by Bristol University's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, will address these and other related issues.

The Symposium will open in the afternoon of Monday 4 April and end in the afternoon of Wednesday 6 April.

Keynotes lectures, representing three academic disciplines, will be given by:
Benito Arruñada (Pompeu Fabra University, economics)
Gunnar Heinsohn (University of Bremen, sociology)
Larissa Katz (University of Toronto, law)

Abstract submissions from any discipline are welcome.

Submissions will be evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee, currently composed of: Peter Boettke (George Mason University, economics), Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge, law), Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, economics), Timur Kuran (Duke University, economics), Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki, philosophy), Katharina Pistor (Columbia University, law), Sven Steinmo (European University Institute, politics), Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute Cologne, sociology).

In accordance with WINIR policy, all symposium participants must be members of WINIR.

Please note the following important dates:
31 Dec 2015Abstract submission deadline14 Mar 2016Registration deadline for accepted authors
21 Jan 2016Notification of acceptance15 Mar 2016Non-registered authors removed from programme
22 Jan 2016Registration opens31 Mar 2016Registration deadline for non-presenters
15 Feb 2016Early registration deadline1 Apr 2016Full paper submission deadline

The symposium organising committee includes: Francesca Gagliardi (f.gagliardi@herts.ac.uk), David Gindis (d.gindis@herts.ac.uk), Jeremy Green (jeremy.green@bristol.ac.uk), Tilman Hartley (tilman.hartley@bristol.ac.uk), Geoff Hodgson (g.m.hodgson@herts.ac.uk), Paddy Ireland (paddy.ireland@bristol.ac.uk) and Gregory Schwartz (gregory.schwartz@bristol.ac.uk).