From Chattels to Bit-Coins: How Money changed through times.Is the Europeam Union managing the challenges ahead?

Siena, Italy

22-24 October 2015

Within the framework of the Jean Monnet Teaching Module on "The Europeanisation of the Payment System", the Department of Business and Law of the University of Siena has the pleasure of inviting international academics and professionals working in the field of payment systems to submit proposals for papers. The participation of Ph.D. and tenure track scholars is particularly welcome.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in the fields of law, political economics, economics, sociology, management, cultural studies, anthropology or any other discipline seeking to engage seriously with the questions posed:

  • The historical development of money;

  • The historical development and the challenges ahead of the oversight of payment systems in the European Union;

  • The EU-based harmonisation process for payment services: credit transfers, direct debits, card payments, e-money and m-payments;

  • The monetary policy and the financial stability policy in the European central banking system;

  • Competition and regulation in the harmonization process for payment services;

  • EU-based harmonisation process for payment services: comparing the role of stakeholders and the role of institutional policy-makers in the regulatory process;

  • Main features and operative aspects of m-payments and bit-coins;

  • The European citizens and the attitude to Internet-based money and on-line payments;

  • Electronification process of money and data protection issues;

  • Electronification process of money vs anti-laundering risk.

The event is a three-day workshop to be held at the University of Siena from 22nd to 24th October, 2015. The workshop will be held in English and no translation services will be provided.

Submission procedure: please, send your abstract of max. 300 words by 30th March 2015 together with a short C.V. to the following address: The selected authors will be informed by 30th  April. The full paper is required by the end of September.

Those giving papers will be provided with accommodation (up to three nights) for the duration of the workshop.

The selected papers will be published, subject to a blind peer-review process,  in a special issue of "Ianus", the review of the Business and Law Department. Some of them may be published in a research handbook.

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