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Matthias Goldmann

Dr. iur., LL.M. (NYU), Senior Research Fellow

goldmann@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Legal Approaches to Globalization (Law of International Organizations; International Public Authority; Global Administrative Law); Legal and Political Theory; Law of Public Finance (Sovereign Debt; Financial Markets)

Academic Career:

2013-: Coordinator of the research group "The Exercise of International Public Authority", Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe University Frankfurt

2013: Dr. iur., Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law (thesis)

2011-: Senior Research Fellow at the Institute (with Prof. Dr. von Bogdandy)

2011: New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Legal Theory (Hans Kelsen Scholar)

2010: Second State Exam in Law (Land of Hesse)

2008-2009: Visiting fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence, and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University

2004-2011: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute (with Prof. Dr. von Bogdandy) 

2004: Legal Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Arusha, Tanzania)

2004: First State Exam in Law (Free State of Bavaria); Diploma in European Law (University of Würzburg) 

1998 - 2004: Studies in Law in Würzburg (Germany) and Fribourg (Switzerland)

News

Cover M. Goldmann

Matthias Goldmann, Internationale öffentliche Gewalt, Springer 2015. Check out the e-book version.

 

July 2015: Post on Verfassungsblog: Greek Sovereign Debt Restructuring does not Require Grexit! (in German)

29 April 2015: UNCTAD Roadmap and Guide on Sovereign Debt Workouts has appeared.

26 March 2015: cited by Bloomberg regarding Ukraine's debt restructuring http://bloom.bg/1BO30i8

February 2015: Hearing of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on EU administrative procedure - see my written submissions

Working Papers:

Principles in International Law as Rational Reconstructions. A Taxonomy. Available at SSRN.

Good Faith and Transparency in Sovereign Debt Workouts. Paper prepared for the UNCTAD Working Group on a Debt Workout Mechanism.

Necessity and Feasibility of a Standstill Rule for Sovereign Debt Workouts. Paper prepared for the UNCTAD Working Group on a Debt Workout Mechanism.

Human Rights and Sovereign Debt Workouts. Available at SSRN.

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law). Available at SSRN.

Stress Testing Stress Tests: Challenging the Authority of Indicators of Indicators. (Paper for VIII. GAL Conference, 14-15 June 2012, Rome. Draft, comments welcome.) Available at SSRN.

The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Prudential Regulation Through Public Reasoning. In: German Law Journal 13 (2012), forthcoming. Available at SSRN.


Blog Posts

July 2015: Post on Verfassungsblog: Greek Sovereign Debt Restructuring does not Require Grexit! (in German)

June 2015: Post on Verfassungsblog: Mutually Assured Destruction: The ECJ on the ECB's OMT Policy

November 2014: Post on Völkerrechtsblog discussing aesthetic and eschatological themes in Koskenniemi's FATU.

August 2014: Post on Verfassungsblog: Argentina in The Hague: Labor Pains of a Public Law for a Pluralistic World Society

May 2014: Post on Völkerrechtsblog regarding legal principles as rational reconstructions. Basically a short summary of the working paper (above).

February 2014: Post on Juwiss blog regarding the BVerfG's referral of the ECB's OMT program to the ECJ (in German).

February 2014: Post on SIDIBlog, the blog of the Società italiana di diritto internazionale, regarding the BVerfG's referral of the ECB's OMT program to the ECJ (in English).

Autumn 2012: The Diverging Rationalities of Public Finance and International Law: A Plea for a Deliberative Approach. ESIL Reflection vol. 1 no. 4 

Publications

Recent

  • Internationale öffentliche Gewalt. Handlungsformen internationaler Institutionen im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Band 251. Springer, Heidelberg, 2015, 636 + XXIX S. (e-book version here)
  • Les restructurations de dettes souveraines comme exercises de l'autorité publique internationale. Vers un droit décentralisé sur l'insolvabilité souveraine. In: La crise des dettes souveraines et le droit : approches croisées Canada-Europe, Geneviève Dufour, David Pavot (eds.). Lexis Nexis Canada, Québec 2014, 157-197 (zusammen mit Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Dogmatik als rationale Rekonstruktion: Versuch einer Metatheorie am Beispiel völkerrechtlicher Prinzipien. In: Der Staat 53/3, 373-399 (2014). http://ejournals.duncker-humblot.de/toc/staa/53/3
  • The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Public Reasoning. In: Democracy and Crisis. Democratizing Governance in the Twenty-First Century, Benjamin Isakhan, Steven Slaughter (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2014, 71-87. (see the entire volume)
  • Human Rights and Sovereign Debt Workouts. In: Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Jernej Letnar Cernic (eds.). Hart, Oxford 2014, 79-100.
  • Staatsverschuldung und Entwicklung. In: Entwicklung und Recht, Philipp Dann, Stefan Kadelbach (eds.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, 377-431.
  • Adjudicating Economics? Central Bank Independence and the Appropriate Standard of Judicial Review. In: German Law Journal 15, 265-280 (2014). PDF
  • Sovereign Debt Restructurings as Exercises of International Public Authority: Towards a Decentralized Sovereign Insolvency Law. In: Sovereign Financing and International Law, Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, 39-70 (zusammen mit Armin von Bogdandy).
  • On the Comparative Foundations of Principles in International Law: The Move towards Rules and Transparency in Fiscal Policy as Examples. In: Sovereign Financing and International Law, Carlos Espósito. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, 113-133.
  • Die Restrukturierung von Staatsschulden als Ausübung internationaler öffentlicher Gewalt: Zur Möglichkeit der inkrementellen Entwicklung eines Staateninsolvenzrechts. In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 73, 61-103 (2013) (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • The Financial Crisis, Democracy, and Global Justice: The View from Amartya Sen’s Theory of Public Reasoning. In: Estudos Avançados de Direitos Humanos: Democracia e Integração Jurídica: Emergênca de um novo Direito Público, Armin von Bogdandy, Flavia Piovesan, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi (eds.). Elsevier, Rio de Janeiro 2012, 55-73.
  • Taming and Framing Indicators: A Legal Reconstruction of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In: Governance by Indicators, Kevin E. Davis, Angelina Fisher, Benedict Kingsbury, Sally Engle Merry (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, 52-85 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Sovereign Debt Crises as Threats to the Peace: Restructuring under Chapter VII of the UN Charter? In: Goettingen Journal of International Law 4, 153-175 (2012). goldmann_gojil.pdf (PDF, 96.7 KB)
  • Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing: The View from Domestic Jurisdictions. A Comparative Survey for UNCTAD, 2012. Available on UNCTAD website.
  • We Need to Cut Off the Head of the King: Past, Present, and Future Approaches to International Soft Law. In: Leiden Journal of International Law 25, 335-368 (2012). goldmann_ljil.pdf (PDF, 207.2 KB)
  • Taming and Framing Indicators: A Legal Reconstruction of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In: Indicators as a Technique of Global Governance, Kevin Davis, Benedict Kingsbury, Sally Merry (eds.). OUP, Oxford 2012 (with Armin von Bogdandy).
  • Völkerrecht im innerstaatlichen Bereich (Public International Law in Domestic Legal Orders). Facultas/Nomos, Vienna/Baden-Baden, 2010, 216 p. (editor with Christina Binder, Claudia Fuchs, Thomas Kleinlein, Konrad Lachmayer)
  • The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions. Advancing International Institutional Law. Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Band 210. Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Band 210. Springer, Heidelberg, 2010, 1005 p. (editor with Armin von Bogdandy, Rüdiger Wolfrum, Jochen von Bernstorff, Philipp Dann)
  • Inside Relative Normativity: From Sources to Standard Instruments for the Exercise of International Public Authority. In: German Law Journal 9, 1865-1908 (2008). (full text PDF from journal homepage)

Further

Presentations

30 Jul 2015

The ECJ's OMT Judgment

Institute for New Economic Thinking (Young Scholars Initiative)

Webinar: http://pub.lucidpress.com/ecj-omt-webinar/

16 Jul 2015

Greece: The Case for a Debt Restructuring and Investment for Growth

Hellas' Zukunft? Greece and Europe after the Referendum http://dai-heidelberg.de/de/veranstaltungen/hellas-zunkunft-11515/

DAI Heidelberg. 20:00h.

30 Jun 2015

Monetary Policy and Financial Supervision in the Mandate of the ECB: Unity in Diversity?

Italian Banking and Financial Law in the Light of the European Banking and Capital Markets Unions

Università La Sapienza, Rome

04 Jun 2015

Monetary Policy and Financial Supervision in the Mandate of the ECB: Unity in Diversity?

Constitutional Challenges of the European Economic and Monetary Union – Italian and German Perspectives

Villa Vigoni

22 May 2015

An Empathetic Teacher: Public Law and Finance

Junior Keynote - Brussels Global Law Week

Université Libre de Bruxelles

31 Mar 2015

Sovereign Debt Workouts - The Purpose of Principles

Seminar: Legal framework for Debt Restructuring Processes

Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

15 Jan 2015

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance

ESADE & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

10 Dec 2014

Public Law Approaches to Global Governance

Afternoon Workshop

Tribunal Federal Electoral, Ciudad de México

08 Dec 2014

Gobernanza Global, Reformas Estructurales y Derechos Humanos en el siglo XXI

Seminario: Las Reformas Estructurales en México y la Ampliación de los Derechos Humanos: Un Acercamiento Multidisciplinario

Benemerita Universitat Autónoma de Puebla, México

28 Nov 2014

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

Workshop: Global Administrative Law and the Concept of Law

Universidade de Lisboa

20 Nov 2014

Couper la tête du roi? Informalität als Herausforderung für das Völkerrecht

Siebte Jahreskonferenz des Exzellenzclusters "Herausbildung Normativer Ordnungen"

Goethe Universität Frankfurt

09 Oct 2014

The Diverging Rationalities of Public Finance and Law: Towards a Deliberative Approach in Monetary, Debt, and Banking Regulation

Conference: The Reform of International Economic Governance

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Granada

08 Oct 2014

A Matter of Perspective. Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales

Madrid

27 Jun 2014

Doctrine: What Public Law Might Learn from Protestant Theology

ICON Society Inaugural Conference

European University Institute and Università di Firenze, Florence.

21 May 2014

Karlsruhe et la Cour de justice: les adieux de Wotan ou la ruse de Loge?

Après-midi d’etude “Quand Karlsruhe critique Francfort et menace Luxembourg : Le renvoi préjudiciel relatif aux opérations monétaires sur titres”

Université Saint-Louis, Brussels

09 May 2014

Zum rechtlichen Umgang mit Globalisierungsphänomenen: Internationale öffentliche Gewalt im Vergleich mit anderen Ansätzen

DFG-Netzwerk “Zur Rolle der Strafrechtsvergleichung bei der Europäisierung der Strafrechtspflege”

Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena

04 Apr 2014

Der Begriff der internationalen öffentlichen Gewalt

Workshop: Internationale Herrschaft und öffentliche Gewalt

Exzellenzcluster "Normative Orders", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

21 Mar 2014

Standstill during Sovereign Debt Restructurings: The Need for Public Law Approaches

Sovereign Debt Restructurings: Bridging Economic Reality with Law. NYU/UBA/UNCTAD Joint Conference

Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

15 Mar 2014

Towards a Deliberative Approach in Monetary, Fiscal, and Banking Regulation: Consequences for International Investment Law

International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture: Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2014

Goethe University Frankfurt

27 Feb 2014

ESM-Memoranda of Understanding als Eingriff in Garantien der Tarifautonomie

Workshop: Tarifautonomie und Euro-„Wirtschaftregierung“. Zusammen mit Franz Ebert.

Exzellenzcluster "Normative Orders", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

06 Dec 2013

Dogmatik - Apologie oder Kritik von Normativität?

Chair und Kommentator eines Panels auf der Nachwuchskonferenz "Praktiken der Kritik" des Exzellenzclusters Normative Ordnungen

Goethe Universität Frankfurt

18 Nov 2013

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

The Architecture Dialogue Series, Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies

Universiteit van Amsterdam

14 Nov 2013

Principles in International Law as Rational Reconstructions. A Taxonomy.

ASIL-ESIL-Rechtskulturen Workshop: Politics and Principle in International Legal Theory

University of Michigan School of Law

06 Nov 2013

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

Inaugural Meeting of the Network on Transnational Legal and Political Theory

Queen Mary University, London

25 Oct 2013

Stress Testing Stress Tests: The Need for the Global Regulation of Supervisory Stress Tests

IPA3-Plus Workshop

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

17 Oct 2013

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

International Public Authority Workshop

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

22 Jul 2013

The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Sustainable Regulation through Public Reasoning

XXVI IVR World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

10 Jun 2013

L’émergence d’un droit de la restructuration financière des Etats

Colloque : La crise des dettes souveraines et le droit : Approches croisées Canada - Europe

Université de Sherbrooke, Montréal

15 Apr 2013

A Matter of Perspective: Global Governance and the Distinction between Public and Private Authority (and Not Law)

Conference: The Changing German Landscape of Theorizing Public Law

New York University School of Law, New York

08 Apr 2013

Sovereign Debt and Fiscal Policy Innovation

Conference on Innovations in Development Financing

New York University School of Law, New York

11 Feb 2013

Faktizität und Geltung, Chapters 1+2, in a Global Perspective

Presentation at the Masterclass with Jürgen Habermas.

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

06 Dec 2012

Global Justice and Amartya Sen’s Theory of Public Reasoning

Notions of Justice in Global Cooperation. A Workshop with Thomas Pogge

Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Käte Hamburger-Kolleg), Duisburg

01 Dec 2012

The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Prudential Regulation through Public Reasoning

American Society of International Law, Biennial Conference of the International Economic Law Interest Group

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

20 Nov 2012

Voluntary Guidelines on Land Governance: The Potential of Soft Law Approaches

First Global Soil Forum

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Berlin

12 Oct 2012

Monetary Union and the Law: Comment on a Paper by Jean-Victor Louis

World Trade Conference 2012

World Trade Institute, Bern

13 Sep 2012

Sovereign Debt Restructurings as Exercises of International Public Authority: Towards a Decentralized Sovereign Insolvency Law

"International Economic Law, Sovereign Debt and Bilateralism". Workshop of the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law at the 5th ESIL biennial conference.

Valencia, Spain

20 Jul 2012

Legality and Legitimacy of a European Banking Union

Expert Workshop: "The Development of the European Union in Light of Discourse Theory"

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

14 Jul 2012

The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Prudential Regulation Through Public Reasoning

3rd biennial conference of the Society of International Economic Law

National University of Singapore, Singapore

15 Jun 2012

Stress Testing Stress Tests: How to Make Financial Indicators Legitimate and Effective

8th Global Administrative Law Seminar: Indicators in Global Governanc

Rome, Aspen Institute

06 Jun 2012

Sovereign Debt Restructurings as Exercises of International Public Authority: Towards a Decentralized Sovereign Insolvency Law

German-Israeli Workshop on the Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions

Tel Aviv University

18 Apr 2012

Sovereign Debt Restructurings as Exercises of International Public Authority: Towards a Decentralized Sovereign Insolvency Law

IILJ International Legal Theory Colloquium Spring 2012, convened by Professors Benedict Kingsbury and Joseph Weiler

New York University School of Law

16 Apr 2012

IILJ Workshop: Analyzing and Shaping Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Governance

Comment on Papers by Megan Donaldson and Georgios Dimitropoulos

New York University School of Law

23 Mar 2012

Democracy - Change - Collective Security: International Law after the Arab Spring

Chair, Panel: "Is there an Arab International Law in the Arab Spring?"

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

02 Mar 2012

Principles of Responsible Fiscal Policy: From Discretion to Rules

Responsible Sovereign Financing: The Search for Common Principles. Conference by UNCTAD and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Madrid

27 Feb 2012

The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Prudential Regulation through Public Reasoning

 

Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods, Bonn

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28.11.2013

European Economic and Monetary Union

Universität Freiburg i. Ue., Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät

6.9.2012

The European Economic and Monetary Union

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

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