Matthias Goldmann

Contact:

E-Mail: 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 Public Authority on the International, Supranational, and Domestic Levels: Reconstructing Public Law to Face the Challenges of Multilevel Governance", 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

2006-: Management of the project "The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions"

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

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

 

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Matthias Goldmann, Internationale öffentliche Gewalt, Springer 2015. Check out the e-book version at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-46154-9.

 

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

November 2014: Post on Völkerrechtsblog, this time about 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 on legal principles as rational reconstructions. Basically a short summary of the working paper (above).

February 2014: Post on Juwiss blog (in German) on the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court regarding the ECB's OMT Program.

February 2014: Another post of mine on that subject appeared on SIDIBlog, the blog of the Società italiana di diritto internazionale (in English).

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


Recent publications

  • 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 (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 (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. 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 publications

Presentations

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
Where / When: ESADE & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
10 Dec 2014
Public Law Approaches to Global Governance
Afternoon Workshop
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: Universidade de Lisboa
20 Nov 2014
Couper la tête du roi? Informalität als Herausforderung für das Völkerrecht
Siebte Jahreskonferenz des Exzellenzclusters "Herausbildung Normativer Ordnungen"
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: Madrid
27 Jun 2014
Doctrine: What Public Law Might Learn from Protestant Theology
ICON Society Inaugural Conference
Where / When: 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”
Where / When: 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”
Where / When: Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
04 Apr 2014
Der Begriff der internationalen öffentlichen Gewalt
Workshop: Internationale Herrschaft und öffentliche Gewalt
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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.
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: Queen Mary University, London
25 Oct 2013
Stress Testing Stress Tests: The Need for the Global Regulation of Supervisory Stress Tests
IPA3-Plus Workshop
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: New York University School of Law, New York
08 Apr 2013
Sovereign Debt and Fiscal Policy Innovation
Conference on Innovations in Development Financing
Where / When: 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.

Where / When: 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

Where / When: 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
Where / When: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
20 Nov 2012
Voluntary Guidelines on Land Governance: The Potential of Soft Law Approaches
First Global Soil Forum
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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.

Where / When: 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"
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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

Where / When: 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
Where / When: 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?"
Where / When: 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
Where / When: Madrid
27 Feb 2012
The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Democracy: Towards Prudential Regulation through Public Reasoning

 

Where / When: Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods, Bonn

Lectures

28.11.2013
Universität Freiburg i. Ue., Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät
6.9.2012
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Memberships

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V., Member of the Scientific Council (Humanities Section)

United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, Member of the Working Group on a Debt Workout Mechanism

German Law Journal, Associate Editor

Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Advisory Board Member

Völkerrechtsblog, Member of the Advisory Board

European Society of International Law

American Society of International Law

Society of International Economic Law

CSP Network for International Politics and Cooperation e.V.

Göttingen Journal of International Law, Scientific Advisory Board Member

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