Pistor Wins Prestigious Max Planck Award

Winter 2012

Professor Katharina Pistor was recently selected as a Max Planck Research Award winner for 2012. The award, sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society, is bestowed upon two recipients annually in the areas of natural sciences and engineering, life sciences, or the humanities. Pistor, who created the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation in 2010, was recognized for her work on the regulation of international financial markets. She plans on using part of the award prize money—approximately $920,000—to fund continued research at the center, which includes analysis of how financial regulatory efforts undertaken by various nations impact the global financial system, as well as work examining the limitations of emergent global property rights regimes.