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The Regulation of International Financial Markets: Perspectives for Reform

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Edited by: Rainer Grote, Thilo Marauhn

ISBN13: 9780521831444
ISBN: 052183144X
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521103794

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International financial relations have become increasingly important for the development of global and national economies. At present these relations are primarily governed by market forces, with little regulatory interference at the international level. In the light of numerous financial crises, this abstinence must be seriously questioned.

Starting with an analysis of the regulatory problems at the international level, with only minimal powers entrusted to international organisations, this book develops various possibilities for reform. On the basis of an historical analysis, the book first adopts a comparative approach to national attempts to regulate international financial markets, then outlines the potential of relevant institutions (such as the European Central Bank, Basel Committee, IMF and World Bank) and finally develops a policy perspective.

It seeks to provide a framework for analysing options for the regulation of international financial markets, from a public international law and comparative law perspective.

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Banking and Finance
Introduction: The regulatory dilemma in international financial relations
Thilo Marauhn
Part I. An historical perspective:
1. Monetary governance and capital mobility in historical perspective
Benjamin J. Cohen
Part II. A Comparative Perspective:
2. The liberalisation of financial markets: the regulatory response in the UK
Eilis Ferran
3. The liberalisation of financial markets: the regulatory response in Germany
Rainer Grote
4. Perspectives on US financial regulation
John K. M. Ohnesorge
Part III. A Public International Law Perspective:
5. The regulation of financial services in the European Union
Volker Röben
6. The free movement of capital in the European Union
Till Hafner
7. International regulation of finance: is regionalism a preferred option to multilateralism for East Asia?
Qingijang Kong
8. WTO rules on trade in financial services: a victory of greed over reason?
Michael J. Hahn
Part IV. An Institutional Perspective:
9. The European Central Bank as regulator and as institutional actor
Thilo Marauhn and Michael Weiß
10. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - a secretive club of giants?
Susan Emmenegger
11. Strengthening the international financial architecture: the contribution by IMF and World Bank
Axel Peuker
Part V. A Policy Perspective: 12. Liberalisation and regulation of international capital flows: where the opposites meet
Peter Nunnenkamp
13. Do we need a new international financial architecture? Many questions and some preliminary policy advice
Stefan Voigt
14. Proposing built-in stabilisers for the international financial system
Kunibert Raffer
Conclusions and agenda for further research
Rainer Grote and Thilo Marauhn.