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Alternatives to Regulation? Market Mechanisms and the Environment  

David Driesen

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article identifies a number of ongoing challenges. It focuses on the means of environmental regulation — the techniques regulators use to reduce pollution. It discusses traditional ... More

Antitrust Compliance  

D. Daniel Sokol

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2016
This chapter explores compliance in the antitrust context, reviewing both the antitrust and the non-antitrust literatures on compliance and corporate governance to provide a clearer ... More

The Australian Future Fund  

Xi-Chong Xu

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter outlines the creation and development of the Australian Future Fund (FF), showing how and why policy makers adopted this option to manage the challenges presented by the “good ... More

Capital Markets and Financial Politics: Preferences and Institutions  

Mark J. Roe

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter introduces a political-institutional perspective and argues that capital markets can function effectively if political institutions support capitalism, especially capitalism ... More

Capital Markets and Sovereign Defaults: A Historical Perspective  

Juan Flores

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This chapter provides a historical perspective on the relationship between capital markets and sovereign defaults. While the main body of the sovereign debt literature has rarely ... More

Central Banking  

Forrest Capie

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
Central banks date from the late nineteenth century but the great majority from the twentieth century. They are institutions whose principal purpose is to provide stable monetary and ... More

The China Investment Corporation: From Inception to Sideline  

Christopher Balding and Kevin Chastagner

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
China’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), the China Investment Corporation (CIC), was established in 2007 and has grown to become the fourth largest SWF in the world with assets and offices ... More

Co-Investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Private Equity  

Joseph A. McCahery and F. Alexander de Roode

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Direct investments are the preferred vehicle for large institutional investors to have control over their portfolio investments. This chapter studies the deal structure of direct ... More

Commercial Banking: Changing Interactions between Banks, Markets, Industry, and State  

Gerarda Westerhuis

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This chapter provides an overview of the development of commercial banking—defined as taking deposits payable on demand and originating loans to private and corporate customers—from the ... More

Economic Approaches to Regulation  

Cento Veljanovski

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
Economics has been at the heart of regulatory reform beginning with the wave of deregulation and privatisations of the 1980s. This article focuses on economic theories of regulation, and ... More

Economic policy analysis and the internet: Coming to terms with a telecommunications anomaly  

Paul A. David

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article shows, first, that the problem of congestion which was widely perceived to be a critical economic resource allocation challenge turned out to be largely chimerical; and, ... More

A Financial Force to be Reckoned With?: An Overview of Sovereign Wealth Funds  

Veljko Fotak, Xuechen Gao, and William L. Megginson

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter introduces the 35 funds that meet the authors’ definition of SWFs, discusses their evolution from stabilization funds to SWFs and illustrates the differences and similarities ... More

Financial Services and Markets  

Niamh Moloney

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article focuses on the particular challenges and risks raised by the regulation of financial services and markets. It reviews the traditional rationales for regulation and how ... More

From Financialization to Vulture Developmentalism: South-North Strategic Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment and the Politics of the “Quadruple Bottom Line”  

Daniel Haberly

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter dissects the potential and limitations of South-North strategic sovereign wealth fund (SWF) investment as a tool for catalyzing technological upgrading in the developing ... More

General Introduction  

Youssef Cassis, Richard Grossman, and Catherine Schenk

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This chapter provides a general introduction to the volume, whose objective is to present the state-of-the-art in banking and financial history. Financial history is of long standing, but ... More

Introducing Sovereign Wealth Funds  

Douglas Cumming, Igor Filatotchev, Juliane Reinecke, and Geoffrey Wood

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) represent not only an increasingly prominent player in the alternative investor ecosystem, but also a novel mechanism through which governments may project ... More

Investment Terms and Level of Control of China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund in its Portfolio Firms  

Jing Li

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter briefly reviews the literature on sovereighn wealth funds (SWFs) with a focus on their investment characteristics and strategies. It describes the China Investment Corporation ... More

Is it Possible to Avoid the St Augustine Syndrome of Fiscal Procrastination?: The Case of Chile  

Eric Parrado

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Chile has managed to avoid the St Augustine Syndrome of fiscal procrastination. This has required the prudent management of both fiscal flows and stocks. On the one hand, a fiscal policy ... More

Monetary Systems  

Angela Redish

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This chapter presents the evolution of Western monetary systems from the bimetallic standards of medieval Europe through the gold standard and Bretton Woods eras to today’s fiat money ... More

Money Markets  

Stefano Battilossi

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
The notion that money markets were essential for smooth working of the economy but exposed to liquidity shocks was a key lesson banking theorists and central bankers learnt from panics of ... More

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