Research Handbook on Central Banking

Author: Peter Conti-Brown
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784719226
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Central banks occupy a unique space in their national governments and in the global economy. The study of central banking however, has too often been dominated by an abstract theoretical approach that fails to grasp central banks’ institutional nuances. This comprehensive and insightful Handbook, takes a wider angle on central banks and central banking, focusing on the institutions of central banking. By 'institutions', Peter Conti-Brown and Rosa Lastra refer to the laws, traditions, norms, and rules used to structure central bank organisations. The Research Handbook on Central Banking’s institutional approach is one of the most interdisciplinary efforts to consider its topic, and includes chapters from leading and rising central bankers, economists, lawyers, legal scholars, political scientists, historians, and others.

Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector

Author: Matthias Haentjens
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783474238
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In this timely Handbook, over 30 prominent academics, practitioners and regulators from across the globe provide in-depth insights into an area of law that the recent global financial crisis has placed in the spotlight: bank insolvency law. Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector discusses the rules that govern a bank insolvency from the perspectives of the various parties that are affected by these rules. Thus, whilst many bank insolvency rules have been enacted only recently and their application is still clouded by a host of uncertainties, this book takes the perspectives of the relevant authorities, of the bank and of the bank’s counterparties. Providing a comprehensive approach to crisis management in the banking sector, this Handbook will prove a valuable resource for academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and international policymakers.

Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector

Author: François-Charles Laprévote
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178347808X
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The Research Handbook on State Aid in the Banking Sector brings together experts in state aid and in financial regulation, drawn from legal academia, legal practice, economics, and from the EU and EEA institutions to shed light on this relationship. The editors and expert contributors do this by elucidating key concepts that underpin the application of state aid law to banks, and by considering specific aspects of the interface between state aid and financial regulation. The Handbook's analysis is complemented by a number of key country-based case studies, and by a concluding section which takes stock of the Banking Union’s package of legislative/regulatory reforms and reflects on the possible future role of state aid in this sector.

Research Handbook on Shadow Banking

Author: Iris H.-Y. Chiu
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785362631
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Research Handbook on Shadow Banking brings together a range of international experts to discuss shadow banking activities, the purposes they serve, the risks they pose to the financial system and implications for regulators and the regulatory perimeter. Including discussions specific to the UK, European Union, US, China and Singapore, this book offers high level and theoretical perspectives on shadow banking and regulatory risks, as well as more detailed explorations of specific markets in shadow banking.

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds Private Equity and Alternative Investments

Author: Phoebus Athanassiou
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 184980608X
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This unique and detailed Handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions. Expert contributors offer an unparalleled perspective on the contemporary alternative funds industry, the main areas of regulatory policy concern surrounding its activities, and the role that alternative funds have played in recent financial crises, as well as an account of the rules governing their operation in selected jurisdictions. Providing insight and analysis of the contemporary investment funds industry at a time of crisis and transition, the Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments will be a valuable tool for scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike.

The Oxford Handbook of Banking

Author: Allen N. Berger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199688508
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The Oxford Handbook of Banking, Second Edition provides an overview and analysis of developments and research in banking written by leading researchers in the field. This handbook will appeal to graduate students of economics, banking and finance, academics, practitioners, regulators, and policy makers. Consequently, the book strikes a balance between abstract theory, empirical analysis, and practitioner, and policy-related material. The Handbook is split into five parts. Part I, The Theory of Banking, examines the role of banks in the wider financial system, why banks exist, how they function, and their corporate governance and risk management practices. Part II deals with Bank Operations and Performance. A range of issues are covered including bank performance, financial innovation, and technological change. Aspects relating to small business, consumer, and mortgage lending are analysed together with securitization, shadow banking, and payment systems. Part III entitled Regulatory and Policy Perspectives discusses central banking, monetary policy transmission, market discipline, and prudential regulation and supervision. Part IV of the book covers various Macroeconomic Perspectives in Banking. This part includes a discussion of systemic risk and banking and sovereign crises, the role of the state in finance and development as well as how banks influence real economic activity. The final Part V examines International Differences in Banking Structures and Environments. This part of the Handbook examines banking systems in the United States, European Union, Japan, Africa, Transition countries, and the developing nations of Asia and Latin America.

Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law

Author: Ugo Mattei
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781005354
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Events such as the global financial crisis have helped reveal that the drivers and contours of governance on a national and international level remain a mystery in many respects. This is so despite the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication in the management and understanding of economic, legal and political spheres of global society. Set in this context, this timely Research Handbook is the first to explicitly address the constitutive relationship between law and political economy. With scholarly contributions from diverse disciplinary and geographic backgrounds, this authoritative book provides an expansive overview of the legal architecture of the global political economy. It covers, in three parts, topics surrounding money and markets, the relations of organization, and commodities, land and resources. Scholars and policymakers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate law students interested in the intersection of socio-political, economic, and legal dynamics of governance will find this book a thought-provoking and insightful resource.

Central Banking and Financial Stability in East Asia

Author: Frank Rövekamp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319173804
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This book explores financial stability issues in the context of East Asia. In the East Asian region financial stability has been a major concern ever since the Asian crisis of 1997/98, which still looms large in the collective memory of the affected countries. The global crisis, which had its starting point in 2007, only served to exacerbate this concern. Safeguarding financial stability is therefore a major goal of any country in the region. Diverging cultural, political and economic backgrounds may however pose different stability challenges and necessary cooperation may be complicated by this diversity. Against this backdrop the contributions of this book by leading academics from the fields of economics and law as well as by practitioners from central banks shed light on various financial stability issues. The volume explores the legal environment of central banks as lenders of last resort and analyzes challenges to financial stability such as shadow banking and the choice of exchange rate regimes. Case studies from China, Japan and Indonesia are contrasted with experiences from Europe.

The Future of Cross Border Insolvency

Author: Irit Mevorach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191085723
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A fresh and insightful guide to post-financial crisis cross-border insolvency, this book interrogates the current regime and sets out a pattern to improve its future. In recent decades, and especially since the global financial crisis, a number of important initiatives have focused on developing effective solutions for managing the insolvency of multinational enterprises and financial institutions. Irit Mevorach here takes stock of the varying success of previous policy, and identifies the gaps and biases that could be bridged by a new approach. The book first sets out the theoretical debates regarding cross-border insolvency and surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the prevailing method - modified universalism - synthesizing divergences into a rubric for both commercial entities and financial institutions. Adhering to these norms more robustly, Mevorach argues, would enhance global welfare and produce the best outcomes for businesses and institutions. Drawing upon sources from international law as well as behavioural and economic theory, Mevorach considers how to translate modified universalism into binding international law and how to choose the right instrument for cross-border insolvency; the impact instrument design has on decisions and choices, and how to encourage compliance. In particular, the book proposes guidelines that could potentially overcome, or at least take into account, behavioural biases in decision-making in order to create a system that works for businesses, and offers a blueprint for the future of cross-border insolvency.