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  • Handbook on Law, Innovation and Growthby Robert E. Litan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook provides breakthrough analyses on an important, cutting-edge topic: the connections between the legal system, both in substance and process, and innovation and growth. Arguably the most important intellectual development in legal scholarship and judicial decision-making over the past four decades has been the increasing use of economic... more...

  • New Financial Instruments and Institutionsby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    New financial instruments?such as structured financial products and exchange-traded funds?and new financial institutions?including hedge funds and private-equity funds?present opportunities as well as policy and regulatory challenges in U.S. and Japanese financial markets. This book presents cutting-edge research from experts in academia and the financial... more...

  • Pooling Moneyby Robert E. Litan; Yasuyuki Fuchita

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    One of the first rules of investing is diversification: spreading resources over many types of investments in order to minimize financial risk. Mutual funds have been the diversification vehicle of choice for the last several decades. In recent years, however, other opportunities for diversification—such as separately managed accounts and exchange-traded... more...

  • Financial Gatekeepersby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press and Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research 2007; US$ 29.95

    Developed country capital markets have devised a set of institutions and actors to help provide investors with timely and accurate information they need to make informed investment decisions. These actors have become known as "financial gatekeepers" and include auditors, financial analysts, and credit rating agencies. Corporate financial... more...

  • Financial Crisesby Gerard Caprio; James A. Hanson; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    "Analyzes the efficacy of attempts to recover from past crises and their lessons for the future, assesses the current state of international financial markets and examines policy options for reducing systemic vulnerability, and addresses pension system reform"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • United we Serveby E.J. Dionne; Kayla Meltzer Drogosz; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    Public rhetoric in the USA has always laid heavy stress on the obligations of citizenship. Bill Clinton praised the idea of service as does George W. Bush. This volume gathers voices on civic life and civic obligation to explore the idea of national service as it relates to citizenship. more...

  • The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countriesby Robert E. Litan; Michael Pomerleano; V. Sundararajan

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    This volume brings together financial sector experts and leaders from around the world to provide practical guidance on strategies such as nuturing issuers, improving rules and institutions, addressing regulatory challenges and sequencing reforms. more...

  • Building Inclusive Financial Systemsby Michael S. Barr; Anjali Kumar; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    Addresses the challenges of making financial systems more inclusive, emulating successful ventures in new markets, and utilizing technologies and government policies to support the expansion of financial access. more...

  • Prudent Lending Restoredby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Climate change will inflict damage on every continent, but it will hit the world’s poor disproportionately hard. Whatever hard-fought human development gains have been made may be impeded or reversed by climate change as new threats emerge to water and food security, agricultural production and access, and nutrition and public health.Climate Change... more...

  • Moving Moneyby Robert E. Litan; Martin Neil Baily

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Once we paid for things with bills, coins, or checks. Today we pay with 0s and 1s—digital entries on credit or debit cards, or electronic messages sent over the Internet. Digital money moves faster, more cheaply, and is more convenient than paper or metal.In Moving Money, noted economists Robert Litan and Martin Baily bring together a group of... more...