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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...

  • Financial Gatekeepersby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 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 reporting... more...

  • The Future of North American Integrationby Peter Hakim; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 18.95

    When it came into force in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) joined the economic futures of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, with systematic rules governing trade and investment, dispute resolution, and economic relations. However, economic integration among the three countries extends considerably beyond trade and investment.... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    New financial instrumentssuch as structured financial products and exchange-traded fundsand new financial institutionsincluding hedge funds and private-equity fundspresent 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 Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; 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 diversificationsuch as separately managed accounts and exchange-traded... more...

  • After the Crashby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    As the global economy continues to weather the effects of the recession brought on by the financial crisis of 200708, perhaps no sector has been more affected and more under pressure to change than the industry that was the focus of that crisis: financial services. But as policymakers, financial experts, lobbyists, and others seek to rebuild this... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Broad-based and inclusive financial systems significantly raise growth, alleviate poverty, and expand economic opportunity. Households, small enterprises, and the rural poor often have difficulty obtaining financial services for a multitude of reasons, including transaction costs, perceived risk, inadequate infrastructure, and information barriers.... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    Throughout the 1990s, numerous financial crises rocked the world financial sector. The Asian bubble burst, for example; Argentina and Brazil suffered currency crises; and the post-Soviet economy bottomed out in Russia. In Financial Crises, a distinguished group of economists and policy analysts examine and draw lessons from attempts to recover from... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries addresses the challenges that countries face as they develop and strengthen capital markets. Based on input from the world's most prominent capital market experts and leading policymakers in developing countries, this volume represents the latest thinking in capital market development.... more...

  • Growing Oldby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    While the immediate dangers from the recent financial crisis have abatedmuch of the financial system has returned to profitability and the economy is growing, albeit slowlythe damage to the economy will linger for years. Among the many impacts is the problem that may be most acute in the United States: how state and local governments and private... more...