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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$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research publication 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... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research publication 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... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Pooling Moneyby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research publication 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,... more...

  • Moving Moneyby Robert E. Litan; Martin Neil Baily

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Once we paid for things with bills, coins, or checks. Today we pay with zeroes and onesdigital entries on credit and debit cards, or electronic messages sent over the Internet. In Moving Money , distinguished analysts explore this trend, its development and likely future, and the ramifications of this transformation. This is a book about money... more...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    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...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and World Bank Group publication 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... more...

  • The Need for Speedby Robert E. Litan; Hal J. Singer

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The twenty-first-century telecommunications landscape is radically different from the one that prevailed as recently as the last decade of the twentieth century. Robert Litan and Hal Singer argue that given the speed of innovation in this sector, the Federal Communications Commission's outdated policies and rules are inhibiting investment in the... more...

  • Worldwide Financial Reportingby George J. Benston; Michael Bromwich; Robert E. Litan; Alfred Wagenhofer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 69.99

    International accounting standards tend to converge, as do auditing, enforcement and corporate governance, whereas trading of equity shares remains essentially national. The book provides a thorough analysis of what information investors really need, how financial accounting systems developed and their current requirements in major commercial countries,... more...