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Spring 2024 Course

Regulation of International Finance

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: One-Day Take-home

This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements covered include the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the European Union, and the General Agreement on Trade in Services within the World Trade Organization. Specific substantive topics will be chosen to illustrate their activities. We will consider the substantial differences among these arrangements in institutional and governance structures, legal status, and relationship to domestic regulation. A recurring theme will be the tensions between the presumptive shared interests of governments in predictable rules or financial stability, on the one hand, versus divergent national commercial interests or regulatory preferences, on the other.

Note: This course is jointly listed with HKS as BGP-631.