Collection : Cornell Studies in Political Economy

A series edited by Peter J. Katzenstein

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Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Alexander Börsch
Will the pressures of financial and product market globalization force European firms to switch from a stakeholder-based model of corporate governance to a shareholder-based, Anglo-Saxon system? While many scholars of globalization have long assumed...



Globalizing in Hard Times
The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
In Globalizing in Hard Times, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz examines the sudden and substantial increase in cross-border ownership of commercial banks in countries where bank ownership had long been restricted by local rules. Many parties—the World Bank and...



Good Governance Gone Bad
How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess
Darius Ornston
If we believe that the small, open economies of Nordic Europe are paragons of good governance, why are they so prone to economic crisis? In Good Governance Gone Bad, Darius Ornston provides evidence that adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition may be a great virtue, but it does not prevent...



Governing the World's Money
The effective governance of global money and finance is under enormous stress. Deep changes over the last decade in capital markets, exchange rate systems, and government finances suggest dramatic shifts in the contours of monetary power, with...



Governments, Markets, and Growth
Financial Systems and Politics of Industrial Change
John Zysman
Zysman demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth...



Governments, Markets, and Growth
Financial Systems and Politics of Industrial Change
John Zysman
Zysman demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth...



Havens in a Storm
The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation
J. C. Sharman
Small states have learned in recent decades that capital accumulates where taxes are low; as a result, tax havens have increasingly competed for the attention of international investors with tax and regulatory concessions. Economically powerful...



The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony
Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets
David E. Spiro
Between 1973 and 1980, the cost of crude oil rose suddenly and dramatically, precipitating convulsions in international politics. Conventional wisdom holds that international capital markets adjusted automatically and remarkably well: enormous amounts...



Hierarchy in International Relations
David A. Lake
International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges this traditional...



How China Escaped the Poverty Trap
Yuen Yuen Ang
How China Escaped the Poverty Trap offers the most complete synthesis to date of the numerous interacting forces that have shaped China's dramatic makeover and the problems it faces...



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