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International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Junji Nakagawa


International harmonization of economic regulation is an attempt to eliminate, or at least reduce, regulatory diversity in economic policy areas where states have autonomous regulatory jurisdiction. In some regulatory areas, its history dates back to the late 19th century, but harmonization efforts have accelerated and intensified particularly since the 1980s. This book is a first attempt to comprehend the phenomenon of international harmonization of economic regulation in its entirety by analyzing its causes and backgrounds as well as negotiating processes involved in a broad range of areas, ... More

Keywords: regulatory harmonization, regulatory co-operation and competition, soft law, WTO, standardization, mutual recognition, labour standards, competition law and policy, financial regulation, money laundering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Junji Nakagawa, author
Professor of International Economic Law, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo