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The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries: Risk and Reputation

Emily Jones


Why do governments in some developing countries implement international standards, while others do not? Focusing on the politics of bank regulation, this book develops a new framework to explain regulatory interdependence between countries in the core and the periphery of the global financial system. Drawing on in-depth analysis of eleven countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, it shows how financial globalization generates strong reputational and competitive incentives for developing countries to converge on international standards. Regulatory interdependence is generated by relatio ... More

Keywords: Africa, Asia, Latin America, financial globalization, regulatory interdependence, international banking standards, Basel I, Basel II, Basel III, transnational policy networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Jones, editor
Associate Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

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Part I Introduction, Cross-Country Variation, and Analytical Argument

1 The Puzzle

Emily Jones

Part II Case Studies

4 Pakistan

Natalya Naqvi

5 Rwanda

Pritish Behuria

6 Ghana

Emily Jones

7 West African Economic and Monetary Union

Ousseni Illy and Seydou Ouedraogo

8 Tanzania

Hazel Gray

9 Kenya

Radha Upadhyaya

10 Bolivia

Peter Knaack

11 Nigeria

Florence Dafe

12 Angola

Rebecca Engebretsen and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

13 Vietnam

Que-Giang Tran-Thi and Tu-Anh Vu-Thanh

14 Ethiopia

Toni Weis

Part III Conclusion

15 Conclusion

Emily Jones

End Matter