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Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services, 1999

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The effects of technology on the financial sector are examined in this second in a series of annual volumes on the financial services industry from the Brookings Institution and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The papers in this volume, as well as brief comments on the papers, are written by leading financial experts from the corporate, government, and academic communities. Future volumes will address other important issues affecting the financial services industry and thus continue to be a ...

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Overview

The effects of technology on the financial sector are examined in this second in a series of annual volumes on the financial services industry from the Brookings Institution and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The papers in this volume, as well as brief comments on the papers, are written by leading financial experts from the corporate, government, and academic communities. Future volumes will address other important issues affecting the financial services industry and thus continue to be a source of invaluable analysis and information for participants in the industry, financial regulators, policymakers, and everyone concerned with financial services.

The Brookings-Wharton alliance represented here promises to be a major source of timely and insightful analyses of financial issues in the coming years." Richard Aspinwall, The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Contents of this issue will include:

•The future of stock exchanges by Maureen O'Hara, Cornell University, and Jonathan R. Macey, Cornell School of Law

•The impact of the Internet on financial services by David Coleman, McKinsey & Company, James Marks, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and Hal R. Varian, University of California, Berkeley

•The effect on global financial structure by Frederic S. Mishkin, Columbia University, and Philip E. Strahan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

•Year 2000 issues by John A. Meyer, EDS.

•The impact of technology on firms and markets by Zvi Bodie, Boston University

•Issues of privacy in the information age by Peter P. Swire, Ohio State University College of Law

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815752875
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 451
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Litan is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. Among his many books is Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity (Yale University Press, 2007), written with William J. Baumol and Carl J. Schramm. Anthony M. Santomero is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former director of the Financial Institutions Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Summary vii
The Future of Securities Exchanges 1
Discussion 29
The Structure of the U.S. Equity Markets 35
Discussion 56
Changes in the Ownership and Governance of Securities Exchanges: Causes and Consequences 61
Comment and Discussion 83
Wall Street's Credibility Problem: Misaligned Incentives and Dubious Fixes? 93
Discussion 125
The Immediacy Implications of Exchange Organization 131
Comment and Discussion 155
The Future of Stock Exchanges in Emerging Economies: Evolution and Prospects 167
Comment and Discussion 203
ISDA, NASD, CFMA, and SDNY: The Four Horsemen of Derivatives Regulation? 213
Discussion 250
The Future of the Foreign Exchange Market 253
Comment on Partnoy and Lyons papers and Discussion 281
The Future of the New Issues Market 293
Discussion 309
Implications of Auction Theory for New Issues Markets 313
Discussion 340
Information Technology and the Organization of Securities Markets 345
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