Regulatory Competition and Economic Integration: Comparative Perspectives

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This study addresses one of the hottest policy questions on both sides of the Atlantic—at what level of government should regulation be undertaken?. The editors bring together leading scholars to examine the various aspects of the debate between "harmonization" and "regulatory competition" across three comparative dimensions. The book provides a sharp focus on the circumstances that would yield gains from regulatory competition and to contrast those cases where heightened cooperation in standard setting or broader regulatory harmonization might increase social welfare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198299059
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: International Economic Law Series
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Yale Law School

College of Europe

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Regulatory Competition Theory
1. Federalism and Regulation: Some Generalizations, Richard Revesz
2. Regulatory Co-Opetition, Daniel C.Esty and Damien Geradin
II. Regulatory Competition Theory in the US System
3. Some Observations Concerning Multi-jurisdictional Tax Competition, Daniel Shaviro
4. Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers From Takeovers, Lucian Arye Bebchuk and Allen Ferrell
5. Regulatory Competition in the US Federal System: Banking and Financial Services, Jonathan R. Macey
6. Labor Federalism in the United States: Lessons for Coordinated Decentralization in Supranational Regimes, Mark Barenberg
7. Environmental Federalism in the United States: The Risks of Devolution, Kirsten Engel and Susan Rose-Ackerman
III. Regulatory Competition Theory in the EU Context
8. Fiscal Federalism, Jurisdictional Competition and Tax Coordination: Translating Theory to Policy in the European Union, William Bratton and Joseph McCahery
9. Regulatory Competition versus Harmonization in European Company Law, Simon Deakin
10. Regulatory Competition in the EU System: Banking and Financial Services, GĂ©rard Hertig
11. Regulatory Competition in the EU System: Labor, Brian Bercusson
12. Regulatory Competition vs. Harmonization in EU Environmental Law, Michael Faure
IV. Regulatory Competition at the Global Scale
13. Regulatory Competition and Regulatory Jurisdiction in International Securities Regulation, Joel P. Trachtman
14. Regulatory Competition and the Global Coordination of Labor Standards, David Charny
15. Environmental Regulation and Economic Integration, David Vogel
16. Antitrust Law on a Global Scale: Races Up, Down, and Sideways, Eleanor M. Fox
17. The TRIPS Agreement: A Response to Global Regulatory Competition or an Exercise in Global Regulatory Coercion?, Inge Govaere and Paul Demaret

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