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

List of Contributors
1 Federalism and Regulation: Some Generalizations 3
2 Regulatory Co-Opetition 30
3 Some Observations Concerning Multijurisdictional Tax Competition 49
4 Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers 68
5 Regulatory Competition in the US Federal System: Banking and Financial Services 95
6 Labour Federalism in the United States: Lessons for Coordinated Decentralization in Supranational Regimes 111
7 Environmental Federalism and the United States: The Risks of Devolution 135
8 Fiscal Federalism, Jurisdictional Competition, and Tax Coordination: Translating Theory to Policy in the European Union 157
9 Regulatory Competition versus Harmonization in European Company Law 190
10 Regulatory Competition for EU Financial Services 218
11 Regulatory Competition in the EU System: Labour 241
12 Regulatory Competition vs Harmonization in EU Environmental Law 263
13 Regulatory Competition and Regulatory Jurisdiction in International Securities Regulation 289
14 Regulatory Competition and the Global Coordination of Labour Standards 311
15 Environmental Regulation and Economic Integration 330
16 Antitrust Law on a Global Scale: Races Up, Down, and Sideways 348
17 The TRIPS Agreement: A Response to Global Regulatory Competition or an Exercise in Global Regulatory Coercion? 364
Bibliography 382
Index 421
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