Finance Matters

Series Editors: Kathryn Lavelle, Timothy J. Sinclair

Kathryn Lavelle is Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC. Her books include Money and Banks in the American Political System (2013), Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank (2011) and The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (2004).

Timothy J. Sinclair is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick, UK. His books include The Problem with Banks (with Lena Rethel) (2012), Global Governance (2012), The New Masters of Capital: American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness (2005) and Structure and Agency in International Capital Mobility (co-editor) (2001).

Series Description

This series of books provides advanced introductions to the processes, relationships and institutions that make up the global financial system. Suitable for upper-level undergraduate and taught graduate courses in financial economics and the political economy of finance and banking, the series will explore such topics as central banking, credit agencies, financial technology, sovereign debt, public-sector borrowing, bank regulation and financial crime. Resolutely heterodox in approach, the series offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the workings of the financial markets.

Each title provides rapid entry into the subject under study, including coverage of how it has developed, what has changed since the 2007–08 financial crisis, and the issues that face its future. Throughout, discussion is set within the context of understanding the broader functions of the financial system and, where relevant, the broader global economy. Anchored to real-world considerations, the books use figures and tables to illustrate complex transactions and relationships, as well as actual case studies, to help navigate the reader through a highly complex business sector.

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