International Regulatory Regimes

Posted: 18 Aug 2006

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Mihir A. Desai

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 2006


This module note describes the seventh module in the International Finance course at Harvard Business School. The module focuses on how national and international regulatory regimes influence financial decisions. The module explores how how national regulatory regimes interact, the prospects for multilateral regulatory regimes, and the impact of regulatory regimes on firms and investors. The module note provides instructors with an overview of the module, the cases and the teaching notes, and explains how this module fits into the overall International Finance course. The module note includes descriptions of the two cases in the module and the analysis required in each case; an explanation of the learning objectives and suggested assignment questions for the cases; and information on additional materials useful in teaching the cases. The module note concludes with references to the relevant academic literature and a bibliography.

Suggested Citation

Desai, Mihir A., International Regulatory Regimes (2006). HBS Publishing Module Note No.: 5-206-128, Available at SSRN:

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