Economic governance institutions (rules, norms and enforcement practices) define the cost and incentive structures that influence the decisions of economic actors. They therefore have a significant impact on micro and macro economic performance across countries and time.
This book contributes to the growing governance literature in three ways. First, it extends the analysis to new areas such as power asymmetry, regulation, transnational company strategies, and law enforcement. Secondly, it examines the role of formal institutions that shape and enforce the rules/norms codified in law; but also private-ordering institutions that function under the umbrella of the State; and private institutions (such as market rules/norms) that provide reputational and other information that foster compliance. Finally, the book extends and enriches the governance debate, addressing issues such as the determinants of institutional quality and efficiency, and the interaction between actor networks and institutional norms.
Does Economic Governance Matter? brings together state-of-the-art research and analysis that will appeal to academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics, public policy, network analysis, corporate governance and business law. The book will also appeal to a wide range of practitioners and policymakers in areas such as regulation, competition, international development, corporate law and macroeconomic policy design.
Edited by Mehmet Ugur, University of Greenwich, UK and David Sunderland, formerly of the University of Greenwich, UK
Contents: 1. Does Economic Governance Matter? New Contributions to the Debate Mehmet Ugur and David Sunderland PART I: GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS AND MICRO-LEVEL BEHAVIOUR 2. Governance and Asymmetric Power Korkut Alp Erturk 3. Norms, Advice Networks and Joint Economic Governance: The Case of Conflicts Among Shareholders at the Commercial Court of Paris Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier and Paola Tubaro 4. Legal versus Reputational Penalties in Deterring Corporate Misconduct Peter-Jan Engelen 5. Strategies of Transnational Companies in the Context of the Governance Systems of Nation-states Grazia Ietto-Gillies PART II: GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS AND MACROECONOMIC OUTCOMES 6. The Effects of Convergence in Governance on Capital Accumulation in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Countries Ahmet Faruk Aysan, OEmer Faruk Baykal and Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis 7. Taxes, Foreign Aid and Quality of Governance Institutions Jose Antonio Alonso, Carlos Garcimartin and Luis Rivas 8. Economic Governance and Full Employment Constantine E. Passaris PART III: THE GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION INTERFACE 9. The Political Economy of Deregulation in the US Gas Distribution Market Vladimir Hlasny 10. Electricity Sector Reforms and the Tariff Review Process in Brazil Claudio de Araujo Wanderley, John Cullen and Mathew Tsamenyi Index