Improving financial institutions: The proper balance between regulation and governance
The economic crisis that started worldwide in 2008 and has impacted the world economy ever since has posed challenging issues to researchers and practitioners: How should the markets and financial institutions be regulated and governed? Do financial institutions need more strict regulation? Should regulation of financial institutions be unified worldwide? What framework of financial market regulation would be the most efficient in reducing systemic risks? Does corporate governance have potential to significantly contribute to safeguarding against systemic risks? Which corporate governance standards effectively improve financial institutions in this respect? Consequently, a search for a proper compromise between regulation and governance is one of the most important tasks for regulators and bank owners. All these issues, and related ones, will be covered during the conference.
The 2012 conference on Improving financial institutions: The proper balance between regulation and governance will look for "new perspectives" on how to reform regulation and corporate governance nationally and globally to minimize systemic risks and improve financial institutions. The best conference papers will be published in the special issues of Corporate Ownership and Control, and Governance and Regulation journals.