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The Politics and Markets of U.K. Financial Services, from The Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe: The Battle of the Systems, ith Ingo Walter, MIT Press, 1997.

In the present debate about what happened in the 1980s, there is a widespread view that the Conservative government of the time “de-regulated”. As  argued below, the story is much more complex. One thing that can definitely not be maintained with … Continue reading

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The Politics and Markets of French Financial Services, from The Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe, by Jonathan Story and Ingo Walter, MIT, 1997.

The present situation in the forthcoming campaign in May 2012 for the French presidency in May  has been described as a replay of President Mitterrand’s grand tournant of 1983. The Socialist Party candidate, François Hollande, is playing the role of Mitterrand’s Minister … Continue reading

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