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QLLM364 Law and Finance in Emerging Economies (Sem 1)

Module description

Developing and emerging countries vary in size, resource endowments and income levels, but they face similar challenges to access capital for financing development and put it to good use. The module examines the domestic legal framework underpinning the mobilisation of public and private financial resources in developing countries. It discusses the relationship between legal institutions, financial markets, economic growth and development. It considers practical measures for ensuring a financial system capable of channelling domestic private savings into productive investment and the effective and efficient mobilisation of domestic public resources. Topics covered include financial law reform, capital markets and corporate governance, financial inclusion, public private partnerships and the investment legal framework in developing and emerging economies. This module will be particularly attractive to students interested in career paths in international financial institutions, development organizations, consulting firms, government bodies, law firms, commercial banks and NGOs concerned with financing development.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2 x 3,750 word course essays

Credits

22.5 Credits

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