POLI SCI 191: The Comparative Politics of Finance and Financial Regulation

Databases for International Regulations

  • World Bank e-Library
    Includes more than 1,200 full-text World Bank publications. Topics covered include: economics and finance, public policy, education, international development, technology, poverty, gender, the environment, and more.
  • PAIS International
    Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. Includes publications from over 120 countries. Some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Archive covers English-language material only. (Search all CSA/Illumina Social Sciences databases.)
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
    Indexes journals, books, policy briefs, working papers, and conference proceedings from research institutes worldwide related to international affairs analysis and advocacy materials. Also includes links to international affairs Internet sources.
  • World Development Indicators (WDI)
    Provides time series development indicators data (1960-present) for 210 countries. Includes tables for population, labor and employment, education, health, energy, urbanization, national accounts, purchasing power, trade, government finance, monetary, balance of payments, external debt, investment risk, taxes, prices and exchange rates, transport and communication, and information and technology. To access, click "Data from World dataBank" under Formats Available.

Financial Bodies

The following are some major financial bodies in the world. 

  • G-20
    The Group of Twenty (G-20) is made up of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the 20 major economies.
  • Basel Committee
    The Basel Committee is made up of banking supervisory authorities to provide a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Of particular interest is BASEL III, developed in response to the financial regulation deficiencies revealed by the global financial crisis.
  • Financial Stability Board
    Established in 2009, the Financial Stability Board is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system.
  • EU Central Bank
    European Central Bank. The ECB is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. The European Central Bank and the national central banks together constitute the Eurosystem, the central banking system of the euro area. The main objective of the Eurosystem is to maintain price stability: safeguarding the value of the euro.
  • EU Investment Bank
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's financing institution. Its shareholders are the 27 Member States of the Union, which have jointly subscribed its capital. The EIB's Board of Governors is composed of the Finance Ministers of these States.
  • Google the Ministry of Finance
    Use google to find the Finance Office of the country you are interested in. Search "Ministry of Finance X" where X is the country you are interested in.
Last Update: December 17, 2012 15:36