Module leader: Dr Rilka Dragneva-Lewers
This module focuses on the role of law and legal institutions for economic development and financial system development. It examines the problems of setting up strong rule of law institutions and specifically, the development of effective property rights regimes, investor and creditor rights protection and enforcement in relation to securities and credit markets development.
The module deals with topical issues, such as access to finance in relation to the Millennium Development Goals, microfinance, and bottom-up approaches to development. The discussion also includes the role of multilateral institutions, such as the World Bank and the IMF, in promoting legal reform, rule of law and good governance in developing and transition countries, as well as the various domestic factors for legal transplant effectiveness (politics, informal/customary norms, etc).
Methods of assessment
Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.
One 3-hour written examination
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