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Litan, Robert E. 1950-

Works: 278 works in 893 publications in 4 languages and 58,180 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: HB501, 330.122
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert E Litan
Financial statecraft : the role of financial markets in American foreign policy by Benn Steil( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments - most notably the United States - came increasingly to use their power over imports and exports to influence the behavior of other countries. But trade is not the only way in which nations interact economically. Over the past two decades, another form of economic exchange has risen to a level of vastly greater significance and political concern: the purchase and sale of financial assets across borders. Nearly $2 trillion worth of currency now moves cross-border every day, roughly 90 percent of which is accounted for by financial flows unrelated to trade in goods and services - a stunning inversion of the figures in 1970. The time is ripe to ask fundamental questions about what Benn Steil and Robert Litan have coined as "financial statecraft," or those aspects of economic statecraft directed at influencing international capital flows. How precisely has the American government practiced financial statecraft? How effective have these efforts been? And how can they be made more effective? The authors provide penetrating and incisive answers in this timely and stimulating book
Good capitalism, bad capitalism, and the economics of growth and prosperity by William J Baumol( )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine this: a mere century ago, the purchasing power of an average American was one-tenth of what it is today. But what will it take to sustain that growth through the next century? And what can be said about economic growth to aspiring nations seeking higher standards of living for their citizens?" "In this important book, William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, and Carl J. Schramm contend that the answers to these questions lie within capitalist economies, though many observers make the mistake of believing that "capitalism" is of a single kind. Writing in an accessible style, the authors dispel that myth, documenting four different varieties of capitalism, some "Good" and some "Bad" for growth. The authors identify the conditions that characterize Good Capitalism - the right blend of entrepreneurial and established firms, which can vary among countries - as well as the features of Bad Capitalism."--Jacket
After the crash : the future of finance by Yasuyuki Fuchita( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the ramifications of the 2007-08 financial crisis on the financial services industry and some of its practices and how these are likely to change in the future"--Provided by publisher
United we serve : national service and the future of citizenship( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building inclusive financial systems : a framework for financial access by Michael S Barr( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addresses the challenges of making financial systems more inclusive, emulating successful ventures in new markets, and utilizing technologies and government policies to support the expansion of financial access. Examines many dimensions of financial access, including measuring financial access, understanding the impact of expanded access, and examining alternative institutional models"--Provided by publisher
Sticking together : the Israeli experiment in pluralism by Yaakov Kop( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the many challenges confronting Israel's experience with pluralism, and in the process, draws lessons that might prove useful to other societies that struggle to accommodate the needs of highly diverse populations
Prudent lending restored : securitization after the mortgage meltdown by Yasuyuki Fuchita( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining growth of complex securitized structures in U.S. and world markets, provides a timeline of key events, proposing explanations for the resulting financial crisis. Offers suggestions on securitization reform, including a solution to insure the mortgage market against default risk. Provides strategies to increase transparency and encourage more prudent lending"--Provided by publisher
Rocky times : new perspectives on financial stability by Yasuyuki Fuchita( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been four years since the financial crisis of 2008, and the global financial system still is experiencing malaise caused by high rates of unemployment; a lingering, unresolved supply of foreclosed properties; the deepening European debt crisis; and fear of a recurrence of the bank turmoil that brought about the Great Recession. All of these factors have led to stagnant economic growth worldwide.In Rocky Times, editors Yasuyuki Fuchita, Richard J. Herring, and Robert E. Litan bring together experts from academia and the banking sector to analyze the difficult issues sur
Pooling money : the future of mutual funds by Robert E Litan( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experts from the United States and Japan look at forces of change in their securities markets and offer their views of the future for mutual funds and other forms of securities diversification"--Del editor
Growing old : paying for retirement and institutional money management after the financial crisis by Yasuyuki Fuchita( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores issues in financing retirement, from fundamental changes in types of pension plans offered to pension funds' investment strategies following the global financial crisis. Focuses in particular on the adequacy of individuals' and institutions' plans in the face of increasing life expectancy and the aging of the population"--Provided by publisher
The future of North American integration : beyond NAFTA by Peter Hakim( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it came into force in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) joined the economic futures of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, with rules governing trade and investment, dispute resolution, and economic relations." "However, economic integration among the three countries extends considerably beyond trade and investment. The NAFTA agreement takes a very narrow view of integration, barely addressing such vital issues as immigration policy and labor markets, the energy sector, environmental protection, and law enforcement." "The governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States now must confront the question of whether NAFTA is enough. Do they want to keep their trilateral relationship focused on economic matters or are they interested in integrating more deeply - perhaps initiating a process to build a North American community similar to the European Union?" "This volume contains discussions about the future of North America by knowledgeable experts from each of the three countries. Robert Pastor has written one of the more comprehensive books on the subject, Toward a North American Community (Institute for International Economics, 2001). Andres Rozental is an ambassador at large for Mexico and president of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales, the country's leading foreign policy association. Perrin Beatty is a former foreign minister of Canada and currently the president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters." "The governments of Canada, the United States, and Mexico face thorny challenges as they decide whether and how to accelerate, smooth, and institutionalize the integration process. Pastor, Rozental, and Beatty encourage greater dialogue among the three governments and their citizens, as well as more systematic thinking among policymakers and citizens about the promise and challenges of further North American integration."--Jacket
The Need for speed : a new framework for telecommunications policy for the 21st century by Robert E Litan( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-first-century telecommunications landscape is radically different from the one that prevailed as recently as the last decade of the twentieth century. Robert Litan and Hal Singer argue that given the speed of innovation in this sector, the Federal Communications Commission's outdated policies and rules are inhibiting investment in the telecom industry, specifically in fast broadband networks. The Need for Speed presents the kind of fundamental rethinking needed to bring communications policy in line with technological advances. Fast broadband has huge societal benefits, enabling all kinds of applications in telemedicine, entertainment, retailing, education, and energy that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. Those benefits would be even greater if the FCC adopted policies that encouraged more broadband providers, especially wireless providers, to make their services available in roughly half of the country where consumers currently have no choice in wireline providers offering download speeds that satisfy the FCC's current standards. The authors' recommendations include allowing broadband providers to charge for premium delivery services ; embracing a rule-of-reason approach to all matters involving vertical arrangements ; stripping the FCC of its merger review authority because both the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have the authority to stop anticompetitive mergers ; eliminating the FCC's ability to condition spectrum purchases on the identity, business plans, or spectrum holdings of a bidder ; and freeing telephone companies from outdated regulations that require them to maintain both a legacy copper network and a modem IP network. These changes and others advanced in The Need for Speed would greatly enhance consumer welfare with respect to telecommunications services and the applications built around them
Beyond the dot.coms : the economic promise of the Internet by Robert E Litan( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Then the bubble burst. Investors lost confidence in Internet companies with vague prospects but no profits. stocks plummeted, and many went bankrupt. Skeptics crowed, and some voices predicted prolonged distress in the world economy caused by the Internet bust in the United States." "In these pages, two leading economists look beyond the dot.coms to examine the Internet's true impact on the economy. By focusing on its potential effect on productivity growth across a wide range of existing "old economy" sectors, Robert Litan and Alice Rivlin predict that the impact of the Internet revolution is likely to be positive, significant, and sustained."--Jacket
Financial crises : lessons from the past, preparation for the future( )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes the efficacy of attempts to recover from past crises and their lessons for the future, assesses the current state of international financial markets and examines policy options for reducing systemic vulnerability, and addresses pension system reform"--Provided by publisher
Improving measures of science, technology, and innovation : interim report by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), at the U.S. National Foundation, is 1 of 14 major statistical agencies in the federal government, of which at least 5 collect relevant information on science, technology, and innovation activities in the United States and abroad. The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 expanded and codified NCSES's role as a U.S. federal statistical agency. Important aspects of the agency's mandate include collection, acquisition, analysis, and reporting and dissemination of data on research and development trends, on U.S. competitiveness in science, technology, and research and development, and on the condition and progress of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Improving Measures of Science, Technology and Innovation: Interim Report examines the status of the NCSES's science, technology, and innovation (STI) indicators. This report assesses and provides recommendations regarding the need for revised, refocused, and newly developed indicators designed to better reflect fundamental and rapid changes that are reshaping global science, technology and innovation systems. The book also determines the international scope of STI indicators and the need for developing new indicators that measure developments in innovative activities in the United States and abroad, and Offers foresight on the types of data, metrics and indicators that will be particularly influential in evidentiary policy decision-making for years to come. In carrying out its charge, the authoring panel undertook a broad and comprehensive review of STI indicators from different countries, including Japan, China, India and several countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Improving Measures of Science, Technology, and Innovation makes recommendations for near-term action by NCSES along two dimensions: (1) development of new policy-relevant indicators that are based on NCSES survey data or on data collections at other statistical agencies; and (2) exploration of new data extraction and management tools for generating statistics, using automated methods of harvesting unstructured or scientometric data and data derived from administrative records."--Publisher's description
New financial instruments and institutions : opportunities and policy challenges( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents research from experts in academia and the financial industry on financial instruments and new financial institutions, contrasting developments in the United States and Japan. Highlights innovative ways in which Japanese financiers and government officials have learned from the United States regarding the introduction of new instruments into their market"--Provided by publisher
Financial gatekeepers : can they protect investors? by Yasuyuki Fuchita( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looks at the effectiveness and discusses the appropriateness for further refinement of frameworks designed by policymakers to strengthen investor confidence in corporate financial reporting, especially in the United States and Japan"--Provided by publisher
The future of domestic capital markets in developing countries by Robert E Litan( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries addresses the challenges that countries face as they develop and strengthen capital markets. Based on input from the world's most prominent capital market experts and leading policymakers in developing countries, this volume represents the latest thinking in capital market development. It captures the views of a global gathering of experts, with perspectives from developing and developed countries, from all regions of the world, from the public and private sector." "This volume should be of interest to senior financial sector policymakers from developed and developing countries in securities and exchange commissions, regulators, central banks, ministries of finance, and monetary authorities; private sector executives in stock exchanges, bond markets, venture capital markets, and investment funds; and researchers and academicians with an interest in capital market development in emerging markets."--Jacket
Financial sector governance : the roles of the public and private sectors by Robert E Litan( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden Financial Crises are recurring and disturbing feature of globalization. Emerging market economies are especially at risk. Understanding this phenomenon requires not just reactive analysis in the wake of eachh outbreak but a regular forum in which experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives can study the problem and develop solutions over time. To that end, the World Bank Group, the Interantional Monetary Fund, and the Brookings Institution have collaborated since 1998 on a series of annual conferences designed to be of interest to investors, analysts, and policymakers throughout the world with the objective of stimulating policy dialogue and sharing global experiences
Moving money : the future of consumer payments( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines trend toward digital means of consumer payments, asking several questions: How will digital money evolve? What impacts will technologies such as wireless devices have on payment for goods and services? What other technologies await consumers? And what will the consumer payments industry look like in the future?"--Provided by publisher
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Good capitalism, bad capitalism, and the economics of growth and prosperity
Good capitalism, bad capitalism, and the economics of growth and prosperityAfter the crash : the future of financeUnited we serve : national service and the future of citizenshipBuilding inclusive financial systems : a framework for financial accessSticking together : the Israeli experiment in pluralismPrudent lending restored : securitization after the mortgage meltdownPooling money : the future of mutual fundsGrowing old : paying for retirement and institutional money management after the financial crisis
Alternative Names
Litan, Robert 1950-

Litan, Robert E.

Litan, Robert E. Jr

روبرت إ. ليتان، 1950-

라이턴, 로버트 E. 1950-

리탄, 로버트 E. 1950-

ライタン, ロバート・E

ロバート ライタン 1950-

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