From the magazine SZW-RSDA 4/2015 | S. 375-378 The following page is 375

Conference Proceedings

This year’s annual conference of the University Research Priority Program (URPP) Financial Market Regulation1 – the third in the history of the URPP – was devoted to “International Aspects of Financial Regulation: Competition vs. Coordination” and took place at the University of Zurich on June 1 and 2, 2015. In line with the URPP’s interdisciplinary approach, the conference program blended economic and legal approaches to international regulatory competition and coordination.

After a few opening remarks by the organizers, Mathias Hoffmann and Rolf H. Weber, the conference started with a first session on “Regulatory competition and regulatory arbitrage”. Richard S. Grossman’s presentation “A historical perspective on regulatory competition versus cooperation: the view from economics” began with an overview of the motives for regulation in general and banking regulation in particular. Grossman pointed out that contagion, while very much in the news, was not new and had…