The main objective of the conference is to analyze the governance issues in a globalized world and the implications for future economic developments in general, and for real and monetary international transactions, in particular. Special attention will be paid to the different regulations in both the public and private sectors of various countries. This is in line with the general agenda of the APF which pays special attention to asymmetries existing between different countries in the world.

Topics of interest include: all aspects of regulation and/or governance in the public, corporate, consumer, and financial sectors, with implications for international trade flows and exchange rate regimes, monetary policy issues, fiscal policy issues in systems with a denationalised monetary policy and in countries planning to accede to a monetary union, legal and institutional requirements for accession countries, financial market and banking system problems in underdeveloped or transitional countries.

The conference will be of interest to professional economists, policy makers, central and commercial bankers and members of research institutions.

Event is co-sponsored by University of Waterloo and CIGI.