The formal participation of major emerging economies in the rule-making process related to international financial standards is one of the most significant changes in global financial governance since the 2008-2009 crisis. There are two disparate perspectives in the literature on the impact of this change on international financial regulation: the weakening cooperation view, which sees an attenuation of international cooperation due to this change, and the enduring status quo view, which sees the domination of global financial governance by advanced economies persisting even despite it. This paper provides an alternative — and more positive — view of the increased representation of emerging economies in global financial governance related to international financial regulation, by offering a direct and systematic analysis of its effects on the role of emerging economies in the international standard-setting process and on their compliance with these standards, arguing that emerging economies are now meaningful, but still constrained, rule makers.
Changing Global Financial Governance: International Financial Standards and Emerging Economies since the Global Financial Crisis
New Thinking and the New G20 Paper No. 1