ICM137-Advanced Topics in Financial Regulation

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Ms Deepa Govindarajan Driver

Email: d.govindarajan@icmacentre.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module encourages students to engage with some of the more complex, substantive dilemmas encountered by financial regulators. The aim is to explore and grapple with more strategic issues faced by regulators

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Outline content:
This module explores advanced regulatory challenges in relation to regulated entities, markets, stakeholders and the regulator itself. Using insights from history, sociology, politics, strategy, international relations, law and psychology this module encourages students to engage with topics such as complexity, interconnectedness, domino effects, competing priorities, legal and financial engineering, incentives, positions of significant influence, lobbying, cognitive regulatory capture, sustenance of competition, political will, unintended consequences of regulation and international dimensions to domestic problems. Real economy implications, critical analysis of key issues, and considerations of responsibility and accountability will serve as a backdrop for the elaboration of conceptual and philosophical questions around real-world examples and circumstances. The module is heavily oriented to the practice of regulation; therefore study within this module will be animated by simulating realistic regulatory experiences using practical, topical examples, and by examining the evidence emerging from current and historical successes, failures and crises and their impact on stakeholders.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 8
Guided independent study 172
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Written assignment including essay 50

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Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
2 hours closed book written examination

Requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark

Reassessment arrangements:
By written assessment only, as part of the overall examination arrangements for the MSc programme.

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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