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William Kring Presents Research on Accounting Standards

Senior Academic Researcher William Kring presented his work on epistemic communities and the divergence of accounting experts at the 2016 International Studies Association Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this past week. William Kring presented his paper entitled "Dead in the Water: Global Accounting Standards and Divergent Epistemic Communities" to a special... More

New Book by Research Director Kevin P. Gallagher

In a new book by CFLP Research Director Kevin P. Gallagher titled The China Triangle and published by Oxford University Press, Gallagher argues that Latin American nations have little to show for riding the coattails of the decade-long China Boom and now face significant challenges in the next decades as China's economy slows... More

Kevin Gallagher Quoted in Bloomberg View

The End of the Line for Bolivia's President By Mac Margolis "...Perhaps the most damaging of the controversies centers on the multimillion-dollar deals the government signed with a Chinese contractor that hired Morales's onetime girlfriend -- with whom he fathered a child in 2007 -- for its Bolivian operations. The engineering firm... More

Kevin Gallagher Quoted in LA Times

Peru has copper. China wants it. And now Beto Chahuayllo is dead. When the Chinese took over the Las Bambas copper mine here in the Andes Mountains in 2014, Beto Chahuayllo at first barely noticed the change. He kept on painting buildings at the mine, a job he’d been doing for four... More

Research Director Kevin Gallagher Quoted in Tico Times

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of a dramatic surge in Chinese financing across Latin America. Last year, despite sluggish economic growth in... More

Release of Four New Working Papers

The Financial Reform Work Stream and the Global Economic Governance Initiative are pleased to announce the release the four new working papers. Working papers are scholarly works in process which contribute to the research mission of the Center and reflect ongoing research projects by Center researchers and fellows. Below are... More

Professor Hurley Quoted in the Banker & Tradesman

Breaking Up is Hard to Do Breaking up the big banks is a popular topic of debate in the ongoing Democratic primary, but closer to home, community bankers hope to translate that populist sentiment into new customers. To be certain, community banks do offer a unique value proposition – and their customers... More

Read Professor Gallagher’s Op-Ed in the FT

China doubles bets on ailing Latin American economies As Western-backed development banks and the private sector are on the retreat from Latin America, China’s development banks are coming to the rescue, at least for now. China’s two development banks, the China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China, provided upwards of... More

Introducing the 2016-2017 Faculty Fellows

The Center for Finance, Law & Policy at Boston University is pleased to announce the selection of ten Faculty Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. After reviewing numerous applications, these ten scholars from various schools and departments across the university were selected for their academic rigor, policy relevance, and potential... More