* Original review articles offer valuable perspectives on research issues appearing in top journals
* Twenty articles are grouped by six major topics, together defining the leading research edge of financial intermediation
* Corporate finance researchers will find affinities in the tools, methods, and conclusions featured in these articles
Section 1: Design of Securities and Contracts
Section 2: Market Structure and Structure of Financial Markets
Section 3: Structure of Financial Institutions
Section 4: Mutual Funds
Section 5: Regulation
Section 6: Competition and Regulation
As the John E. Simon Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean of Programs at the Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, Anjan Thakor works in both academia and the business world. Prior to joining the Olin School, he was Edward J. Frey Professor of Banking and Finance at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he also served as chairman of the Finance area. He has worked with many companies, including Whirlpool Corporation, Allision Engine Co., Citigroup, RR Donnelley, Dana Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, Zenith Corporation, Lincoln National Corporation, and J.P. Morgan.
Arnoud Boot is Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics. He is Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and at the Davidson Insitute at the University of Michigan.