This course explores the international financial architecture. It examines international banking and securities regulation, global capital rules and cross-border issues in supervision and regulation, global standards for payment, clearing and settlement systems, and rules for different exchange rate regimes. Particular attention will be paid to the Dodd-Frank legislation, the evolution of global financial regulation under the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and IOSCO, and the creation of the Financial Stability Board. We will explore the roles of the G-7/8, G-20, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in global finance, and address the regulation of financial firms in Europe and selected nations in the developing world, both as a comparative matter and to understand the extent to which national rules require global coordination.