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A shortage of in-house capacity and expertise in financial sector research and policy issues is a common problem for government and the private sector. It can be faster and more cost effective to use expert outside resources. Mike Andrews has extensive experience in directly influencing key policy options and strategic choices with recommendations and impact analysis, as well as providing background research to support policy development and business decisions. 

Regulatory Reform in Response to the Global Financial Turmoil:  Finding the Middle Ground Between Over-reaction and Complacency (2009) Ottawa:  The Certified General Accountants Association.

"Financial Sector in South Asia:  Recent Developments and Challenges" (2009)  South Asia Economic Report No. 4, Manila:  Asian Development Bank (with Shunsuke Bando and Angelo Tanningco).

Strengthening Ontario Communities.  The Contributions of Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires to Economic and Social Development in Ontario (2007) a report prepared for Credit Union Central of Ontario

"Uzbekistan:  Financial Sector Development Strategy" (2007) Manila:  Asian Development Bank.

"Uzbekistan:  Banking Sector Diagnostic Review" (2007) Manila:  Asian Development Bank.

Don't Drown the Seedlings:  Lessons for Savings and Credit Union Development from the Experience in East and Central Asia (2006) Manila:  Asian Development Bank.

“The Soundness of the Zimbabwe Banking System” (2005) Zimbabwe Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix IMF Staff Country Report 05/359, Washington:  International Monetary Fund (with Jennifer Mbabazi-Moyo)

“The Banking Sector” (2005) Sri Lanka:  Financial Sector Assesment, Manila:  Asian Development Bank.

“A System on the Move: Internationalization and Adaptation in the Austrian Financial Sector” (2002) Austria: Selected Issues IMF Staff Country Report 02/183, Washington: International Monetary Fund.

“Uganda’s Financial Sector” (1999) Uganda: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/116, Washington: International Monetary Fund.

“Kazakhstan’s Financial Sector” (1999) Republic of Kazakhstan: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/95, Washington: International Monetary Fund.

Electronic Distribution Systems in the Canadian Retail Financial Services Industry (January 1997) Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada (coauthored with Chris Roth).

The Regulation of Financial Services in Saskatchewan: Market Developments and Policy Options (December 1995, a report prepared for the Saskatchewan Department of Justice, coauthored with David Brown and Brent Sutton).

Initial Public Offerings: The Experience of Eight Canadian Growth Companies (May 1995) Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada.

Roles and Responsibilities in the Nova Scotia Credit Union System
  (September 1994, a report prepared for the Nova Scotia Credit Union Stabilization Fund Board and Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia, coauthored with Brent Sutton and Carolyn Conner.

Credit Union Capital Adequacy Issues (March 1994, a report for Stabilization Central Credit Union of British Columbia, coauthored with Brent Sutton and Indira Gangasingh)

"Why Antiquated Backrooms Threaten the Existence of Canada's Capital Markets" (Fall 1993) Canadian Investment Review.

 Current Issues in Clearing, Payment and Settlement Systems (January 1993) Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada (coauthored with Jacqueline McGinn).

Depositor Protection and Systemic Integrity in the Saskatchewan Credit Union System: A Strategic and Operational Overview (October 1991, a report for the Saskatchewan Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation, coauthored with Steve Handfield-Jones).

 

 

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