Banking

The Dodd–Frank Financial Reform

By ·September 8, 2017
Kennedy School, Harvard University

The Issue:

After the U.S. mortgage crisis of 2007 led to the severe global financial crisis and global recession of 2008-09, there was strong popular support for strengthening financial regulation in the United States, with the goal of reducing the frequency and severity of such financial crises in the future. Ten ...
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Is the Volcker Rule in the Cross Hairs?

By ·March 1, 2017
Brandeis University

The Issue:

On February 3 President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of the Treasury to report within 120 days on, among other things, the extent to which existing laws and regulations affecting American financial markets are “efficient, effective, and appropriately tailored.” A key regulation ...
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