Productivity, Inequality, and Economic Rents

Curbing excessive economic rents might bolster productivity and address rising inequality.

Can Securities Regulation Stymie Conflict in Africa?

Challenges loom concerning the implementation of a Dodd-Frank provision requiring companies to disclose source minerals from war-torn regions.

How Business-Based Standards Can Support Human Rights

When promulgating human rights rules for businesses, specific is better.

Building More Effective Regulation

The past few years in regulation offer lessons for the next five.

Stress Tests and the End of Bank Supervision

New federal authority surrounding stress tests means banking supervisors take a back seat to regulators.

Finding a Schedule that Works for Hourly Employees

New York bill would regulate the way some employers manage work schedules.

New Regulation Could Actually Reduce Access to Investment Advice

Study highlights the potential value of professional investment advice—and the cost of curbing access to it.

Do Entry Regulations Promote Income Inequality?

Think-tank study finds correlation between income disparity and regulations affecting new businesses.

Improving the Tax Whistleblower Program

GAO report recommends a faster claims process and protection against employer retaliation.

Hoverboard Regulations Attempt to Balance Safety and Fun

Philadelphia City Council considers hoverboard restrictions for young users.

Implementing the Volcker Rule’s Backstop Provisions

Lawyers propose strategies for regulators in implementing often-overlooked Volcker Rule provisions.

How Money Transmitter Regulations are Changing with the Market

Bond expert analyzes impact of recent developments in state money transmitter regulation.