Business

Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

Firms vary considerably in how they interpret regulatory commands and signals, posing enforcement challenges.

Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay

A new Philadelphia ordinance allows the city to take steps to stop wage theft.

Exploring Regulatory Capture’s Unanswered Questions

Rent-seeking and profit-seeking behavior provide valuable insights into the concept of regulatory capture.

Prosecuting Corporate Criminals

Prosecutions of individual corporate criminals can, in fact, be successful—and are critical for attaining justice.

(Not) Prosecuting Financial Crimes

Holding companies accountable for crimes is essential, yet more must be done to end “too big to jail” concerns.

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.