Business

Should Local Governments Support the Sharing Economy?

Despite regulatory controversy, two legal scholars argue that state and local governments should actively subsidize the sharing economy.

In Defense of Soft Law Accounting Standards

Scholars argue that the diffusion of soft law norms throughout the European Union promotes reliable accounting practices.

An SEC Commissioner Highlights Global Challenges to U.S. Financial Markets

Speech by U.S. regulator highlights complex issues facing U.S. capital markets.

Helping the IRS Keep Track of Tax-Exempt Charitable Groups

The GAO recommends the IRS improve oversight of tax-exempt charitable organizations.

Can We Finally Fix “Too Big to Fail”?

Recently passed House legislation would amend bankruptcy code for big banks.

The IMF’s Way Forward for Sovereign Restructuring

International Monetary Fund report suggests reform of sovereign debt rules.

Senate Report Finds Strong Wall Street Influence on Commodities Markets

Legislators urge the Fed to increase oversight of large banks.

The State of Inequality in America

Federal Reserve Chair’s speech lays factual foundation for policy deliberation.

Fed Ends Quantitative Easing

Central bank discontinues program of buying financial assets from commercial banks and returns focus to managing interest rates.

Treasury Agency Struggles to Change Paper Money

Recent GAO report exposes difficulties in accommodating paper money to meet the needs of the visually impaired.

A Perilous Path to Financial Stability

New GAO report shows continuing challenges of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Dodd-Frank’s Regulatory Morass

The costly implementation of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act stems from the law’s political origins.