Whistleblowing Is a Key Regulatory Tool

Whistleblowing incentives are crucial to agency enforcement.

Structural Reforms to Improve Cost-Benefit Analyses of Financial Regulation

Independent agencies should mirror executive branch practices to overcome judicial scrutiny.

Price Manipulation Charges Trigger Expanded Investigation into Precious Metals Trading

Regulators around the world investigate allegations that some banks artificially adjust precious metals prices.

Do Regulators Listen to the Public?

New study suggests agencies primarily listen to industry insiders in finalizing rules.

The Battle over Transatlantic Financial Regulation

Improved diplomatic processes would help strengthen international economic cooperation.

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Major rules, especially EPA’s, potentially create enormous net benefits.

President Obama’s Budget Sets Regulatory Priorities Too

The proposed budget identifies the administration’s regulatory priorities.

Which Federal Agency Can Police Futures Markets?

Federal appeals court holds that CFTC has exclusive regulatory authority over energy futures markets.

House Bill Aims to Merge the SEC and CFTC

New “Securities and Derivatives Commission” proposed by Barney Frank.

Crackdown Forces Intrade to Drop Americans

CFTC charges Intrade with illegal off-exchange options trading.

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro is Stepping Down

President Obama names SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to assume role of Chairman.

Discussion of Securities Market “Kill Switch” Dominates SEC Roundtable

Experts discuss ways to freeze trading to stop runaway computer errors.