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.

Week in Review

GAO report finds USDA needs better data on certain procedures, OSHA publishes proposed silica rule, and more…

Week in Review

SEC votes to reform money management fund operation, ITC rules Apple violated patent, and more.

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.

Week in Review

Supreme Court declines to halt temporarily the contraceptive coverage rule, FTC toughens child online privacy rule, and more.

House Bill Aims to Merge the SEC and CFTC

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