Financial Regulation

Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

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

A Resource List on Regulatory Capture and Reform

Learn about the history of regulatory capture, its effect on public policy, and remedies for addressing corruption.

(Not) Prosecuting Financial Crimes

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

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.

Building More Effective Regulation

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

Volcker Alliance Presents Reform Priorities

At Penn panel discussion, former Fed chair’s group urges further financial regulatory reform.

Global Banking Associations Attribute Bond Market Slump to Regulation

Researchers claim that post-crisis regulatory overhaul has created a liquidity crisis.

Will the Volcker Rule’s Complexity Be Its Undoing?

Regulators face unique challenges as mandatory compliance begins.

Former Fed Chair Proposes Broad Changes to U.S. Financial Regulatory System

Volcker Alliance releases report calling for new financial system oversight structure.

European Union Reveals Plan to Build Capital Markets Union

EU Commission invites public feedback on private lending consolidation plan.

European Central Bank to Expand Asset Purchase Program

Eurozone bank adds sovereign debt purchases to stimulus plan.

In Defense of Soft Law Accounting Standards

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