Posts Tagged ‘Dodd-Frank’

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    Solving Our Economic Problems

    Jul 29, 12 • 224 Views • No Comments

    Having experienced an economic calamity, don’t we just need to figure out how to prevent it from happening again? Yes…but that might be impossible. MIT economist Andrew Lo read 21 books on the financial crisis. 11 were from academics, 10 from...  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Assessing Dodd-Frank

    Jul 23, 12 • 335 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales tells the story of being asked to tape his windows during a tornado watch in Boston. A similar mandate in Italy, he said, would mean that the brother of the mayor was in the tape business. Furthermore, when...  [read more]

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    JPMorgan Chase and Financial Innovation

    May 11, 12 • 374 Views • No Comments

    In Boca Raton, Florida, during the early 1990s, a group of JP Morgan bankers gathered for an “offsite” weekend. Have some fun, get some sun, do some brainstorming. They had hoped to create a new product. And they did. Their new product involved...  [read more]

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    Too Big To Fail

    Aug 15, 11 • 238 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment that you are the CEO of a large bank. Offered the opportunity to participate in a risky business deal, you say, “Yes.” If the venture succeeds, you benefit. If it fails and threatens your bank’s survival, the government...  [read more]

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    A Rule About Gold

    Dec 9, 10 • 277 Views • No Comments

    Yes, gold is a part of Dodd-Frank financial regulation but not exactly the way you would expect. Dodd-Frank says that businesses have to tell the SEC if the gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3 Ts) in their supply chain provide income to rebels in eastern...  [read more]