Posts Tagged ‘Dodd-Frank’

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    Election Economics: Assessing Dodd-Frank

    Jul 23, 12 • 315 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 • 355 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 • 223 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 • 248 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]

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    Aug 1, 10 • 279 Views • No Comments

    What is a “systemically important” financial institution? 2300 pages of financial regulation do not specifically tell us. Instead,regulatory agencies will have to decide. One study indicated that implementing new Dodd-Frank financial...  [read more]