Posts Tagged ‘financial regulation’

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    Airplane Crashes and Financial Crashes

    May 19, 10 • 565 Views • No Comments

    When an airplane crashes, investigators rush to the scene, gather evidence, and ultimately hope to emerge with updated safety suggestions. It would be wonderful if we, when assessing the “flash crash” or slower stock market dives, could also......  [read more]

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    A History of Financial Regulation

    Apr 4, 10 • 635 Views • No Comments

    The Plunge Protection Team is composed of the chair of the Federal Reserve, the Secretary of the Treasury, the SEC, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.  Officially called the Working Group on Financial Markets, this group was formed after the......  [read more]

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    A One-Handed Economist?

    Mar 20, 10 • 646 Views • No Comments

    Let’s not look at CDOs, SIVs, ARMs, TIPs or ATMs. Nor do we need specifically to consider credit default swaps, securitization, hedge funds or venture capital. Instead, we can go to the question that Robert Litan asks at the end of his 47 page Brookings......  [read more]

  • Recent Black Swan Events

    Feb 2, 10 • 913 Views • No Comments

    Thinking about probable new financial regulation, I remembered Nassim Nicholas Taleb......  [read more]

  • The FCIC Sounds Good

    Jan 29, 10 • 631 Views • No Comments

    Reading Dr. Ed’s Morning Briefing (a great newsletter from Ed Yardeni–the 1/13 briefing), I was encouraged to hear about a member of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (The new FCIC website is at www.fcic.gov). One of eight commissioners......  [read more]