In a working paper published by the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor David Murphy recommended improvements to regulatory review, and used the requirement of mandatory clearing of OTC derivatives as a case study.
In a Swiss Institute Research paper, finance professors found that trading volumes are larger and transaction costs are higher in the "dealer-to-client" trades than "interdealer trades" of the credit default swaps market.
In an interview conducted by CFTC Chief Market Intelligence Officer Andrew Busch, Harvard Law Professor Dr. Hal Scott discussed the 2008 financial crisis and where he sees financial market regulation heading in the U.S.
FINRA reported findings from a George Washington University School of Business study on student loan debt. The study examined the implications of student loan debt for borrowers and the overall economy.
The disclosure and dissemination of mine safety information mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act improves safety performance, but also causes an overall decline in productivity according to a new paper released by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Legal academics argued that the SEC estimate that the Conflict Minerals Rule would cost the industry between $3-4 billion in the first year alone "rested on inapt and unsound economic models and empirical work."
In a policy paper titled "In Defense of Derivatives: From Beer to the Financial Crisis," New York University Clinical Professor of Finance Bruce Tuckman extolled the benefits of derivatives. "Policies that recognize the usefulness of derivatives and of holistic risk management and supervision," he wrote, "will encourage businesses to use derivatives appropriately and, at the same time, reduce systemic risk."
In their research paper titled "The Information Content and Investor Reaction to SEC Disclosures by Foreign Firms," SEC Senior Financial Economist Audra L. Boone and Assistant Professors Kathryn Schumann and Joshua T. White investigated the frequency and content of information supplied by foreign firms through SEC Form 6-K disclosure requirements.
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