Posts Tagged ‘Financial Regulation’

Rajoy’s Plan for Spain: Conviction or Necessity?

Rajoy’s Plan for Spain: Conviction or Necessity?
The election of Spain’s new President of Government, Mariano Rajoy, has produced quite a few expectations. His plan seems to go against the tide on some focal points regarding the problems of the European Crisis. Rajoy’s government has been described as the only government in Europe that...
December 28th, 2011 | Commentary, Scholars' Corner | Read More

The Only Financial Regulation You’ll Ever Need

The Only Financial Regulation You’ll Ever Need
Financial industry regulation has been a hot topic in the wake of the Panic of 2008 and ensuing recession. Many pundits blamed the crisis on a vaguely-defined concept of “deregulation.” Over the years, they argue, governmental oversight of financial institutions was reduced, allowing banks—especially...
March 28th, 2011 | Scholars' Corner | Read More

“Why Financial Regulation is Doomed to Fail” – Econlog

“Why Financial Regulation is Doomed to Fail” – Econlog
“Financial regulation may be the cleanest test of regulation in general, in the sense that if regulation works anywhere, it should work in the financial sector. Here, regulatory transparency is high: Banks report vast quantities of data to regulators, and regulators are easily able to check and...
March 16th, 2011 | Future of Money, Popular Articles | Read More

Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis

Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis
“About seventy percent of American households own their own homes, and for many their homes represent the majority of their net worth. As evident by the cascading mortgage market meltdown and widespread defaults and financial bankruptcies, housing policy not only affects the quality of community...
February 23rd, 2011 | Books, Future of Money, History of Money, State of Money | Read More

“More Than Just Greed” – Miron

“More Than Just Greed” – Miron
“In asking whether the recent financial crisis could have been avoided, the crucial fact is that crises of various flavors have occurred for centuries in countries around the world. Thus, any explanation based mainly on recent factors — subprime lending, derivatives trading, or financial deregulation...
February 17th, 2011 | Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More