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Regulating the Financial System During the Trump Administration

Finance / May 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ET

The future of the financial regulatory structure built through the Dodd-Frank Act and other post-crisis reforms is suddenly on the table.

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Curbing Bad Apples Won’t Erase Contagion Risk

Finance / News May 2, 2016

In the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress wisely gave regulators greater authority to address systemic risk originating outside the banking sector by letting FSOC designate nonbank firms as SIFIs.

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How will the candidates help small business?

Finance / News October 27, 2015

To this day, banks are lending less to small businesses than before the crisis, despite five years of economic recovery.

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Yellen Faces Congress Amid Direst Threat to Fed Since Dodd-Frank

Finance / News February 23, 2015

Lawmakers from both parties are demanding greater transparency and accountability from the Federal Reserve.

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Howard Baker and George Mitchell: It’s Time for Bipartisan Solutions

Archived / News November 18, 2008

During the campaign, both Barack Obama and John McCain recognized that the atmosphere in Washington has become too personalized, polarized and petty.

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Improving U.S. Insurance Regulation

Finance / April 19, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

The 2007-8 financial crisis brought significant changes to the regulation of insurance, with unprecedented intervention by the federal government and the emergence of global insurance standards.

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Global Insurance Regulatory Issues: Implications for U.S. Policy and Regulation

Finance / Research November 13, 2015

Global coordination on insurance regulatory issues is a positive dynamic, but policyholder protection should remain the top priority of regulators.

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The Big Bank Theory: Breaking Down the Breakup Arguments

Finance / Research October 28, 2014

Proposals to break up major financial institutions entail greater costs than the benefits they would provide and are potentially outright counterproductive.

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CBO Issues Stark Warning that Deficits Are Increasing Again

Ben Ritz / Blog January 27, 2016

Fiscal projections now look substantially worse than they did just last year, let alone in 2010, when a new Congress was elected on campaign promises to rein in deficits.

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Too Big to Fail: The Path to a Solution

Thomas H. Jackson, Randall D. Guynn, John Bovenzi / Research May 14, 2013

If there is one thing that all sides of the “too-big-to-fail” debate can agree on, it is that reliving the financial crisis of 2008 without an effective means of resolving all financial institutions would be unacceptable.

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