Economic Perspectives

A professional journal containing articles on economics, monetary theory and policy, payments systems, banking and finance, based in the Chicago, Illinois, region.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall

Dodd-Frank Act Implementation: Well into It and No Further Ahead
A parlor game that we have inflicted on our family and friends involves one person reading the first line of a book while the others try to guess the title and author. For example, here is one that some of you would get right away, although it might...
Dodd-Frank: Content, Purpose, Implementation Status, and Issues
Introduction and summary As financial regulation evolved over the past 80 years, it became common to introduce new legislation with the claim that "this is the most significant regulatory reform since the Great Depression and the Banking Act of...
Implementing Dodd-Frank: Identifying and Mitigating Systemic Risk
The 2008 financial crisis revealed some basic flaws in our financial system and in our financial regulatory framework. Specifically, the crisis demonstrated that the failure or the material financial distress of some of our largest, most complex firms...
Implementing Dodd-Frank: Orderly Resolution
I would like to take the opportunity to discuss one of those challenging issues--the orderly resolution of systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provided important new authority...
Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act: Progress to Date and Recommendations for the Future
I know that I don't have to tell you that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been extraordinarily busy in its efforts to fulfill the regulatory mandates of the Dodd--Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. As of May 2011,...
Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act
In this article, I review some of the main findings described in Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance, which I co-edited. (1) As such, this article is based on the work of 40 or so faculty members and...
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