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The Hearing: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Reforming International Financial Regulation

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School professor David Zaring filed this guest blog post: Any vision of financial reform must grapple with the globalization of both finance and the regulation of it.  Consider the current financial crisis.  In 2008 alone, the...

By Terri Rupar  |  July 2, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Regulation  
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Hoenig Takes a Stand

It is fair to say that most of us have never heard of – and never hear from – presidents of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors, make up the Federal Reserve System. Thomas...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 30, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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State vs. Federal Banking Regulators in Our Imperfect World

Yesterday, in Cuomo v. Clearing House Association, the Supreme Court ruled that states could sue financial institutions for failing to comply with state laws, even if they were in compliance with federal regulations. Like many Supreme Court opinions, this one...

By James Kwak  |  June 30, 2009; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Banking , Regulation  
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What About Insurance?

It looks like the administration is serious about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. The Treasury Department sent a draft bill to Congress, and while I haven't read the full 150 pages, what I've heard about it sounds good to me;...

By James Kwak  |  June 30, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Regulation  
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Making Financial Regulation Work: The Elephants of Banking

This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." The guest post is from Shawn Bayern, assistant professor of law at Florida State University, and Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University. Two...

By Tim Lawson  |  June 29, 2009; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Banking , Regulation  
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