By Abel M. Mateus on April 3, 2012

Presenting a paper written by one of our directors, John D. Wolken. Prior to his affiliation with Global Economics Group, Dr. Wolken was involved with policy analysis and research as a Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. There he conducted policy and research projects on the financial services industry […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 22, 2012

The lastest Fin Reg Digest has stress, complexity, amnesia, and more:  Check it out here.

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on March 21, 2012

Rosa Abrantes-Metz, March 21, 2012 Price-fixing, bid-rigging and manipulation cases exist in varied markets and multiple jurisdictions.  Recent examples include: price-fixing in gasoline retail stations in Canada and Brazil; bid-rigging in pharmaceutical markets in Mexico; bid-rigging in municipal bonds in the United States; stock options backdating and springloading in the United States; and of course, […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 8, 2012

Hear from Geithner, Pirrong, and others: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5441f56a6eb7c6ce3d86ff33e&id=d6472e521d&e=dbfda9d963

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on March 7, 2012

The alleged London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) conspiracy and manipulation was initially flagged by two articles published in the Wall Street Journal in April and May of 2008. Shortly after, in August 2008, I released a paper, co-authored with Michael Kraten, Albert Metz, and Gim Seow, in which we applied empirical screens to identify several […]

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By Robert E. Litan on March 6, 2012

Why New Growth Companies Aren’t Going Public And Unrecognized Risks Of Future Market Disruptions Harold Bradley and Robert Litan We show here that ETFs are radically changing the markets, to the point where they, and not the trading of the underlying securities, are effectively setting the prices of stocks of smaller capitalization companies, or the […]

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