By Abel M. Mateus on October 10, 2013

We go to extremes in this Fin Reg Digest – asking whether regulators actions are bordering on mania, looking at the difficulties of being a small bank or the CFPB, but then mellowing out by looking at Financial Regulations and how they may, or may not, impact legalized marijuana. Check it all out here.

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on October 8, 2013

In the Fall 2013 issue of the ABA’s Exchange, Kristiyana Teodosieva  and I ask “What’s to be Done with Rating Agencies?” Inaccurate ratings by CRAs is a problem of quality that stems not from a lack of competition among CRAs, but from the monopsony power in the structured finance market, a power which leads to rating shopping. […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on September 26, 2013

Five years ago, Lehman Brothers went under, triggering a global economic crisis. We put together a special anniversary issue with commentary by people who lived through it and are now looking back: Fin Reg Digest of Sept. 26

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on September 23, 2013

Are major aluminum players colluding to drive up the price of this metal, crucial to the production of everything from beer cans to airplanes? A first look at the empirical evidence, combined with an analysis of the structure and incentives in this market, suggests that this possibility is worth the authorities’ attention. At the least, […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on September 12, 2013

This week we post comments on such weighty matters as the endless discussion of the new Fed Chair, morality, retaliation, the economic crisis’ 5th birthday, and financial advisors: Enjoy!

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By Abel M. Mateus on August 29, 2013

Our Fin Reg Digest looks at the ever-increasing heated “campaign” for the next Fed Chair, along with remuneration and trade issues. Check it all out here.

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