Matt Bodie's Posts

Congrats to SMU and my coauthor! (April 13, 2016)

Just wanted to say congratulations to both the SMU Dedman School of Law and my coauthor Grant Hayden on Grant's... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

Book Club: Balancing Technocracy with Democracy (March 18, 2016)

A thesis: Fed appointees cannot have the expertise necessary to do their job without also being wed to some of... (Category: Book Club)

Book Club: Is it okay to "Bork" a Federal Reserve appointee? (March 16, 2016)

I wanted to start off our book club on Peter Conti-Brown's engaging and thoughtful book, "The Power and Independence of... (Category: Book Club)

New Legal Podcast: SLU Law Summations (February 22, 2016)

Despite the huge growth in podcasting, there has not been a big boom in ongoing law professor pods -- at... (Category: Podcasting)

Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life (February 09, 2016)

Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of... (Category: Current Affairs, Financial Crisis, Politics)

You are your employer (February 03, 2016)

. . . when it comes to the company's reputation. At least, that's what I argue in this piece over... (Category: Employees)

The Los Angeles Rams and the End of Professional Football in the Gateway City (January 14, 2016)

The Rams are moving back to L.A. I think most of the country doesn't care or is vaguely happy for... (Category: Current Affairs, Sports)

The 100th for the Chairman of the Board (December 14, 2015)

Over the weekend Frank Sinatra would have turned 100. Although much of his act and image seem hopelessly -- often... (Category: Art & Culture, Current Affairs, Music)

"The Big Short" is coming to town (December 08, 2015)

If you're reading this blog, this is probably old news, but Michael Lewis's angled take the 2008 financial crisis will... (Category: )

How the Other Half Banks: Banking and Blame (December 02, 2015)

I will echo the praise of the prior contributors: this is a really well-written book, packed full with insightful and... (Category: Book Club, Financial Institutions)

The Bogeyman of Union Shareholders (December 01, 2015)

Workers have become so divorced from the "corporation," in the eyes of many corporate law and finance scholars, that efforts... (Category: Corporate Governance)

The Psych Lab Goes to Hollywood (November 03, 2015)

There's a new movie out on the Milgram experiments -- the ones where subjects were told, calmly and patiently, to... (Category: Film, Popular Culture)

Seth Harris to head the Fantasy Sports Control Agency (October 29, 2015)

For-profit fantasy sports have taken a huge leap forward in the last year or so, with ads for daily/weekly fantasy... (Category: Business Ethics, Gambling, Games)

Congrats to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (October 23, 2015)

The newly-renamed school announced a $100 million gift yesterday from J.B. and M.K. Pritzker. The funds will be put to... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

AB InBev Gets Even Bigger (October 15, 2015)

The board at SABMiller PLC has formally accepted (right under the wire) the buyout offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV for... (Category: Corporate Law, M&A)

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