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Regulatory Rule #2: Insurance Products Need to be Regulated (October 17, 2008)

Let’s again consider the scenario in which you are running an agency charged with overseeing financial markets, and you want... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Regulatory Rule #1: Don’t Panic (October 17, 2008)

Suppose that you were running an agency charged with overseeing financial markets, and you were concerned that a situation similar... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Are fear and greed a result, rather than a cause, of gyrations in the stock market? (October 15, 2008)

We have all heard the folklore: share prices are largely determined by the constant struggle between fear and greed, bulls... (Category: Financial Crisis)

One Complaint with Partnoy (October 13, 2008)

Professor Frank Partnoy should be applauded for presciently considering many of the topics that the recent financial crisis has brought... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Circuit Breakers? Failed Regulation after the 1987 Crash (October 12, 2008)

In the last post, I described how portfolio insurance, the main culprit in the October, 1987 stock market crash, led... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Why Markets Crash: Lessons from October, 1987 (October 11, 2008)

As I suggested in my introductory post, the market crash on October 19, 1987 (at over 22% still the largest... (Category: Financial Crisis)

This Week’s Market Crash and Appropriate Regulatory Responses (October 10, 2008)

One of the consequences of the subprime meltdown and subsequent stock market decline this past week is certain: there will... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Should the Fed and Treasury be filing 8-K’s? (October 09, 2008)

As the US government behaves more and more like a private investor, the question of how its market activities should... (Category: Miscellany)

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