Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance
The NYU Stern School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world thanks to the leading academics, researchers, and provocative thinkers who call it home. In Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance, an impressive group of the Stern school’s top authorities on finance combine their expertise in capital markets, risk management, banking, and derivatives to assess the strengths and weaknesses of new regulations in response to the recent global financial crisis.
- Summarizes key issues that regulatory reform should address
- Evaluates the key components of regulatory reform
- Provides analysis of how the reforms will affect financial firms and markets, as well as the real economy
The U.S. Congress is on track to complete the most significant changes in financial regulation since the 1930s. Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance discusses the impact these news laws will have on the U.S. and global financial architecture.
PROLOGUE: A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Viral V. Acharya, Thomas Cooley, Matthew Richardson, Richard Sylla, and Ingo Walter).
PART ONE: Financial Architecture.
CHAPTER 1: The Architecture of Financial Regulation (Thomas Cooley and Ingo Walter).
CHAPTER 2: The Power of Central Banks and the Future of the Federal Reserve System (Thomas Cooley, Kermit Schoenholtz, George David Smith, Richard Sylla, and Paul Wachtel).
CHAPTER 3: Consumer Finance Protection (Thomas Cooley, Xavier Gabaix, Samuel Lee, Thomas Mertens, Vicki Morwitz, Shelle Santana, Anjolein Schmeits, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and Robert Whitelaw).
PART TWO: Systemic Risk.
CHAPTER 4: Measuring Systemic Risk (Viral V. Acharya, Christian Brownlees, Robert Engle, Farhang Farazmand, and Matthew Richardson).
CHAPTER 5: Taxing Systemic Risk (Viral V. Acharya, Lasse Pedersen, Thomas Philippon, and Matthew Richardson).
CHAPTER 6: Capital, Contingent Capital, and Liquidity Requirements (Viral V. Acharya, Nirupama Kulkarni, and Matthew Richardson).
CHAPTER 7: Large Banks and the Volcker Rule (Matthew Richardson, Roy C. Smith, and Ingo Walter).
CHAPTER 8: Resolution Authority (Viral V. Acharya, Barry Adler, Matthew Richardson, and Nouriel Roubini).
CHAPTER 9: Systemic Risk and the Regulation of Insurance Companies (Viral V. Acharya, John Biggs, Hanh Le, Matthew Richardson, and Stephen Ryan).
PART THREE: Shadow Banking.
CHAPTER 10: Money Market Funds: How to Avoid Breaking the Buck (Marcin Kacperczyk and Philipp Schnabl).
CHAPTER 11: The Repurchase Agreement (Repo) Market (Viral V. Acharya and T. Sabri Oncu).
CHAPTER 12: Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and ETFs (Stephen Brown, Anthony Lynch, and Antti Petajisto).
CHAPTER 13: Regulating OTC Derivatives (Viral V. Acharya, Or Shachar, and Marti Subrahmanyam0.
PART FOUR: Credit Markets.
CHAPTER 14: The Government-Sponsored Enterprises (Viral V. Acharya, T. Sabri Oncu, Matthew Richardson, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and Lawrence J. White).
CHAPTER 15: Regulation of Rating Agencies (Edward I. Altman, T. Sabri Oncu, Matthew Richardson, Anjolein Schmeits, and Lawrence J. White).
CHAPTER 16: Securitization Reform (Matthew Richardson, Joshua Ronen, and Marti Subrahmanyam).
PART FIVE: Corporate Control.
CHAPTER 17: Reforming Compensation and Corporate Governance (Jennifer Carpenter, Thomas Cooley, and Ingo Walter).
CHAPTER 18: Accounting and Financial Reform (Joshua Ronen and Stephen Ryan).
About the Authors.
About the Blog.
Thomas F. Cooley is Dean Emeritus and the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics at New York University Stern School of Business, as well as a Professor of Economics in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science.
Matthew P. Richardson is the Charles E. Simon Professor of Applied Financial Economics at New York University Stern School of Business.
Ingo Walter is the Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics and Vice Dean of Faculty at New York University Stern School of Business.
Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
"The crisis of 2008 confronted even well-educated Americans with
a flood of incomprehensible financial vocabulary, describing novel
financial institutions and practices most of us had never heard of
before. Now we have the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Act, designed to
provide the needed repair. Will it do so? What else will it do? How
can we even start to think about these basic questions? Regulating
Wall Street addresses these questions in a clear, direct style,
taking us through the many parts of the Act one at a time, and
providing informed, cogent economic analysis of each. A valuable
standard source for future discussion."
Robert E. Lucas, University of Chicago, 1995 Nobel Laureate
"Take the faculty of one of the best finance departments in the
world. Ask them to analyze the new U.S. legislation on financial
regulation, and to think about what the new law gets right, what it
gets wrong, and how it is likely to shape the future of the
financial system. With a bit of luck, you get this very impressive
book. An absolute must-read."
Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
"Regulating Wall Street goes a long way toward clarifying the
intent of the various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act and
evaluating both its effectiveness and limitations. The need for
effective implementation by agencies is appropriately emphasized.
Not a quick read, a useful reference work on an enormously complex
piece of legislation, dealing with an even more complex financial
Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979–1987)
“There are many villains in the story of the recent crisis
and much written to name them, describe them and even curse them. .
. If you want to know how to fix the problem, I highly
recommend ‘Regulating Wall Street,’ from New York
University’s Stern School of Business. . . In the
excellent book, ‘Regulating Wall Street,’ several of
the studies indicate that there are few synergies among financial
activities that could lead to economies of scope. The studies also
demonstrate that multiple functions in large, complex firms can
actually increase systemic risk. Moreover, they suggest that the
spun-off activities could thrive without explicit or implied
government support. The conclusion in this book is that
separating activities in this manner, together with stronger
resolution processes and better capital standards, would do much to
strengthen our financial system, making it more accountable and
Thomas M. Hoenig, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
"Readers should read Regulating Wall Street to understand why, in the face of market failures and copious evidence that Wall Street is unproductive, Congress and regulators labored mightily to resurrect the financial intermediation racket just as it existed on September 12, 2008." (Tax Notes)
“If you want to know how to fix the problem, I highly
recommend Regulating Wall Street, from New York
University’s Stern School of Business.”
Karl Denninger, Seeking Alpha
“One refreshing sign of hope for constructive change is
that economists, some of whose theories had much to do with a light
regulatory approach toward derivatives and the housing bubble, are
increasingly producing research calling for stricter guidelines
then Dodd-Frank or the Obama administration. Regulating Wall
Street presents a wide range of new research supporting
stronger regulations than Dodd-Frank recommends, such as . . . tax
proposals. . . In the prologue of Regulating Wall
Street, the editors, hardly known as progressives, remind
financiers how useful strong regulations were in the past. . . We
would be better off if the powers on Wall Street would remember. .
(New York Review)