Tag Archive for Dodd-Frank

thirteen ways of looking at a whale

Wallace Stevens’ Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird came to mind Friday while watching bankers and regulators testify before the Senator Levin-lead bipartisan subcommittee hearing on “JPMorgan Chase Whale Trades: A Case History of Derivatives Risks and Abuses.” I…

nailing naked nonsense

Teaching and research distractions have again kept me from blogging for a while.  I guess my defense is that learning the facts is always an important precursor to writing about them. This morning, however, I decided to divert from class…

so long, sheila bair

Sheila Bair’s five-year term as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ends today, Friday, July 8th. During her tenure, Bair racked up an impressive list of achievements. Notably, even with the recent wave of bank failures, Bair managed…

making mischief after the midterms?

On Wednesday, October 3,  the day after the midterm elections, I spoke with Nancy Marshall Genzer of Marketplace Radio.  Nancy asked me what impact the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives might have on the financial reform process.…