Origins of the Financial Markets Meltdown, the Need for Financial Reform, and the Dodd-Frank Bill Response

Citation:

Larry Beeferman. 1/2011. “Origins of the Financial Markets Meltdown, the Need for Financial Reform, and the Dodd-Frank Bill Response.” Commissioned for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems. Publisher's Version
Origins of the Financial Markets Meltdown, the Need for Financial Reform, and the Dodd-Frank Bill Response

Abstract:

This paper reviews: (1) what typically are seen as important near- or short-term causes linked to the financial crisis, (2) the kinds of individual and institutional behaviors that many believe contributed to these causes, (3) the most important among the provisions of recently enacted financial markets reform legislation – the Dodd-Frank Act – ostensibly calculated to change those behaviors, and (4) some critical perspective on whether the provisions are suited to the task.
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