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Wasting a crisis : why securities regulation fails

Author: Paul G Mahoney
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study argues that policy responses to financial crises are similar across time and place and are generally ineffective or counterproductive. Political actors, hoping to avoid blame for a financial crisis, create a 'market failure narrative' arguing that misbehaviour by securities market participants, rather than prior policy errors, was the primary cause of the crisis. Regulatory reforms are therefore designed  Read more...
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Mahoney, Paul G. (Paul Gerard), 1959-
Wasting a crisis
(DLC) 2014031054
(OCoLC)883647029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Mahoney
ISBN: 9780226236650 022623665X
OCLC Number: 904398368
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Long before the New Deal --
The blue sky laws : a tale of progressives and interest groups --
What the Securities Act got right --
What the Securities Act got wrong --
Did the SEC improve disclosure practices? --
Was market manipulation common in the pre-SEC era? --
Regulation of specific industries --
The old is new again : securities reform in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Paul G. Mahoney.

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