The University of Chicago

To hold a conference on analyzing the costs and benefits of financial regulation

  • Amount $100,119
  • City Chicago, IL
  • Investigator Eric Posner
  • Initiative Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR)
  • Year 2013
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance

Funds from this grant support a conference organized by Glen Weyl and Eric Posner of the University of Chicago on “Benefit-Cost Analysis for Financial Regulation.” At the conference, economists, regulators, and lawyers will present and debate frameworks for evaluating government interventions in financial markets with the specific goal of catalyzing, collecting, and synthesizing the normative and quantitative research on the social welfare implications of rulemaking associated with the Dodd-Frank Act. Conference participants will represent a broad spectrum of practical and conceptual approaches to the issues at hand. Findings are scheduled to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Legal Studies. The hope is that such efforts can point the way toward more efficient, effective, and rational regimes for regulating the financial sector.

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