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PhD Symposium: Financial Market Research and Policy Developments

The Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business is pleased to host its second doctoral student symposium designed for Ph.D. candidates in finance, accounting, economics, and related disciplines, who are in the process of developing a financial markets research program. Students will engage researchers from leading universities, industry, and regulatory agencies to […]

Why Markets Should Stay Open

Dispelling the ostrich theory of market regulation Closing your eyes is a natural response to being scared. My kids do it during movies. And when I was a kid, I was taught that Ostriches do it when they sense danger. But the head-sand bury is a myth. [1] It is no more true than the […]

PhD Symposium Speaker Affiliations and Program 2020

9:55 am EDT / 6:55 am PDT / 2:55 pm BST. Introductory remarks• Scott Bauguess, University of Texas at Austin 10:00 a.m. Plenary 1 – The role of academic research in navigating the current crisis• Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor of the IMF• James Poterba, MIT and President of NBER• Jeremy Stein, Harvard University• Sheridan Titman, […]

PhD Symposium Speaker Affiliations and Program 2021

PROGRAM The two-day program will host four plenary sessions (all students) and eight special tracks (students select two) centered on unique areas of financial market regulation. Each track will host a 90-minute student paper presentation session and a 60-minute panel discussion on current industry trends and potential regulatory issues/considerations. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 Welcoming address at 9:55 […]

How will the SEC Respond to the March 9 Trading Halt?

Increasing fears over the coronavirus have combined with the emerging threat of an oil price war to trigger the first significant market-wide trading halt in 30 years. Circuit breaker rules were originally conceived following another Monday panic: the October 19 crash of 1987. Already there is discussion about broader SEC intervention. Bloomberg News had a […]

Financial Market Regulation

Promoting the relevance of academic research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of financial market regulation. Director Scott W. Bauguess Through events, analysis, and commentary, the program on financial markets regulation aims to elevate the role evidence-based decision making in the policy development process. Bringing the rigor of peer-reviewed research to decision-makers can mitigate the […]

Regulation GameStop

Scott W. BauguessDirector, Program on Financial Markets Regulation, Salem Center for Policy What new regulation will GameStop bring? As the media dust settles and public interest begins to wane, the potential policy implications from the GameStop short squeeze have only just started. Congress is about to hold hearings with some of the players involved, and […]

Wachtell Lipton Calls for Urgent Action on Short Selling

But the signatories fail to give evidence why, following a disturbing trend. Earlier this week, many European regulators banned short selling. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued an official opinion agreeing with the prohibitions. [1] Spain, Belgium, Italy, Greece, and France now restrict various forms of the practice. The U.K. was forced to […]