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July 29, 2009

Financial Markets
Regulation of Retirement Saving

Overview Retirement saving is undergoing a fundamental change as employers shift from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) accounts. Defined contribution pla…

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February 22, 2010

Corporate Governance
Regulation of Executive Compensation in Financial Services

Overview Many people argue that inappropriate compensation policies in financial companies contributed to the global financial crisis. Some say the overall level of pay was too high. Others critic…

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April 29, 2009

Financial Markets
A Systemic Regulator for Financial Markets

Overview Financial regulations in almost all countries are designed to ensure the soundness of individual institutions, principally commercial banks, against the risk of loss on their assets. This…

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February 1, 2016

Corporate Governance
Quality Control: Federal Regulation Policy

The United States used to be the trailblazer in regulatory reform. But the rest of the rich world has caught up. This Progress Report and Scorecard from the Renewing America initiative outlines the current state of federal regulation in the United States and charts ways the U.S. regulatory management system could be improved.

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April 5, 2001

Agricultural Policy
The Regulation of GMOs in Europe and the United States

Overview This paper was prepared for a workshop on trans-Atlantic differences in GMO regulation sponsored by the Council of Foreign Relations. It draws in part on an unpublished paper, "Apples and…

February 4, 2011

Financial Markets
Improving Energy Market Regulation

Overview Highs and volatile energy prices have driven the regulation of commodity financial markets to the forefront of the U.S. and G20 policy agendas, including the upcoming 2011 G20 meeting in …

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October 28, 2009

Economic Crises
Improving Resolution Options for Systemically Relevant Financial Institutions

Overview There are critical holes in the existing regulatory framework for handling large complex financial institutions that become impaired. This uncertainty makes it difficult for regulators to…

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February 19, 2009

Financial Markets
A New Information Infrastructure for Financial Markets

Overview Information about prices and quantities of assets lies at the heart of well-functioning capital markets. In the current financial crisis, it has become clear that many important actors—bo…

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April 1, 2009

Financial Markets
Reforming Capital Requirements for Financial Institutions

Overview This Working Paper, the second in a series from the Squam Lake Working Group distributed by the Center for Geoeconomic Studies, argues that regulators consider systemic effects when setti…

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April 7, 2010

Economic Crises
Prime Brokers and Derivatives Dealers

Overview Runs by prime-brokerage clients and derivatives counterparties were a central cause of the global financial crisis. These runs precipitated the failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brother…

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