1. White Paper: Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data

    August 5, 2016

    University of Michigan’s Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, H.V. Jagadish recently coordinated the publication of a white paper on the research challenges posed by big data.  …”While the promise of Big Data is real…there is currently a wide gap between its potential and its realization. Heterogeneity, scale, timeliness, complexity, and privacy Read more


  2. New Financial Regulation Textbook Available

    August 1, 2016

    Financial Regulation: Law and Policy, a new textbook by the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy’s Faculty Director, Professor Michael Barr, was published by Foundation Press in June 2016 and is now available!  Barr co-authored the textbook with Howell Jackson, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Margaret Tahyar, Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Read more


  3. Expanding Financial Inclusion to the Poor

    March 20, 2016

    “The financial crisis of 2008 crushed families, businesses, and the real economy, and laid bare core failings of the financial system.  For the one in seven Americans who lives in poverty, or the millions of Americans who live in fear of falling out of the middle class, these times have been particularly devastating.  These families Read more


  4. CNBC Op-Ed: What Obama still needs to address

    January 12, 2016

    On the morning of President Obama’s final State of the Union speech, CFLP Faculty Director Michael Barr discusses the unfinished work of financial reform in an op-ed posted on cnbc.com: In the past, the financial system has contributed to inequality and retarded equitable growth, rather than facilitating it…. There has been progress under the Dodd-Frank Read more


  5. Recap: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability Conference

    November 3, 2015

    On October 22-23, 2015, more than 250 regulators, policymakers, financial market participants, and academic researchers from a broad range of disciplines gathered in Ann Arbor to explore how methods from diverse fields can be used to better identify, measure, monitor, and mitigate risks in the financial system. The conference featured keynotes by Richard Berner (Office Read more


  6. US Senate Committee Testimony: Double Down, Don’t Ease Up, On Global Coordination of Financial Reform

    July 8, 2015

    In testimony submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today, Professor Michael S. Barr argues that the U.S. should not let Wall Street’s arguments for loopholes in global enforcement hamstring meaningful reform. Barr explains why global coordination is key to a safer and fairer financial system: While the process of reaching global Read more


  7. Recap: Workshop on International Financial Regulation

    June 11, 2015

    By Libby Benton Is the international financial regulatory system up to the task of overseeing the global financial system? This question, posed by Michigan Law professor Michael S. Barr, in his recent article “Who’s in Charge of Global Finance?” set the stage for the Center’s May 15 academic workshop. At the workshop, Michigan faculty gathered with scholars Read more


  8. Law and Finance Professors Submit Amicus Brief in MetLife v. FSOC

    May 26, 2015

    By Michael S. Barr & Kate Andrias Last week we filed an amicus brief in MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council on behalf of fifteen professors of law and finance with our co-authors, Professors Robert Jackson and Gillian Metzger of Columbia Law School. Metife is challenging the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (“FSOC”) designation of the firm for Read more


  9. Minority and Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, and Skills

    April 3, 2015

    The U.S. has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and vibrant capital markets, which help foster small business formation, create jobs, and increase economic growth. But, at the same time, we need to do more to ensure minority and women entrepreneurs have the same opportunities to succeed as others, argued Professor Michael S. Barr at a March 11, Read more