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Data Privacy & Data Portability Conference Registration Open

Feb 12, 2019
The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is proud to co-sponsor the Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium. Organized by students from the Michigan Technology Law Review, this event celebrates the law review’s 25th Anniversary...
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New Financial Regulation textbook to be released August 6

Jul 27, 2018
Faculty Director Michael S. Barr’s textbook, written in conjunction with Howell Jackson and Margaret Tahyar, will be released August 6. Financial Regulation: Law and Policy, 2d Only two years after the publication of the first edition...
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Amici brief: FinReg scholars defend CFPB in DC circuit case

Jul 3, 2017
On March 31, 2017, Center on Finance, Law, and Policy faculty director Michael S. Barr of University of Michigan Law School, well-known Supreme Court and appellate litigator Deepak Gupta, and Georgetown Law professor Adam Levitin, as counsel of...
CFLP Update

New Financial Regulation textbook available

Aug 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...
CFLP Update

CNBC op-ed: what Obama still needs to address

Jan 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...
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Two public/private divides revisited

Oct 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Professor Gabriel Rauterberg explores how the public/private divide in U.S. securities markets interact and questions whether the current structure is socially optimal.
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Modernizing bank merger review

Sep 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Room 1025 Jeffries Hall
  Sixty years ago, Congress established a federal pre-approval regime for bank mergers to protect consumers from then-unprecedented consolidation in the banking sector. This process worked well for several decades, but it has since atrophied, producing numerous “too big to fail” banks. Professor Kress's research contends that regulators’ current approach to evaluating bank merger proposals is poorly suited for modern financial markets. Policymakers and scholars have traditionally focused on a single issue: whether a bank merger would reduce competition. Over the past two decades, however, changes in bank regulation and market structure—including the repeal of interstate banking restrictions and the emergence of nonbank financial service providers—have rendered bank antitrust analysis largely obsolete. As a result, regulators have rubber stamped recent bank mergers, despite evidence that such deals could harm consumers and destabilize financial markets.  Professor Kress's research asserts that contemporary bank merger analysis should instead emphasize statutory factors that regulators have long neglected: whether a proposed merger would increase systemic risks, enhance the public welfare, and strengthen the relevant institutions. Professor Kress's research urges regulators to modernize their approach, and it proposes a novel framework to ensure that bank merger oversight safeguards the financial system. The proposals contained herein have far-reaching implications not only for bank regulation but also for the ongoing debate over merger policy in technology, agriculture, and other industries.

Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty

Mar 22, 2019, 8:30 am-4:00 pm EDT
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Auditorium, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Rich Cordray, founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Rohit Chopra, Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission will keynote.
Systemic Risk & Market Integrity

Financial stability

Since 2015, we have hosted an annual large-scale conference with the U.S. Office of Financial Research to convene regulators, policymakers, journalists, and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines to present research on different topics impacting financial...
Systemic Risk & Market Integrity

Algorithmic market manipulation

March 2018
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Michael Wellman, Uday Rajan, Gabriel Rauterberg, Michael S. Barr, Xintong Wang, Megan Shearer
By combining finance, machine learning, and computational game theory with law and policy, University of Michigan faculty from the College of Engineering, the Ross School of Business, the Law School, and the Ford School of Public Policy are building new models for thinking about and detecting spoofing and other...