Course Details

911: *CANCELLED* The Development of Financial Legislation

February 14-17
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The course will cover the events, policies, and people that produced the laws that govern the American financial system. The laws include the Federal Reserve Act, the Glass-Steagall Act, the federal securities laws, and the 1974 pension reform law. The course will address questions such as: Does it take a financial crash to produce reform legislation? Where do reform ideas come from? Why do financial reform laws fail to prevent the next crisis? The course will not discuss technical financial and legal matters.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: In-Person

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Matthew Fink

Matthew P. Fink is the former president of the mutual fund association, the Investment Company Institute. Fink is an honors graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School and attended the London School of Economics. He has written and lectured widely on American financial history.

Reading List:

The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation (Matthew P. Fink) | 2019: George Mason University Press | ISBN: 978-1-942695-16-5 | Recommended