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Functions and Firms: Using Activity and Entity-based Regulation to Strengthen the Financial System

Over the last year, the U.S. Treasury Department has released a series of major reports on core principles for financial regulation, which signal a move toward an activities-based approach to financial stability risk monitoring and regulation. How should regulators pursue an activities-based approach to promoting financial stability? How can our regulatory structure adapt to this approach, particularly given the rise of financial technology and emerging financial products? What kind of data do regulators need to be able to access for an activities-based approach to be effective and efficient? In addressing these challenges, what can we learn from other countries, industries, and academic disciplines?

Over the course of two days, the U.S. Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law, and Policy will bring together regulators, policymakers, lawyers, economists, financial institutions, investors, financial technology companies, and experts on data science, cybersecurity, and finance to address these questions.

R Street Scholar Alex Pollock will be speaking on November 16th, 2018. 

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