SAFER: Policy Notes, Policy Briefs, and Congressional Testimony

NOTE: SAFER was active during 2009-2012. We are making these materials available here, because many of them may still be of interest.

SAFER Policy Notes provide short and accessible explanations of key topics in financial reform.

SAFER Policy Briefs provide detailed analyses for more in-depth understanding of financial reform issues.

Congressional Testimony from SAFER experts.

 

POLICY BRIEFS

21) Gerald Epstein, A Bold Initiative to Restore Central Banks as Agents of Economic Development

20) Robert Pollin & James Heintz, Comment Regarding Position Reports for Physical Commodity Swaps

19) Jane D'Arista, Comment on Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies

18) Robert Pollin, Comments Regarding Regulatory Treatment of Agricultural Swaps

17) Gerald Epstein, The Volcker Rule: Key Implementation Issues

16) Americans For Financial Reform, The Safe Banking Act: A Summary Background and FAQ

15) James Crotty, Gerald Epstein & Iren Levina, Proprietary Trading is a Bigger Deal than Many Bankers and Pundits Claim

14) James Crotty, Jane D’Arista, Gerald Epstein & Jennifer Taub, Regulations to End ‘Too Big To Fail’ Investment Banking

13) Jim Campen, Reforming Mortgage Lending

12) Rob Johnson, Reviving Confidence in the American Economy: China, Investment and the Deficit Hawks

11) Jane D'Arista, Repairing the Damage Securitization Caused

10) Arianna Huffington & Rob Johnson, Move Your Money

9) Tom Schlesinger, Federal Reserve Accountability

8) Rob Parenteau, Addressing "Too Big to Fail": It Will Take More than New Capital Requirements

7) Jennifer Taub, Dispelling the Top Ten Myths about Hedge Funds

6) Jennifer Taub, Recommendations for Reality-Based Regulatory Reform of Hedge Funds and other Private Pools of Capital

5) Arjun Jaydev & Robert Johnson, The High Costs of the Banker Bail-out: What Should Be Done?

4) Dean Baker, Jane D’Arista & Gerald Epstein, The Federal Reserve Must Counteract Asset Bubbles

3) James Crotty, Destructive Compensation Practices in Bonus-Driven Financial Firms

2) Jane D'Arista, Proposals to Regulate Proprietary Trading

1) Jane D'Arista, Leverage, Proprietary Trading and Funding Activities

 

POLICY BRIEFS

27) Jennifer Taub and Americans for Financial Reform, Comment Regarding Determination of Foreign Exchange Swaps and Forwards

26) Jennifer Taub, Comment on Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies

25) Gerald Epstein, Comment on Implementation of the 'Volcker Rule'

24) Gerald Epstein, The Volcker Rule: Rule Implementation Issues & Study Guide

23) Michael Konczal & Arjun Jayadev, Size Cap Triggers as a Key Component of Financial Resolution

22) Iren Levina, James Crotty & Gerald Epstein, Ending Too Big To Fail: Facts and Figures on Size and Concentration of U.S. Commercial and Investment Banks

21) Arjun Jayadev & Michael Konczal, Comparing Financial Reform Measures: How Does the Senate Bill Stack Up?

20) James Crotty, Gerald Epstein & Iren Levina, Proprietary Trading is a Bigger Deal than Many Bankers and Pundits Claim

19) James Crotty, Jane D'Arista, Gerald Epstein and Jennifer Taub: Regulations to End "Too Big To Fail" Investment Banking

18) Dean Baker, Robert Pollin, Travis McArthur, and Matt Sherman: The Potential Revenue from Financial Transactions Taxes

17) Robert Pollin: Financial Transaction Taxes: A Tool for Fighting Wall Street Excesses and Raising Taxes Fairly

16) James Crotty: Destructive Compensation Practices in Bonus-Driven Financial Firms

15) Thomas I. Palley: A Better Way to Regulate Financial Markets: Asset Based Reserve Requirements

14) Tom Ferguson: Too Big to Fail? A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

13) Dean Baker & Travis McArthur: The Value of the "Too Big to Fail" Bank Subsidy13) Dean Baker & Travis McArthur: The Value of the "Too Big to Fail" Bank Subsidy

12) William K. Black: Resolving Systemically Dangerous Financial Institutions

11) Arjun Jayadev & Robert A. Johnson: The High Costs of the Banker Bail-out: What should be done?

10) Rob Parenteau: Addressing “Too Big to Fail”: It Will Take More than New Capital Requirements

9) Jennifer Taub: Recommendations for Reality-Based Regulatory Reform of Hedge Funds and Other Private Pools of Capital

8) Jim Campen: Reforming Mortgage Lending

7) Gerald Epstein: Taming High Finance: Why the Obama-Geithner Plan Won’t Work

6) Tom Schlesinger: Federal Reserve Accountability

5) Robert Pollin: Credit Allocation Policies to Advance Financial Stability and Social Welfare

4) Dean Baker: Right to Rent: Responding to the Housing Crisis

3) Ahmed M. Diomande, Robert Pollin & James Heintz: Why U.S. Financial Markets Need a Public Credit Rating Agency

2) Jane D’Arista: Repairing the Damage Securitization Caused

1) Jane D’Arista: Leverage, Proprietary Trading and Funding Activities

 

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Jane D'Arista on Systemic Regulation (October 29, 2009)

William K. Black on Executive Compensation (October 28, 2009)

Robert A. Johnson on the Derivative Market (October 7, 2009)

James K. Galbraith on the Functions of the Federal Reserve (July 9, 2009)

Kathleen Keest on Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation (June 24, 2009)

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