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Financial Regulation

The recent financial crisis has deeply affected the well-being of people across the globe and reignited interest in an old and important public policy question: How should financial markets be structured and what is the role of government regulation in ensuring that the financial system functions efficiently? Are financial crises in the US and abroad indeed inevitable? What can theory and evidence-based economic research teach us about how monetary, fiscal and tax policy should be designed?

Economists associated with the University of Minnesota have long played a central role in the analysis of financial market regulation. The Institute invests in research that engages in these questions and encourages dialogue on these topics among economic theorists, policymakers and business leaders.

Kashkari event

Ending Too Big To Fail

Seven years after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, are some banks still too big to fail? The new President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, discussed his ideas for transforming the banking industry with moderator John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNBC.
Quantitative Easing Panelists

The End of Quantitative Easing

Quantitative easing has been the topic of many a debate since it began, but experts on both sides agree that the impact – and perceived impact – of ending this intervention will play an important role in the future of the U.S. economy. Now that the Federal Open Market Committee has begun to taper its third round of quantitative easing, what lies ahead?