796 20 A - Seminar - Capital Market
Professor: Steven M. Davidoff
Semester: 2008 Autumn
Second Writing? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
In this seminar we will consider current academic thinking about capital markets. Topics include the regulatory structure of the U.S. capital markets, explanations for variance in capital markets regimes around the world, arguments for and against mandatory disclosure schemes, current thinking on jurisdictional competition in producing securities regulation, market failure and systemic risk, the global competition for listings, the global trend towards harmonization of securities regulation, the role of institutional investors and venture capital, the macro- and micro- risks and benefits of hedge funds, the market of corporate control, and the role of short-selling and derivatives in our capital markets.
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