PAM 3440

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Examines financial institutions and the way that these institutions are regulated in the United States and in other countries. The course provides a history and overview of regulatory institutions, considers the intent of regulatory policies, and evaluates regulatory outcomes. An important focus is on current public policy issues relating to financial institutions regulation.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 1110. Recommended: PAM 2300.

  • Describe the motivation, evolution and experience of financial institutions regulation, from an economic perspective.
  • Compare regulation of financial institutions in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Describe and discuss specific elements of the regulation of U.S. financial institutions as contained in current legislation and rules.
  • Analyze the efficiency and distributional consequences of financial regulations, using the tools of microeconomics.
  • Describe the distinctions and interrelationships between the various regulatory agencies with oversight of U.S. financial institutions.
  • Critically analyze the performance of the U.S. financial regulatory system.

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