Economic Regulation

  1. Is Venture Capital Slowing in the U.S.?

    Venture capitalists are more selective in 2016, turning away from U.S. startups in ...
  2. Summers: Banking System No Safer Than 2008

    Lawrence Summers, iconoclastic former Treasury Secretary and president of Harvard, ...
  3. How Blockchain Technology Could Free Up Billions ...

    Blockchain technology could save banks billions of dollars by sharply reducing the ...
  4. Here's How the Economics of Drug Trafficking ...

    As the debate about the war on drugs continues, a look at the economic costs of illicit ...
  5. The Economic Effects of Food Shortages

    Learn about the effects of food shortages on the economy and social order, and why ...
  6. What is Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry?

    Adverse selection impacts the markets for health insurance and automobile insurance, ...
  1. How Blockchain Technology Could Free Up Billions ...

    Blockchain technology could save banks billions of dollars by sharply reducing the ...
  2. The Economic Effects of Food Shortages

    Learn about the effects of food shortages on the economy and social order, and why ...
  3. What is Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry?

    Adverse selection impacts the markets for health insurance and automobile insurance, ...
  4. BofA Passes Fed's Stress Test (BAC)

    To Moynihan's credit, the CEO did what was necessary this time to get a passing grade. ...
  5. Europeans Grow Frustrated With Russian Sanctions ...

    The French Senate voted last week in favour of a non-binding agreement to urge the ...
  6. Chinese Government Propping up Manufacturing ...

    The Chinese government is increasing its support of the country's manufacturing sector, ...
  1. What are the disclosure requirements for a private placement?

    Learn about the SEC rules for disclosure requirements in private placement offerings, and understand what type of information ...
  2. How is trading volume regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

    Learn about how the SEC uses the trading volume formula as one requirement for an exemption to the ban on the resale of restricted ...
  3. Has deregulation helped or hurt the profitability of companies in the telecommunications ...

    Read about the impact of deregulation on the U.S. telecommunications sector, particularly with regards to the profits of ...
  4. What level of reserve ratios is typical for an insurance company to protect against ...

    Read about the NAIC-inspired risk-based capital, or RBC, requirements imposed on American insurance companies to safeguard ...
Hot Definitions
  1. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that decreased and eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity ...
  2. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  3. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  4. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
  5. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe Ratio is a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return, and this ratio has become the industry standard for such ...
  6. Death Taxes

    Taxes imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone's estate upon their death. These taxes are levied on the ...
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