Legal History: History of American Economic Regulation

Legal History: History of American Economic Regulation

Professor Kenneth Mack
Spring 2014 course
M, T 1:30pm - 3:00pm in WCC Room 3008
3 classroom credits

This course examines the history of American economic regulation, focusing on the history of banking, corporate, anti-trust and administrative law. It will focus in particular on the history of banking and financial regulation beginning with the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913, continuing through the New Deal reforms of the banking and financial system and the movement for deregulation beginning in the 1970s. Finally, we will survey recent proposals to regulate banks and other financial institutions. The course will examine the intellectual, social and institutional history of economic regulation.

Subject Areas: Legal History, Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law