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Prof. Hal S. Scott is holding a course information session tomorrow, Jan 14 at 6 PM for Capital Markets Regulation, taught at HKS this spring. Interested HLS are strongly encouraged to attend and enroll.

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Course description here:
Examination of the structure, competitiveness and social utility of U.S. capital markets as the basis for considering the range of proposals for financial regulatory reform growing out of the recent world-wide financial crisis. Specific topics will likely include: mechanisms for controlling risk in financial institutions, particularly capital and liquidity requirements; the unique problem of systemic risk; the Volcker Rule and activity restrictions; dealing with illiquid and insolvent institutions, including resolution authority; optimal regulatory structure; reform of securitization; regulation of derivatives trading; consumer protection; the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Money Markets Funds, Exchange Traded Funds and the Shadow Banking System; Federal Reserve capital market intervention during the COVID-19 crisis. Classes will be primarily based on interactive discussion, but will also include lectures and regular guest speakers. Required written work will be a final take-home examination, with a week between distribution and due date. Notes: This course was previously offered jointly by the Kennedy School and Law School. It may be of particular interest to students at the Kennedy School, Law School and Business School.

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