financial markets, market changes, shadow banking, financial regulation, systemic risk, special-purpose entities, SPEs
Banking and Finance | Law | Securities Law
To open an international conference on “Rethinking Financial Markets,” this address seeks to frame that inquiry from the perspectives of scholars in the fields of law, economics, finance, and accounting. In attempting to identify what it is about financial markets that is worth rethinking, the address focuses on market changes that increase decentralization, fragmentation, globalization, disintermediation, and funding mismatches. The address also argues that the scholarly perspectives are inherently interrelated: although scholars in each field proceed from their own toolkits, they all aim for the common normative goal of optimizing financial markets to enable capital formation.
Steven L. Schwarcz, Framing Address: A Framework for Analyzing Financial Market Transformation, 36 Seattle University Law Review 299-319 (2013).