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What the Securities Act Got Wrong

Paul G. Mahoney

in Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226236513
eISBN:
9780226236650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236650.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Although usually described as a “full disclosure” statute, the Securities Act as initially enacted prohibited disclosures at specified times through specified media. It also divided the underwriting ... More


Goodwill Hunting: The Political Economy of Accountability for Mergers and Acquisitions

Karthik Ramanna

in Political Standards: Corporate Interest, Ideology, and Leadership in the Shaping of Accounting Rules for the Market Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210742
eISBN:
9780226210889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210889.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an insight into the political forces that determine accounting rules through a detailed examination of how accounting rules for corporate mergers and acquisitions were ... More


Why Fair Value Is the Rule: The Changing Nature of Standard Setters

Karthik Ramanna

in Political Standards: Corporate Interest, Ideology, and Leadership in the Shaping of Accounting Rules for the Market Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210742
eISBN:
9780226210889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210889.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

With auditors and industrial companies focused on their own interests in accounting rulemaking, can we rely on the FASB regulators themselves to represent the public interest? Chapter 5 explores this ... More


Do Not Tamper with the Clues: Notes on Goldman Sachs

Kathryn Lofton

in Consuming Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter offers an argument for the religious work of corporations through a specific engagement with Goldman Sachs. Common sense may suggest that there is no organization perhaps less religious ... More


Money, Money, Money

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Philadelphia's role in early American monetary systems; its central, savings, and investment banks; and its insurers. In short, the financial revolution ushered forth a stable ... More


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