Tag Archives: Regulation

Developing a Novel Conceptual Tax Regulatory Framework for Crypto Tokens  

By | January 29, 2024

The notions behind decentralized virtual currency were developed over a long period of time and decades before the introduction of Bitcoin, the first cryptographic virtual currency, in 2008. To a certain extent, they express the idea of “denationalization of money,” which represents a significant part of the work of the Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek from… Read More »

Regulatory Transparency and Regulators’ Effort: Evidence from Public Release of the SEC’s Review Work 

By | January 18, 2024

Regulators face near-zero competition and exit threats. Thus, agency problems are more likely to occur when information asymmetry exists between regulators and constituents (Stiglitz 1999; Coffee 2007). If information asymmetry exacerbates moral hazard in the regulatory context, then the question is whether regulatory transparency can reduce moral hazard and improve regulator accountability. After all, regulators… Read More »

How can tax rules shape the global market for corporate control and overall economic growth? The case of anti-loss trafficking rules

By | January 17, 2024

2021 saw a remarkable surge in the global market for corporate control, with a record number of 65,000 mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Among other factors, tax rules play an important role in shaping the probability and structure of M&A transactions. In 2008, the temporary suspension of limitations on tax loss transfers led to a substantial… Read More »

Regulating Choice Architecture with Behavioral Audits

By | January 16, 2024

Regulation of behavioral science is coming. The Biden Administration has committed to tackling “junk fees” which emerge from deceptive, online behavioral design practices, as has the Federal Trade Commission. In the UK, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is increasingly concerned with harms arising from ‘behavioral design’ and ‘choice architecture’. So too is the European… Read More »

Corporate Sustainability Reporting And Blockchain  

By | January 10, 2024

Fostering sustainability in financial and economic activity has become one of the key priorities of policymakers and regulators around the world. In this direction, the recently enacted Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)1 is a cornerstone of the European Union’s policy to achieve a sustainable economy, environment, and society. Through greater disclosure and transparency, the CSRD… Read More »

The Real Problem from Trading by Politicians: Information Sharing that Erodes Market Efficiency 

By | December 22, 2023

Trading by politicians is increasingly scrutinized, with recent legislation prohibiting trading by politicians being introduced in Congress. There have been numerous scandals involving insider trading, such as trading prior to COVID lockdowns or trading ahead of government contract awards or FDA reports. Some politicians, however, claim that restrictions on their trading violates their economic freedom… Read More »

Are public health policies associated with corporate innovation? Evidence from U.S. nonsmoking laws 

By | December 12, 2023

Fostering a culture of innovation is paramount for the sustained growth of the global economy. Achieving innovative outcomes, however, is not easy. Prior research has extensively examined the effect of various regulations, firm characteristics, and incentive structures that are designed to increase innovation, many of which have limited effect. We add to this research by… Read More »

Antitakeover Regulation in China: Shortcomings and the Urgency for Reform 

By | November 30, 2023

China’s meteoric rise as a global economic powerhouse has thrown its financial market regulations into sharp focus. In particular, the country’s antitakeover laws have been the subject of intense scrutiny. My recent paper  examines these laws and the issues surrounding them, highlighting their shortcomings and underscoring the pressing need for reforms. Furthermore, it provides comprehensive… Read More »

Balancing Act: Regulators’ Dilemma in Climate-Related Disclosures 

By | November 2, 2023

Climate change is undeniably a significant and looming threat, impacting both the global environment and  the stability of our economies and financial sector. There is an immediate and pressing need to comprehensively assess and effectively manage this multifaceted risk. Recently, we’ve seen a proactive response from regulatory bodies and standard-setting organizations worldwide, as they’ve taken… Read More »

Uncle Sam’s Stimulus and Crypto Boom 

By | October 26, 2023

On July 9, 2020, a criminal complaint was filed against Joshua Thomas Argires, a Houston business owner, for submitting materially false loan applications to obtain and misuse funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Around May 2020, Mr. Argires opened an account in the name of Texas Barbecue at Coinbase and began trading crypto, ultimately… Read More »