Monthly Archives: January 2013

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I had a clever post on complexity and regulation all worked out in my head but in researching it I kept coming across interesting new things, which made the post much too (of course) complex. I’m still working out some … Continue reading

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It must be nice on Planet Davos (but for the rest of us, not so much)

In researching another project yesterday, I came across two articles about the economy that seemed to describe completely different realities. The first was by Joe Weisenthal of Business Insider, and described a general consensus among the great and good of … Continue reading

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Sentiment should not be the new horizon in journalism

Cross-posted at mathbabe.org. Nate Silver’s high-profile success in predicting the 2012 election has triggered a wave of articles on the victory of data analysts over pundits. Cathy has already taken on the troubling aspects of Silver’s celebrity, so I’d like … Continue reading

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Regulating systemic risk

The Hansen framework I offered in the last post remains a good starting point for thinking about sources of systemic risk, and points to some of the problems regulators face in regulating systemic risk. This is not to say that … Continue reading

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Defining systemic risk

Systemic risk is a big topic these days for obvious reasons – the near collapse of the financial system has had profoundly bad effects on people around the world, and its continued instability is a major source of concern. Finding … Continue reading

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Two questions for Fed Governor Tarullo

Bloomberg this morning included an article on recent comments by Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo on a push by regulators to require banks to fund themselves more appropriately: Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo is pushing an agenda to regulate banks beyond … Continue reading

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Do we really want safeguards?

With the benefit of some time to think things through, I wanted to take a stab at talking about the point I didn’t address in my prior post about open data, namely on the possibility of developing appropriate safeguards for … Continue reading

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