AboutIn the wake of the ’07-’09 U.S. financial crisis and the European debt crisis, the regulation of financial markets and institutions is evolving with almost unprecedented speed and scope. The faculty at the NYU Stern School of Business, together with other NYU colleagues, have been broadly and deeply engaged in this evolution through scholarly research and publications, interactions with policy makers, conferences and other public appearances, and writings for the popular press. Particularly notable, impactful, and timely were the publication of Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (2009) before the crisis had ran its course; Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (2010) practically in parallel with the passage of that law; and Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance (2011), well in the vanguard of structural reform of housing finance.
The Financial Policy Platform is the collection of work and activities through which NYU Stern School faculty apply their research, expertise, and experience expertise to shape thought and debate about public policy as it relates to financial markets and institutions. This website is designed to make this body of work and activities accessible to a wide audience, which ideally includes policy makers, regulators, business leaders, academics, members of the press, and concerned citizens.