This guide is meant to help you find laws and information on regulating financial institutions; the goal is to provide useful (but not exhaustive) resources.
Good research requires analysis and synthesis of information, and no one resource will likely provide sufficient information or data on any given topic.
While conducting your research, you may want to explore:
Laws and regulations governing financial institutions
Government and advocacy groups focusing on financial institutions
Practice and study aids, i.e., regulating financial institutions treatises
News sources, including blogs
For many of these databases, you will need your Harvard Key or University ID and PIN. For others, you may need to register with your Harvard email address to gain access. If you have any trouble accessing a database, please contact the library.
For more ideas email Lisa Lilliott.
Title 12: Banks & Banking
Title 13: Business & Credit Assistance
Title 16: Commercial Practices
Title 17: Commodity and Security Exchanges
Title 31: Money and Finance: Treasury
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC)
Nearly 80% of the rulemaking provisions of Dodd-Frank assign responsibilities to four agencies: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Dodd-Frank also created within the US Treasury, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC).
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Law, Explanation and Analysis (2010)
Recommended for an overview of the law, with explanations on particular legislation and potential regulation.