The Globalization of Securities Regulation: Competition or Coordination?

Date(s) of Conference:

Friday, March 5, 2010, 8:45am-3:45 pm


Corporate Law Center
University of Cincinnati
College of Law Room 114
Cincinnati, OH  45221


After the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, influential voices in the business, political, and academic communities expressed concern that the U.S. markets were losing their competitive advantage.  While a number of factors were identified as contributing to this decline, higher U.S. regulatory compliance costs and liability risks were, in particular, singled out.  Regulators, in turn, considered proposals that would ease barriers to entry. The 2008 financial meltdown increased awareness of the interconnectedness of markets and the importance of a coordinated approach toward securities regulation.  Thus, the Obama administration’s Financial Regulatory Reform calls for raising international regulatory standards and improving international cooperation.  As policy makers, regulators and academics consider proposals for regulatory reform, how will these considerations—competition and coordination—play out?

Contact information:

Lori Strait at


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