Professor Howell E. Jackson

Background Materials on Current Projects

Posted in this section of my website are background materials related to current research projects.

Program for Section on Securities Regulation: Do the Benefits of Securities Regulation in the United States Warrant the Costs?

AALS Conference
Washington, D.C.
January 4, 2006
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Background Readings:

Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School, Variation in the Intensity of Financial Regulation: Preliminary Evidence and Potential Implications (Aug. 2005) (PDF)

Edward Sherwin, Harvard Law School '05: The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: What the SEC Ignores in the Rulemaking Process, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It. (Draft as of December 19, 2005)

Presentation of Papers:

Anita Anand, Queen's University, Ontario, and Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School: An Analysis of Enabling vs Mandatory Corporate Governance Structures Post Sarbanes-Oxley (For current drafts of these papers, contact Professor Anand at "Anita Anand" aa7@post.queensu.ca); Voluntary vs Mandatory Corporate Governance Regulation: Theory & Evidence(Co-authored with Frank Milne and Lynnette Purda) (Draft as of December 21, 2005)

Richard Booth, University of Maryland School of Law: Who Should Recover What In a Securities Fraud Class Action? (December 2005)

Elizabeth Brown, University of St. Thomas School of Law: A Preliminary Look at State Structures for Regulating Financial Services (paper not available)

Peter Huang, James Beasley Law School, Temple University: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation: Process Concerns and Emotional Impact Analysis (Draft as of December 15, 2005)

Moderator: Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School
Commentator: Erik Sirri, former SEC Chief Economist

Discussion Group: Do We have Too Much Securities Litigation?

Don Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center
Hillary Sale, University of Iowa - College of Law
Adam Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School
Randall Thomas, Vanderbilt University Law School

Social Security Reform

Illustrations of Swedish disclosure  (pdf 107K)

Memo to Robert Clark on Trustee Report