Derek Reinbold  //  4/30/17  //  Topic Update

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Treasury Department to review certain regulations associated with Dodd-Frank (CNN Money, NYT).

  • At Vox, Matt Yglesias argues that these executive orders are “the nail in the coffin of Trump’s economic populism.”
  • At Cato@Liberty, Chris Edwards evaluates Canada’s experience with a reduced corporate tax rate.
  • Mark Allen argues in The Hill that Congress and the Trump administration should consider effective tax rates when evaluating tax reform proposals.

Congressional Republicans have introduced legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank banking regulations (WaPo).

President Trump doesn’t intend to release his tax returns, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (WaPo).

An index of financial regulations indicates that, in the first months of the Trump administration, the pace of regulatory changes and enforcement actions is down significantly from the Obama administration (The Hill).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Senate confirmed Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve chair.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Federal Reserve vice chairman urged central banks to "tread cautiously" with digital currencies.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Update | Week of October 30, 2017

11/6/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration has taken dozens of deregulatory executive actions. Thanks to a series of resignations, President Trump has a rare opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve’s board of governors.