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  • Jan Kregel

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This policy brief by Senior Scholar and Program Director Jan Kregel builds on an earlier analysis (Policy Note 2012/6) of JPMorgan Chase and the actions of the "London Whale," and what this episode reveals about the larger risks inherent in the financial system. It is clear that the Dodd-Frank Act failed to prevent massive losses by one of the world's largest banks. This is undeniable evidence that work remains to be done to reform the financial system. Toward this end, Kregel reviews the findings of a recent report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and expands on the lessons that we can draw from the evolution of the London Whale episode.

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Paper provided by Levy Economics Institute in its series Economics Public Policy Brief Archive with number ppb_129.

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Handle: RePEc:lev:levppb:ppb_129

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  1. Jan Kregel, 2011. "Will restricting proprietary trading and stricter derivatives regulation make the US financial system more stable?," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 64(258), pages 227-247.
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