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The Unintended Consequences of Regulation

The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism presents a lecture by Prof. Ahmed Taha, "The Unintended Consequences of Regulation".

To protect investors and consumers, legislatures and regulatory agencies often require sellers of certain consumer and investment products to provide disclosures about the products. Although these disclosures are intended to affect investor and consumer behavior in particular ways, they also can have unintended consequences. Prof. Taha will discuss the design and results of several experiments examining the effects of particular mandatory disclosures and whether they can be made more effective.

Prof. Ahmed Taha, who holds a JD and PhD in economics from Stanford University, is a professor of law at Pepperdine University and the faculty co-director of the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. Prof. Taha previously taught at Wake Forest University School of Law, served as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, a litigation associate with Wilson Sonsini, and a corporate finance analyst at McKinsey. His research has focused on the ways that disclaimers and other regulatory attempts to curb misleading practices can result in unintended effects, and his articles have examined rebates, mutual fund disclosures, securities endorsements, and more.

Tuesday, November 12 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium (lower level)
4PPC+HQ Winston-Salem, Winston, NC

Event Type

Speakers, Lectures

Departments

School of Business, Academic Centers / Institutes, BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, MS in Management, Undergraduate, Faculty/Staff

Target Audience

Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students

Website

http://capitalism.wfu.edu

Contact name

Matthew Phillips

Contact email

phillimt@wfu.edu

Contact phone number

336.758.2537

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