Stern Program for Undergraduate Research

Research ID: RS000106
Research Title: The People Behind the Unintended Consequences
Description: Viral Acharya and I are writing about the unintended consequences of regulation of financial markets in the United States. To popularize our work, we intend to weave into this regulatory history the lives of important players in business, government, and academics. For example, the careers of John Reed and Sandy Weil, who spent almost all of their careers in traditional banking and non-bank financial services, respectively, are ideal to dramatize the forces leading up to the mergers creating Citigroup and the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

The project will consist of researching the lives and careers of identified individuals from published and internet sources. The final report will be 1) a brief biography and timeline for each individual and 2) a bibliography and catalog of sources. The exact individuals to be studies is still being determined.

Students should have some understanding of financial markets and the ability to write well. Students will be expected to work regularly throughout the semester on this project.
Relevant Areas of Study: Finance
Global Business
Management and Organizations
Pre-requisites: Some knowledge of financial markets; writing skills.
Start Semester: Spring 2014
Credits Per Semester: 2.0
Faculty Member: Bruce Tuckman (
Department Affilation: Finance
Contact: Bruce Tuckman (
Expired On: 05-31-2014