Mason Paper Published by EU Parliament

Joseph Mason head shot

Professor Joseph Mason

October 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE – LSU Department of Finance Professor Joseph Mason’s paper, “Overview and Structure of Financial Supervision and Regulation in the U.S.,” was recently published by the European Parliament’s Policy Department on Economic and Scientific Policy.

The publication is available in full.

The study distinguishes “regulation” and “supervision” in the United States and provides a concise overview of the structure of U.S. financial supervision. It was conducted by request of the EU’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs with the aim of facilitating understanding of the “complex U.S. system of financial supervision.”

“I am particularly proud of this publication. This is one of a handful of papers that discuss financial supervision as opposed to regulation,” Mason said. “The paper is the product of almost three years of work with Parliamentary staff to help them understand U.S. supervisory structures.

“This work helped point out to members of EU Parliament the complexity and legal and cultural path dependence of the U.S. system. The paper is similar to a Federal Reserve Board Staff Study that is held as an authoritative work that has been prepared upon request and subjected to peer review for purposes of guiding national and supra-national policy.”

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business