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Jasmin Sethi

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Another Role For Securities Regulation: Expanding Opportunity, Jasmin Sethi Dec 2010

Another Role For Securities Regulation: Expanding Opportunity, Jasmin Sethi

Jasmin Sethi

Securities regulation can be justified on a number of grounds, but historically, expanding opportunities for wealth accumulation across sectors of the population has not been a justification given credence. This paper examines the implications of integrating an opportunities based perspective in evaluating securities regulation for policy decisions. I demonstrate how the policy implications of such a perspective are often distinct from those implicated by other approaches, such as a public welfare approach to securities regulation. In this article, I apply this perspective and what we know about human behavior to examine how securities policy could be shaped by an opportunities-based ...