Peter Conti-Brown

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Class of 1965 Associate Professor of Financial Regulation

3641 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

United States

Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

The Institutions of Federal Reserve Independence

32 Yale Journal on Regulation 257 (2015), Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 139
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2016
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Federal Reserve, agency independence, central bank independence, institutional design, administrative law, banking, Federal Reserve history

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Scarcity Amidst Wealth: The Law, Finance, and Culture of Elite University Endowments in Financial Crisis

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 5, p. 699, 2011, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 99
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2011
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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university endowments, financial crisis, UMIFA, UPMIFA

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Elective Shareholder Liability

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 97, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 408
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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limited shareholder liability, Dodd-Frank, systemic risk, Too-Big-To-Fail, bailouts, bankruptcy, capital adequacy requirements, financial crisis

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Liability Holding Companies

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, 2012, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 103 , Stanford Law and Economics Olin Research Paper No. 416
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 01 May 2012
Anat R. Admati, Peter Conti-Brown and Paul C. Pfleiderer
Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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liability holding companies,financial holding companies, financial institution corporate structure, corporate finance, corporate governance

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Board Diversity Matters: An Empirical Assessment of Community Reinvestment at Federal Reserve-Regulated Banks

Yale Program on Financial Stability Working Paper Forthcoming, The Wharton School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2023
Brian D. Feinstein, Peter Conti-Brown and Kaleb Nygaard
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability
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Federal Reserve, Community Reinvestment Act, corporate board diversity, mortgage lending, banking, financial institutions

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A Proposed Fat-Tail Risk Metric: Disclosures, Derivatives and the Measurement of Financial Risk

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 1461, 2010
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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OTC Derivatives, Too Big To Fail, Value-At-Risk, Risk, Disclosure, Financial Crisis, Financial Regulatory Reform

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The Twelve Federal Reserve Banks: Governance and Accountability in the 21st Century

Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 203 , Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Working Paper 10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Mar 2015
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Federal Reserve, central banking, governance, institutional design, financial regulation, monetary policy, administrative law, central bank independence, agency independence

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The Logic and Legitimacy of Bank Supervision: The Case of the Bank Holiday of 1933

Peter Conti-Brown & Sean H. Vanatta, (2021) “The Logic and Legitimacy of Bank Supervision: The Case of the Bank Holiday of 1933,” Business History Review 95, no. 1: 87–120, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680520000896.
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2023
Peter Conti-Brown and Sean Vanatta
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Glasgow - School of Social and Political Sciences
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Bank Supervision, Great Depression, Banking Holiday, Comptroller of the Currency, Legitimacy

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The Contingent Origins of Financial Legislation

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 99, pp. 145-222
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2021
Peter Conti-Brown and Brian D. Feinstein
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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financial legislation, legal history, agency design, antinovelty doctrine

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The Foreign Affairs of the Federal Reserve

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 10 May 2018
Peter Conti-Brown and David T. Zaring
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
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foreign relations, administrative law, central banking, Federal Reserve, financial regulation, international law, financial history

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Financial Crises and Legislation

Journal of Financial Crises, 2022, Vol. 4: Iss. 3, 1-59., NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 22-02
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2022
Peter Conti-Brown and Michael Ohlrogge
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and New York University School of Law
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Financial Regulation, Banking Law, Securities Law, Financial History, Political Economy

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Towards an Administrative Law of Central Banking

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2021, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 20 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2022
Peter Conti-Brown, Yair Listokin and Nicholas R. Parrillo
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Yale Law School and Yale University - Law School
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central banking, administrative law, financial regulation

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The Accidental History of the Federal Securities and Banking Laws: A Review of Michael Perino's Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 May 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2011
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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FCIC, Congressional Commissions, financial crisis, banking law, securities regulation, SEC, Pecora

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Technocratic Pragmatism, Bureaucratic Expertise, and the Federal Reserve

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 130, 2021 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 25 Dec 2020
Peter Conti-Brown, David A. Wishnick and David A. Wishnick
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Georgetown University Law CenterUniversity of Pennsylvania - Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
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Federal Reserve, central banking, bureaucracy, administrative expertise, central bank independence, Federal Reserve history

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Private Markets, Public Options, and the Payment System

37 Yale Journal on Regulation (2020)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 May 2020 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2020
Peter Conti-Brown, David A. Wishnick and David A. Wishnick
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Georgetown University Law CenterUniversity of Pennsylvania - Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
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payment system, central banking, financial regulation, Federal Reserve, real-time payments, banking, public options, administrative law, regulation

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Bankruptcy and the Macroeconomy: A New Paradigm for Governmental Response to Economic Crisis

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 23-16, Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Apr 2023 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2024
Peter Conti-Brown and David A. Skeel
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Financial markets, Economic crisis, macroeconomic stability, dysfunctional market, Federal Reserve, Bailout Regulation, debt market, Fed’s intermediation, DIP-dedicated lending, corporate bankruptcies, DIP Discount Window, fiscal-monetary response.

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Banking on a Curve: How to Restore the Community Reinvestment Act

Harvard Business Law Review, 13: 335-391, The Wharton School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2024
Peter Conti-Brown and Brian D. Feinstein
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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bank supervision, financial regulation, inequality, bank examination, community reinvestment

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Governing the Federal Reserve System after the Dodd-Frank Act

Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 2013-25
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Jan 2014
Peter Conti-Brown and Simon Johnson
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Federal Reserve System, financial regulation, Dodd Frank Act, Too Big To Fail, appointments process

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Direct Democracy and State Fiscal Crises: The Problem of Too Much Law

7 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 43 (2012), Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 113
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2012
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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bankruptcy, fiscal crises, spending clause, conditional grants, institutional design

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The Judiciary and Fiscal Crises: An Institutional Critique

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-377 , Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2390415
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
Peter Conti-Brown and Ronald J. Gilson
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Stanford Law School
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public employee pensions, California Rule, Contracts Clause

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Restoring the Promise of Federal Reserve Governance

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Jan 2020
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Federal Reserve, central banking, monetary policy, Jerome Powell

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Twitter and the Federal Reserve

Brookings Center on Regulation & Markets Working Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Peter Conti-Brown and Brian D. Feinstein
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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social media, Federal Reserve, central banks, Twitter, government communications

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Institutions: A Research Program for Law, Macroeconomics, and History

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 83, 2020
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 May 2020
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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institutions, new institutional economics, financial regulation, economic history

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Introduction: The Perennial Crisis in the American States

Introduction in edited volume, "When States Go Broke: The Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis," Cambridge University Press (2012) (Conti-Brown, P. and Skeel, D., editors)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Feb 2014
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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The Principled Leadership of Middle Management: Stephen F. Williams’s Liberal Critique of Marks

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2021
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2021
Peter Conti-Brown
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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judiciary, sentencing reform, Marks