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  • Three new video tutorials on Knowledge Mosaic
    Blogmosaic, Chris Hitt, 9/2/2014

    We’re in the process of updating our video tutorials on Knowledge Mosaic and have just posted three new ones.  You can access them via the links below.  You can also access check for newly added videos by clicking the Videos link from our fabulous new Resource Center. The videos are just a few minutes each and […]

  • The World Meteorological Organization Would Like Just a Moment of Your Time
    The Green Mien, Peter Lohnes, 9/9/2014

    You don’t have to read the whole report which isn’t long, but is full of “facts” and “numbers” and “science” and things of that sort. Just look over the WMO’s press release about its latest greenhouse gas bulletin – the chill you feel may compensate for the heat we’re generating. The report has thorny sentences like this: […]

  • An IPO's Impact on Rival Firms
    HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, R. Christopher Small, 9/16/2014

    An initial public offering (IPO) is a major event in the life of any firm. But what does an IPO imply for the industry's future? In our paper, An IPO's Impact on Rival Firms, which was recently made publicly available on SSRN, we take a structural approach that allows different industries to progress in different ways post IPO. If one is forced to make a sweeping generalization, then this paper finds an IPO augurs in an era of reduced profits...

  • THE ORIGINS OF THE FCPA: LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT -- PART THREE
    SEC Actions Blog, Tom Gorman, 9/16/2014

    This is the third part of an occasional series. The first part is available here, while the second is here. The entire paper will be published by Securities Regulation Law Journal early next year. The foreign payments cases held the organization and the individuals involved accountable while improving corporate governance for the benefit of the shareholders in the future. A series of cases followed the initial filings.

  • Why Did SEC Commissioner Aguillar Dissent In An Enforcement Case?
    Conglomerate, David Zaring, 9/16/2014

    Enforcement cases, where the enforcers have total discretion about what to do, don't often motivate dissents from one of those enforcers, but one did recently before the SEC, in a case where a CPA CFO misstated earnings, and agreed to a Rule 102(e) suspension, or, if you like, a "wrist slap." Commissioner Aguillar thought that the CPA role was crucial.

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