SYNOPSIS

A concurrent session at the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting featured the panel discussion “Financial Market Regulation and Opportunities for Accounting Research.” Structuring their comments around their unique interests and expertise, the panelists covered diverse topics on the regulation of financial markets and financial institutions, including current activities of the primary financial market regulators responsible for accounting and auditing oversight, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the financial regulation of financial institutions from an economist's perspective. This paper summarizes the panelists' prepared remarks, which were followed by questions and comments from the audience.

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