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Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Stephen M. Bainbridge


The years from 2000 to 2010 were bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, which was directed at core aspects of corporate governance. At the end of the decade came the bursting of the housing bubble, followed by a severe credit crunch, and the worst economic downturn in decades. In response, Congress passed the Dodd–Frank Act, which changed vast swathes of financial regulation. Among these changes were a number of significant corporate governance reforms. This book as ... More

Keywords: economic crisis, dotcom bubble, Sarbanes–Oxley Act, corporate governance, housing bubble, credit crunch, Dodd–Frank Act, federal government, capital market competitiveness, US

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772421
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen M. Bainbridge, author
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA)