Date of Submission

Spring 2021

Academic Program

Mathematics; Economics

Project Advisor 1

Gautam Sethi

Project Advisor 2

Steven Simon

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The U.S. financial sector has been plagued by crises in the last few decades. The Dodd-Frank Act was the most substantial set of reforms in recent history aimed at making the financial sector more resilient and stable than before. We analyze the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act in reducing systemic risk in the financial system. We find that the Dodd-Frank Act reduced systemic risk in the financial system by conducting a panel regression on 15 of the most prominent financial institutions in the U.S. However, our results suggest that the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Global Financial Crisis '08 coincide acting as the main driver for the reduction in systemic risk. It is imperative to refine risk-management tools and make data more accessible in order to protect the financial sector from future crises as the health of our economy depends on it.

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