Chung on “From Lily Bart to the Boom Boom Room: How Wall Street’s Social and Cultural Response to Women Has Shaped Securities Regulation”

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Christine Sgarlata Chung (Albany) has accepted an offer from the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender to publish her article “From Lily Bart to the Boom Boom Room: How Wall Street’s Social and Cultural Response to Women Has Shaped Securities Regulation.”  The abstract is available here.

Professor Chung writes:

This paper examines links between Wall Street’s prevailing image of women and case law, legislative and regulatory activity as a first step in understanding how Wall Street’s gender norms have affected securities regulation. Going forward, this paper urges scholars to ask hard questions about the unexamined underpinnings of our system of securities regulation (including but not limited to unexamined gender stereotypes), so that our regulatory regime might be as effective and efficient as our times demand.

In essence, she argues that “Wall Street’s social and cultural response to women has become embedded in our system of securities regulation.”

Looks like a great paper and I love the Edith Wharton reference!

-Bridget Crawford

(h/t to Jill Gross)

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