ScholarshipListed below is a selection of scholarship by Professor Jennifer Taub, including books, book chapters, articles, and policy briefs.

For a more extensive listing, including opinion pieces and blog entires, please see here

Selected Books & Book Chapters:

  • White Collar Crime book contract with Viking (Penguin Random House). Anticipated publication in fall 2020.
  • Corporate and White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials, 6th edition, with the late Kathleen Brickey (Wolters Kluwer, 2017).
  • “New Hopes and Hazards for Social Investment Crowdfunding” peer-reviewed book chapter in Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic, edited by Melissa K. Scanlan (Edward Elgar, 2017).
  • Other People’s Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business (New Haven, CT: Yale Press, May 2014).
  • “Delays, Dilutions, and Delusions: Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act,” in Restoring Shared Prosperity: A Policy Agenda from Leading Keynesian Economists (2013). [View More]
  • Entries on “Shadow Banking System,” “Deregulation, Financial,” and “Financial and Banking Promotion and Regulation,” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013, Dev. Ed., Eric Stannard).
  • “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Banking,” in The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013, Gerald Epstein and Martin H. Wolfson, eds.) [View More]
  • “The Sophisticated Investor and the Global Financial Crisis,” in Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis, James Hawley, Shyam Kamath and Andrew Williams eds.(Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), [View More]
  • “American International Group” case study for Robert A.G. Monks and Nell Minow’s Corporate Governance, 5th Edition (Wiley, 2011), located in Chapter 7, available in theonline version only, September 2011, [View More]
  • “Great Expectations for the Office of Financial Research,” in Will it Work? How Will We Know? The Future of Financial Reform,  for Roosevelt Institute’sProject on Global Finance (New York, 2010), [View More]
  • Co-author with Ben Branch of “Bankruptcy Ethics” in Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice (Wiley, 2010), series ed. Robert Kolb, vol. ed. John Boatright.

Selected Articles:

  • “Saving the Canaries: Protecting Consumer Borrowers to Prevent Systemic Risk,” in progress.
  • “A Thing of Value: Can Opposition Research from Foreign Nationals violate the Federal Election Campaign Act?,” in progress.
  • “Law and Economics: Contemporary Approaches,” with Martha McCluskey and Frank Pasquale, Yale Law & Policy Review (2016). [View More]
  • Film review of The Big Short and 99 Homes New Labor Forum (2016).
  • “The Subprime Specter Returns: High Finance and the Growth of High-Risk Consumer Debt,” New Labor Forum (Jan. 2016). [View More]
  • “Is Hobby Lobby a Tool to Limit Corporate Constitutional Rights?” Constitutional Commentary (2015). [View More]
  • “Regulating in the Light: Harnessing Political Entrepreneurs’ Energy for Post-Crisis Sunlight Hearings,” St. Thomas L. Rev. (2015). [View More]
    “Reconcilable Differences: Promoting Homeownership While Preventing Systemic Risk,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law (2014). [View More]
  • “Reforming the Banks for Good,” Dissent (summer 2014), [View More]
  • “Unpopular Contracts and Why They Matter: Burying Landgell and Enlivening Students,” Washington Law Review (2013). [View More]
  • “Money Managers in the Middle: Seeing and Sanctioning Political Spending after Citizens United,” NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, vol. 15, 2012, [View More]
  • “Enablers of Exuberance,” draft paper concerning the relationship between legal acts and omissions and the global financial meltdown, selected for presentation at the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism at St. Mary’s College of California, October 2009, [View More]
  • “Able But Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders’ Rights,” The Journal of Corporation Law, vol. 34 (2009), [View More]

Selected Policy Briefs:

  • Model syllabus for course on Financial Stability, presented at the Office of Financial Research conference, that I co-organized, held at the U.S. Treasury Department in September 2016.
  • Written Testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for the hearing on “Bank Capital and Liquidity Regulation Part II: Industry Perspectives,” June 23, 2016.
  • Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, on “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation, Transparency, and Regulatory Accountability,” May 17, 2016.
  • Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services for inclusion in the record of the hearing entitled, “Legislative Proposals to Improve the U.S. Capital Markets,” December 2, 2015 by the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.
  • “Still Too Big to Fail: Opportunities for Regulatory Action Seven Years After the Bear Stearns’ Rescue, published by the Corporate Reform Coalition. [View More]
  • “Regulations to End ‘Too Big To Fail’ Investment Banking,” S.A.F.E.R. (Economists and Experts Committee for Stable, Accountable, Fair and Efficient Financial Reform) Policy Brief No. 19 and related Policy Note No. 14, January 12, 2010, with James Crotty, Jane D’Arista and Gerald Epstein.
  • “Recommendations for Reality-Based Regulation of Hedge Funds and Other Private Pools of Capital,” and “Dispelling the Top Ten Myths About Hedge Funds,” S.A.F.E.R. Policy Note No. 7, December 3, 2009. [View More]
Big Dirty Money

Big Dirty Money

There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke hold arrest and death. But if you’re in the 1 percent and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud; embezzle pension funds; lie to the FBI; obstruct justice; bribe a public official; launder money; or cheat on your taxes, you’re likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election). If caught and convicted, say, for bribing your kid’s way into college, you might make a brief stop in a minimum-security “Club Fed” camp. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity.

This is not victimless crime. Big Dirty Money goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage—Wells Fargo, Theranos, Purdue Pharma) to detail the scandalous ways that all the rest of us suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis. They’ve evaded taxes and depleted public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. The financial cost to victims for fraud and embezzlement alone is as much as $800 billion a year.

Jennifer Taub sounds an alarm we ignore at our country’s peril. The solutions include strengthening prosecutorial muscle, protecting journalists and whistleblowers, challenging the “too big to jail” syndrome, and overturning the growing implicit immunity of the upper class. This urgent book should enrage—and engage—consumers, citizens, and everybody who believes no one is above the law.