Kenneth E. Scott

Kenneth E. Scott is a senior research fellow and the Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business Emeritus, Stanford University Law School. He is an expert in public regulation of banking institutions, corporation law, and securities law. His current research focuses on legislative and policy developments related to bank regulation and deposit insurance reform. He is also exploring the application of new economic perspectives to corporate law and governance issues.


Kenneth E. Scott's Books

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Making Failure Feasible

Editors: Thomas H. Jackson, Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1884-2

A distinguished group of contributors expands on the Resolution Group’s proposal for a Chapter 14 addition to the Bankruptcy Code that includes provisions that would lead to quicker resolution, clear outcomes that would not be dependent on government discretion and that would mesh with emerging ideas about cross-border resolution. The contributors provide the context for reform, outline the fundamental principles of reform, and show how reform would work in practice.

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Bankruptcy Not Bailout

Editors: Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1514-8

This book introduces and analyzes a new and more predictable bankruptcy process designed specifically for large financial institutions—Chapter 14—to achieve greater financial stability and reduce the likelihood of bailouts. The contributors identify and compare the major differences in the Dodd-Frank Title II and the proposed new procedures and outline the reasons why Chapter 14 would be more effective in preventing both financial crises and bailouts.

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Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them

Editors: Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-8179-1124-9

This book examines the dangers of continuing government bailouts and offers alternative strategies designed to produce growth based on the vigor of the private sector with inflation under control. The expert authors show that it is indeed possible to explain the causes of the crisis in understandable terms and clarify why resolving the bailout problem is essential to preventing future crises.

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