Giovanni Patti and Peter Robau on SEC Regional Offices

Giovanni Patti, head of research for the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED) at NYU, and Peter Robau, senior professional fellow at NYU’s Pollack Center for Law & Business, join the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss their article article SEC Regional Offices. In the article Patti and Robau present the history of the SEC’s eleven regional offices, including their pragmatic and ideological origins, the gradual centralization of the SEC’s enforcement policy, and new developments in regional specialization. Patti and Robau use data from SEED to extend this historical account and situate the regional SEC offices in the literature on regional administration of federal power.