Protest Dynamics: Evidence from Foot Traffic Data

6.26.20. Noah Williams. Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, there have been substantial protests in many cities around the country, and indeed around the world. These protests have brought significant numbers of people into the streets to protest police brutality, racism, and structural inequality. In this brief I use foot traffic data to analyze the dynamics of the protests at different locations around the United States

The Dodd-Frank Act and Small Bank Creation

5.19.19. Kim Ruhl. In response to the U.S. financial crisis of 2007–2008, the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (henceforth, the Dodd-Frank Act or just the Act) was enacted on July 21, 2010. This sweeping reform was meant to stabilize the financial system and prevent future crises.