New research publication from Scott College of Business now available

March 30, 2011

The inaugural issue of a new research publication from the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University focuses on current topics in financial regulation.

The first edition of "Research@Scott" covers financial services and public policy and features articles from national research fellows of Networks Financial Institute and the Scott College's own faculty members. The publication includes articles analyzing the current environment of the financial services industry - insurance, banking and investments. The lead article is written by James A. Leach, chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Representative Leach is co-author of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 that allowed commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms and insurance companies to consolidate.

"In this particular issue, readers will get a sense of the impact of regulatory reform in the area of finance," said Terrie Troxel, executive director of NFI, an institute in the Scott College of Business. "The articles touch on different elements of reform."

The publication's target audience includes business professionals, academic researchers and public policymakers, said Nancy Merritt, dean of the Scott College. Funding for the research has been provided through the Lilly Endowment, Inc., support of Networks Financial Institute.

"We have numerous publications in the financial services sector, within the Scott College of Business and at NFI, and this compilation summarizes several pieces of research that are germane to the current business environment," she said.

The publication is available for free on the Networks Financial Institute website at: www.isunetworks.org.

"Research@Scott" is expected to be published several times per year. Each edition will feature a different topic, with articles covering various aspects of the subject.

"We are pleased that the Scott College of Business now has a publication that highlights the research efforts that are being done through Networks Financial Institute and the faculty of the college," Troxel said. "We look forward to ongoing publications of this new outlet."

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Terrie Troxel

Contact: Terrie Troxel, executive director, Networks Financial Institute, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2028 or terrie.troxel@indstate.edu.

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu.