There was a large dose of “wait and see” embedded in the overwhelming Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation in the guise of an extensive number of studies to be conducted by various government agencies. While the purposes of the studies vary, many will constitute the basis for additional regulation or rulemaking.
Hickerson, Keith, "So Many Studies Can’t All Be Right Good news and bad news in the aftermath of Dodd-Frank" (2011). Faculty Publications. 352.