One of the main goals of the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED) is to further research on SEC actions initiated against public companies traded on major U.S. exchanges and their subsidiaries. This page features research published by SEED in collaboration with Cornerstone Research, as well as original academic, industry, and NYU student research. Users may also visit the SEED Analysis page that highlights ongoing trends identified through SEED data.

Academic and Industry Research


NYU Student Research

An Empirical Analysis of SEC Enforcement Actions in Light of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program