June 16, 2010

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

Featuring the author Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance, University of Chicago, and former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund; with comments by Jon Hilsenrath, Chief Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal; and Carmen Reinhart, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, and Co-author, This Time Is Different. Moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

March 16, 2010

Did a Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Financial Crisis?

Did a Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Financial Crisis?

Featuring Janis Bowdler, National Council of La Raza; Thomas Durkin, Former Economist, Federal Reserve Board; Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG; and Todd Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law. Moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

February 5, 2010

Greed, Irresponsibility, or Policy Mistakes: What Caused the Recession?

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute and Steve H. Hanke, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Professor, Applied Economics, and Co-Director, Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise, The Johns Hopkins University.

November 18, 2009

The Role of the Community Reinvestment Act in the Financial Crisis

The Role of the Community Reinvestment Act in the Financial Crisis

Featuring Edward Pinto, Mortgage Consultant and former Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae; Hon. Bruce Morrison, Former Congressman and Former Chair, Federal Housing Finance Board; Robert Litan, Vice President for Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Mark Stamm, Principal, Stamm Mortgage Management; and John Taylor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

November 12, 2009

Too Big To Save? How to Fix The U.S. Financial System

Too Big To Save? How to Fix The U.S. Financial System

Featuring the author, Robert Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; with comments by Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; and Phillip Swagel, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

October 29, 2009

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2009

Featuring: Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute; David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, CME Group, CEO of Melamed & Associates, Inc., and author of For Crying Out Loud: From Open Outcry to the Electronic Screen.

October 19, 2009

Which Way Forward for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Which Way Forward for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Featuring David Reiss, Professor, Brooklyn Law School; Jay Brinkmann, Chief Economist, Mortgage Bankers Association; and David Crowe, Chief Economist, National Association of Home Builders. Moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.