May 17, 2010

Overdose: A Film about the Next Financial Crisis

Narrated by Johan Norberg, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Author, Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis.

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.

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.

June 8, 2009

The Financial Fix — Limited Purpose Banking

The Financial Fix — Limited Purpose Banking

Featuring John Goodman, President, National Center for Policy Analysis; and Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University, and Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis. With comments by William Poole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Moderated by William A. Niskanen, Chairman Emeritus and Distinguished Senior Economist, Cato Institute.

April 24, 2009

Shadow Open Market Committee

Featuring position papers from Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, “The Great Contraction 1929–1933: Are There Parallels to the Current Crisis?”; Charles Calomiris, Columbia University, “The Dos and Don’ts of Financial Regulatory Reform” and “TALF and PPIP: Will they Work to Unclog the Financial Plumbing?”; Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University, “We Need an Accord for Fed Credit Policy”; Mickey Levy, Bank of America, “What’s in Worse Shape, the Economy or Fiscal Policy?”; Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Mellon University, “China, the U.S. Dollar, and SDRs”; and Anna Schwartz, NBER, “Boundaries Between the Fed and the Treasury”; Moderated by Gregory Hess, Claremont McKenna College.