February 11, 2016

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Featuring Bruce Tuckman, Clinical Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform; and James Iorio, Former Managing Director, Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Commodities Distribution, Barclays; moderated by Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

September 16, 2015

Reforming the Federal Reserve’s Rescue Authority

Reforming the Federal Reserve's Rescue Authority

Featuring Senator David Vitter (R-LA); Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Marcus Stanley, Americans for Financial Reform; Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland; Moderated by Ylan Mui, Washington Post; and Mark Calabria, Cato Institute.

May 19, 2015

Emergency Economic Summit for Greece

Featuring Thomas Sargent, Nobel laureate in economics; Simeon Djankov, former deputy prime minister of Bulgaria; Ivan Miklos, former deputy prime minister of Slovakia; Lajos Bokros, former minister of finance of Hungary; Juan Jose Daboub, former managing director of the World Bank; Sven Otto Littorin, former minister of employment of Sweden; and others. Cosponsored with the Atlas Network.

May 13, 2015

Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Featuring Paul Mahoney, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law; with comments by Heidi Schooner, Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America; moderated by Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

November 18, 2014

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

The Forgotten Depression:  1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

Featuring the author James Grant, Publisher, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; with comments by Jim Powell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

November 17, 2014

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Featuring the book’s co-author R. Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director and Head of Research, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; with comments by Paul Miller, Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

October 9, 2014

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Featuring the authors Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Free Market Studies, Johnson & Wales; and Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University; with comments by Susan Dudley, Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration and Director, Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

July 16, 2014 - July 17, 2014

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets - Panel 1: Rethinking Systemic Risk: Does the Perception Still Exist That Some Institutions Are Too Big to Fail?

Featuring Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Member, House Financial Services Committee; Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Richard Kovacevich, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo & Company; Tyler Cowen, General Director, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Sharon Brown-Hruska, Vice President, National Economic Research Associates and Visiting Professor of Finance, Tulane University; John Coates, Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School; Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Josh Rosner, Author, Reckless Endangerment, Graham Fisher & Co.; and more.