November 15, 2012

30th Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring Vernon L. Smith, Professor of Economics, Chapman University, and Nobel Laureate in Economics; Thomas Hoenig, Vice Chairman,Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; John B. Taylor, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George S. Tavlas, Director, Bank of Greece; Jurgen Stark, Former Chief Economist, European Central Bank; and Charles I. Plosser, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
October 17, 2012
Book Forum

The Case against the Davis‐​Bacon Act: 54 Reasons for Repeal

Featuring the author Armand Thieblot, Olin Institute, George Mason University; with comments by Maurice Baskin, Partner, Venable, LLP, and co‐​author of Construction Union Tactics to Regain Jobs and Public Policy; moderated by James A. Dorn, Editor, Cato Journal, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute.
September 25, 2012
Policy Forum

Should Investment Advisers Be Regulated, and If So, How?

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Hester Peirce, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; David Tittsworth, Executive Director, Investment Adviser Association; Paul Sherman, Attorney, Institute for Justice; Knut A. Rostad, President, Institute for the Fiduciary Standard; Harvey Pitt, Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform; Ron Rhoades, Assistant Professor, Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology.
September 20, 2012
Book Forum

Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson

Featuring the co‐​editor Andrew Morriss, D. Paul Jones, Jr., & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law and Professor of Business, University of Alabama; Senior Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center; Richard Tren, program officer at Searle Freedom Trust; moderated by Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
September 12, 2012
Book Forum

Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

Featuring the author Mallory Factor, John C. West Professor, International Politics and American Government, The Citadel; with comments by Chris Townsend, Political Action Director, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Legal Associate, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.
March 23, 2012
Capitol Hill Briefing

Cybersecurity: Will Federal Regulation Help?

Featuring Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Ryan Radia, Associate Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
January 19, 2012
Capitol Hill Briefing

Unintended Consequences of the Rogue Website Crackdown

Featuring Larry Downes, Senior Adjunct Fellow, TechFreedom, Author, The Laws of Disruption; Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy, Heritage Foundation; Allan Friedman, Research Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution; and Dan Kaminsky, Security Researcher; moderated by Ryan Radia, Associate Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute.