November 18, 2009
Policy Forum

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
Book Forum

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 19, 2009
Policy Forum

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.
June 24, 2009
Policy Forum

Bringing Transparency to the Federal Reserve

Featuring Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX); with comments by Gilbert Schwartz, Partner, Schwartz & Ballen LLP, Former Associate General Counsel, Federal Reserve; and Bert Ely, President, Ely & Company, Inc. Moderated by Mark Calabria Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.
June 8, 2009
Policy Forum

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.
April 17, 2009
Book Forum

Can Government Be Trusted with the Money Supply?

Featuring George Selgin, Author of Good Money; Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Richard W. Rahn, Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderator James A. Dorn, Director, Cato Annual Monetary Conference, and Editor, Cato Journal