Four years after the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act (Dodd‐Frank) was signed into law, there are many open questions about what the Act has achieved and what lies ahead for the U.S. financial system. This two‐day conference, hosted jointly by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the Cato Institute, explores some of the most hotly debated aspects of financial regulation and policies to improve financial markets in a post‐Dodd‐Frank world.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional speakers, including Keynote addresses, once confirmed, will be added to schedule below over the next several weeks.
July 16 * The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.
|10:20 — 10:30 a.m.|| Welcoming Remarks
Daniel M. Rothschild, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
|10:30 — 11:00 a.m.|| Opening Keynote Address
John H. Cochrane, AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
|11:15 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.|| PANEL I: Economic Analysis: Improving Transparency, Accountability, and Expertise in the Regulatory Process
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
Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Hester Peirce, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Moderator: Stephen Miller, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
|12:45 — 2:15 p.m.|| Luncheon & Featured Roundtable Discussion
The Future of Financial Markets: A Conversation with the Regulators
Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jeremiah O. Norton, Member, Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Scott D. O’Malia, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
|2:30 — 3:45 p.m.|| PANEL II: The Meta‐Regulators: Creating a Resilient Financial System
Thomas L. Hogan, Assistant Professor of Finance and Member, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Troy University
Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Senior Scholar, Mercatus Center
Moderator: Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
|4:00 — 4:30 p.m.|| Keynote Address
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
|4:30 — 5:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks and Reception|
July 17 * The Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.
|9:15 — 9:30 a.m.|| Welcoming Remarks
John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
|9:30 — 10:30 a.m.|| Opening Keynote Address
|10:30 — 11:45 a.m.|| PANEL I: Rethinking Systemic Risk: Does the Perception Still Exist that Some Institutions Are Too Big to Fail?
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|11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.|| PANEL II: Consumer Finance: Risk, Protection and Moral Hazard
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|1:00 — 2:00 p.m.|| Luncheon & Keynote Address
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|2:00 — 3:15 p.m.|| PANEL III: Housing Finance Reform: Which Way Forward?
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|3:15 — 3:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks|