Capital Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Conference
June 2, 2015 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Waldorf-Astoria New York, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Joshua Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. and Co‐​Author, Reckless Endangerment; Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance & Economics, Durham University and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Commissioner Michael Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

Economic growth — including, importantly, wage growth — is ultimately driven by increases in productivity. The most effective way of driving productivity is a deepening of the capital stock. Capital, however, only multiplies in a hospitable environment — one of liquid, efficient capital markets with a respect for both contract and property. Has America lost that hospitable environment? If so, can it be regained? Please join a distinguished group of speakers at this special Cato Institute summit as they examine the current state of U.S. capital markets regulation and offer proposals for unleashing a new engine of American economic growth.

9:30 – 9:55 a.m. REGISTRATION
9:55 – 10:00 a.m. WELCOMING REMARKS

Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. CAPITAL MARKETS AND MORTGAGE FINANCE

Joshua Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. and Co‐​Author, Reckless Endangerment
10:30 – 11:10 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Download a podcast of the Welcoming Remarks, “Capital Markets and Mortgage Finance” and the Keynote Address
11:10 – 11:20 a.m. BREAK
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. CAPITAL CONSTRAINTS AND THE FAILURE OF MATHEMATICAL MODELING

Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance & Economics, Durham University and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES FOR SMALL BUSINESS CAPITAL

Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Download a podcast of “Capital Constraints and the Failure of Mathematical Modeling” and “Alternative Vehicles for Small Business Capital”
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. RECEPTION
12:40 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Commissioner Michael Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. AN ALTERNATIVE FUTURE FOR MONEY AND BANKING

George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

Download a podcast of Luncheon Address and “An Alternative Future for Money and Banking”

To register for this event, please click the button below and submit the form on the page that opens, or email events@​cato.​org or call (202) 789‑5203 by midnight on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

• Individual attendees: $55.00 Per Person
• Tables of eight attendees: $360.00 Per Table