Capital Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

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