June 15, 2017

Financial Crisis and Reform: Have We Done Enough to Fix the Government-Sponsored Enterprises?

Financial Crisis and Reform: Have We Done Enough to Fix the Government-Sponsored Enterprises?

Featuring John Allison, Former CEO of BB&T Corporation and former CEO of the Cato Institute; Susan Wharton Gates, Author, Days of Slaughter: Inside the Fall of Freddie Mac and Why It Could Happen Again; R. Christopher Whalen, Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors; and Landon Parsons, Senior Advisor, Moelis & Company; moderated by Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute.

November 17, 2016

34th Annual Monetary Conference

34th Annual Monetary Conference - Panel 4: Rethinking The Monetary Transmission Mechanism

Featuring Athanasios Orphanides Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, FDIC; Hon. Phil Gramm, Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee; H. Robert Heller, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; James Grant, Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; John A. Allison, Former President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Bank; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Spitznagel, President & CIO, Universa Investments, LP.

November 7, 2016

Iceland’s Retreat from Financial Markets

Iceland’s Retreat from Financial Markets

Featuring Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, American University; and Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

September 7, 2016

Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

Featuring John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution; David Laidler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Western Ontario; Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at Bentley University; David Papell, Joel W. Sailors Endowed Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Houston; Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University; Kevin Sheedy, Assistant Professor of Economics, London School of Economics; Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research, and former Assistant General Counsel and Economics Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center; Peter Ireland, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics, Boston College; Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics and Research Professor of Survey Research, University of Michigan Department of Economics and Survey Research Center; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; David Glasner, Economist, Federal Trade Commission

February 11, 2016

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Featuring Bruce Tuckman, Clinical Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform; and James Iorio, Former Managing Director, Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Commodities Distribution, Barclays; moderated by Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

September 16, 2015

Reforming the Federal Reserve’s Rescue Authority

Reforming the Federal Reserve's Rescue Authority

Featuring Senator David Vitter (R-LA); Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Marcus Stanley, Americans for Financial Reform; Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland; Moderated by Ylan Mui, Washington Post; and Mark Calabria, Cato Institute.

May 19, 2015

Emergency Economic Summit for Greece

Featuring Thomas Sargent, Nobel laureate in economics; Simeon Djankov, former deputy prime minister of Bulgaria; Ivan Miklos, former deputy prime minister of Slovakia; Lajos Bokros, former minister of finance of Hungary; Juan Jose Daboub, former managing director of the World Bank; Sven Otto Littorin, former minister of employment of Sweden; and others. Cosponsored with the Atlas Network.

May 13, 2015

Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Featuring Paul Mahoney, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law; with comments by Heidi Schooner, Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America; moderated by Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

November 18, 2014

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

The Forgotten Depression:  1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

Featuring the author James Grant, Publisher, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; with comments by Jim Powell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

November 17, 2014

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Featuring the book’s co-author R. Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director and Head of Research, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; with comments by Paul Miller, Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

October 9, 2014

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Featuring the authors Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Free Market Studies, Johnson & Wales; and Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University; with comments by Susan Dudley, Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration and Director, Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.