Financial Regulation

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Audio)

Speaker: Alan Greenspan
Presider: Peter G. Peterson

Listen to Alan Greenspan, president of Greenspan Associates LLC and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, outline the causes of the financial crisis and what the outcomes have been, including large fiscal deficits and new financial reforms.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Beyond Firefighting: Rethinking Financial Market Regulation (Audio)

Speakers: William H. Donaldson, Stephen Friedman, and Ernest Patrikis
Presider: John Gapper

Listen to experts including former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson discuss what implications the 2008 financial crisis is likely to have for securities regulation.

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Backgrounder
Renewing America

Renewing America

The Dodd-Frank Act

Author: Steven J. Markovich

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), signed into law in July 2010, is one of the most significant regulatory reform measures since the Great Depression.

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Former Central Bankers on the Federal Reserve and Financial Stability

Speaker: Arminio Fraga
Speaker: Jacob A. Frenkel
Speaker: Philip Hildebrand
Speaker: Mervyn King
Presider: Roger C. Altman

Arminio Fraga, former president at the Central Bank of Brazil, Jacob A. Frenkel, former governor at the Bank of Israel, Philipp Hildebrand, former chairman at the Swiss National Bank, and CFR Distinguished Fellow and Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King join Roger C. Altman, former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to discuss their experiences as central bankers and insights into past financial crises.

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Reforming Global Finance: The Squam Lake Papers

Speaker: Martin N. Baily
Speaker: Kenneth R. French
Speaker: Matthew J. Slaughter
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

The global financial crisis has revealed serious flaws in regulatory systems worldwide. To explore these flaws and offer guidance on reform, the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Regulation, a collection of fifteen leading academics, has produced a series of working papers examining the challenge of reforming capital markets. Join group members Martin Neil Baily, Matthew J. Slaughter, and Kenneth R. French for a discussion of the group's recommendations and their implications for global finance.

For more information on the Squam Lake Papers, click the following link:

http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/greenberg/squamlakepapers.html

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