Financial Crises

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A Conversation with Sheila C. Bair (Audio)

Speaker: Sheila C. Bair
Presider: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Sheila C. Bair, chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, discusses financial regulatory reform, as well as higher capital requirements for large banks and money lenders.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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What Sort of Fed Do We Want? (Audio)

Speakers: Alan S. Blinder, John B. Taylor, and David Wessel
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Experts discuss if the authority of the federal reserve system will change under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and grade the system as it changed from Chairman Greenspan to Chairman Bernanke.

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A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers (Audio)

Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers
Presider: Tim Ferguson

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economic growth.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

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Financial System Stability

Speaker: Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian discusses how the crisis on Wall street will affect the global financial system, whether we can expect financial stability in the near future, and if there are any policy measures that can be taken to insulate the consumer from this crisis.

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