Center on Capitalism and Society 4th Annual Conference: The Dynamism of U.S. Capitalism - Is it Deficient? Is it Endangered?

Staff: James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Thursday, November 15, 2007

Presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and hosted by

Edmund S. Phelps 2006 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, McVickar Professor Political Economy, Columbia University; Director, Center on Capitalism and Society

James P. Dougherty Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Meetings

Director's Remarks

Speaker: Edmund S. Phelps, McVickar Professor Political Economy, Columbia University, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society
November 14, 2007 1:15–1:25 a.m. ()

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Debate: Two Views on U.S. Dynamism

Speakers: Bruce Greenwald, Heilbrunn Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School, Robert E. Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Chair: Paul A. Volcker
November 14, 2007 1:45–2:00 p.m. ()

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Roundtable IV: The Enemies from Without: Litigation, Extortion, Stakeholders, Bureaucrats, Lawmakers, Voters

Speakers: William McDavid, Former Chief Counsel, JPMorgan Chase, Jerry Muller, Professor, Catholic University of America, Andrzej Rapaczynski, Daniel G. Ross Professor of Law, Columbia University, Amity Shlaes, Senior Fellow for Economic History, Council on Foreign Relations
Chair: Luigi Paganetto, President, European Nuclear Energy Authority, President, Economics and Commerce Faculty, University of Rome Tor Vergata
November 15, 2007

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Roundtable I: Regulation and Financial Innovation

Speakers: Amar Bhidé, Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Paul DeRosa, Partner, Mount Lucas, Narv Narvekar, Vice President, Columbia Investment Management Company, LLC, Richard Robb, CEO, Christofferson, Rob, and Company, Professor of Professional Practice in International Finance, Columbia University
Chair: Stefano Micossi, Chairman, ASSONIME
November 14, 2007

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Roundtable II: The Enemies from Within - Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights, Sarbox

Speakers: Roman Frydman, Professor of Economics, New York University, Andrew Weiss, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Boston University
Chair: Graciana del Castillo, Visiting Professor, Columbia University
November 14, 2007

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Roundtable III: Private Equity, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Managerial Incentives, and Social Arrangements

Speakers: Julie Berry Cullen, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego, Leif Beck Fallesen, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Dagbladet Børsen, Peter Howitt, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University, Peter Jungen, Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Leif Pagrotsky, Central Bank of Sweden, Former Minister for Industry and Trade, Kingdom of Sweden
Chair: Gylfi Zoega, Reader in Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London
November 15, 2007

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