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    Book Discussion on Bad History, Worse Policy

    Peter Wallison talked about his book, Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative about the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act, in which he takes a critical look at the…

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law

    Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the…

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    Threats to Free Speech

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about First Amendment rights. He said the Obama administration and others were using…

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    Presidential Recess Appointments

    Legal experts discussed the constitutionality of presidential recess appointments. Two panelists argued that the appointments of Richard Cordray to be the Consumer Financial Protection…

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    Housing Finance Market

    Financial analysts spoke about reforming the housing finance system and responded to an Obama administration plan on mortgage financing. 

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    Financial Regulations Law

    Panelists talked about the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Reform Act. Topics included the non-delegation doctrine/separation of powers, the role of the…

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    IHS Global Economic Outlook Conference

    Participants spoke about global financial regulations. Mr. Elliott focused on the need for financial reform and agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection…

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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    The mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed under federal conservatorship in September 2008 in the wake of the housing downtown. The Center for Responsive Law…

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    Financial Industry Regulations, Business Interests

    The House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate systemic risk and provide for prudential banking overhaul. The proposed legislation would give federal…

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    Regulating Large Financial Firms

    Banking analysts and regulators spoke about the current state of the financial services industry and challenges for regulating large financial firms in an uncertain market. They spoke…

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    State of Federal Housing Enterprises

    Witnesses testified about the financial stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying the outlook was troubled for the enterprises due to a weak economy, high unemployment, and…

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    Systemic Risk in Financial Markets, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about the state of financial institutions and markets, government efforts to assist financial institutions, and proposals to provide greater oversight and systemic risk…

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    The Panic of 2008

    Financial journalists participated in a panel discussion on the 2008 economic panic. Topics included possible causes of the recession, the government’s intervention, and…

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    Financial Risk Regulation

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. and global financial crisis, levels of transparency and accountability for financial operations, and proposed new regulations governing financial risk and…

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    Deregulation and the Financial Crisis

    Former Senator Phil Gramm talked about the role of deregulation in the current economic crisis. As chairman of the Senate Banking Committee he sponsored deregulatory legislation,…

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    Regulation of the Financial Industry

    The congressionally mandated Troubled Assets Relief Program Oversight Panel heard from experts on the regulation of the financial industry in preparation for a report on the use of…

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    Financial Market Regulation and Practices, Panel 1

    Experts in economics, regulation, and corporate governance testified on the causes and effects of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Topics included excessive CEO compensation, bad…

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    Home Mortgage Finance

    Participants spoke about the state of the financial industry, recent government intervention to assist investment banks and mortgage lenders, and proposals to restructure regulation of the…

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    Q&A with Peter Wallison

    Peter Wallison talked about the history and background of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. His books include Serving Two Masters, Yet Out of Control: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and…

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