Credit Rating Agencies

Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their… read more

Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their oversight. Credit rating agencies have come under criticism because of the high marks they gave to mortgage products containing high percentages of sub-prime loans. 

Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr in his remarks said that government should not be involved in regulating credit rating agencies. Credit rating agencies representatives and academics offered opinions on what should be done with credit rating agencies.  close

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  • White, Lawrence Professor New York University->Economics
  • Barr, Michael S. Assistant Secretary Department of the Treasury->Office of Financial Institutions Policy
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Credit Rating Agencies

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Program ID:
288241-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 5, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2009

Airing Details

  • Aug 05, 2009 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2009 | 8:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 1:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 2:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 1:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 1:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 2009 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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