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  • The Atlantic Holds Economic Summit
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    Global Economic Outlook

    Panelists discussed the state of the global economy. They predicted that monetary policy in the U.S. would remain largely the same over the next few years, warned about potential problems in developing…

  • Federal Reserve Leadership
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    Federal Reserve Leadership

    Panelists at George Washington University talked about former chairmen of the federal reserve and their accomplishments. They also spoke about the history of the Federal Reserve, responses to the 2008 financial crisis, and…

  • Avoiding Future Financial Crises
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    Avoiding Future Financial Crises

    Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to…

  • Regulation of Large Banks
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    Regulation of Large Banks

    Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers.

  • emWhite House Burningem
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    White House Burning

    Simon Johnson and James Kwak talked about the history of U.S. debt and the impact it would have on future generations. They also argued that the debt problems could be solved without…

  • US Economic Agenda
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    U.S. Economic Agenda

    Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, job creation, tax policy, and ways to jump start the economy.

  • Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection Bankers Panel
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    Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection, Bankers Panel

    Financial regulators testified on implementing the Volcker Rule, which prevents federally insured institutions from investing in hedge and private equity funds. The rule was part of the…

  • 2010 Financial Regulations Law
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    2010 Financial Regulations Law

    Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair talked about the implementation of the 2010 financial regulations law and the 2008 financial crisis. The FDIC was involved with…

  • emGovernments Place in the Marketem
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    Government's Place in the Market

    Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York and New York State attorney general, presents his thoughts on when the government should intervene in the financial market. Mr. Spitzer argues that government assistance…

  • Troubled Asset Relief Program and Financial Stability Economists Panel
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    Troubled Asset Relief Program and Financial Stability, Economists Panel

    Economists testified on the successes and failures of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This was the final hearing of TARP panel, which is scheduled to dissolve on April 3, 2011.

  • em13 Bankers The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdownem
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    13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest…

  • Systemic Risk in Financial Markets Part 1
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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…

  • Joint Economic Committee  Rep Maloney Questions
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    Joint Economic Committee - Rep. Maloney Questions

    Rep. Maloney asked a panel of economic experts if the US was in an economic recession.

  • US Financial Impact on Global Markets
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    U.S. Financial Impact on Global Markets

    Simon Johnson talked about the impact of the U.S. economy on global markets and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Stocks on the European markets fell sharply on Monday as the new…

  • Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum
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    Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum

    The panel talked about the fate and implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Topics included the rescue package, the 2008 election cycle, the international…

  • Housing Market and the Economy
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    Housing Market and the Economy

    The panelists discussed issues currently unfolding in the U.S. economy. Topics included the housing market and its credit bubbles, global economics, productivity rates, stocks and bonds,…