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  • emThe Euroem
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    The Euro

    Joseph Stiglitz talked about his book The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, in which he looks at the Euro and its future.

  • Domestic Debt Financing
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    Domestic Debt Financing

    Witnesses testified about the soundness of U.S. banks and financial institutions. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of financial markets, the levels of bank capitalization,…

  • 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.

  • Stock Market Drop Subcommittee Report
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    Stock Market Drop, Subcommittee Report

    Financial industry regulators talked about efforts to prevent another stock market free fall such as the May 6th, 2010, midday drop. The market dropped more than 1000 points in less than a…

  • Stock Market Drop
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    Stock Market Drop

    Following opening remarks from Gary Gensler and Mary Schapiro, financial industry executives talked about what can be done to prevent another stock market freefall such as the May 6th,…

  • After Words with Joseph Stiglitz
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    After Words with Joseph Stiglitz

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talked about the 2008 economic collapse in the U.S. and its affect on the global economy. Prof. Stiglitz argued that we need to change the incentives…

  • Executive Compensation
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    Executive Compensation

    Witnesses testified about compensation practices at financial and non-financial firms. Among the topics addressed were recent bonuses awarded to financial executives at firms that had…

  • Regulation of the Financial Industry
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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…

  • Financial Markets Oversight and Regulation
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    Financial Markets Oversight and Regulation

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the possible restructuring of the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk and housing finance. Witnesses…

  • House Democratic Economic Agenda
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    House Democratic Economic Agenda

    Democratic House leaders spoke to the press after their meeting with economic experts to discuss the current economic conditions and efforts to develop a recovery plan that focuses on…

  • Global Poverty and the World Bank
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    Global Poverty and the World Bank

    Witnesses testified about the role and effectiveness of the World Bank in combating global poverty. Among the issues they addressed were transparency and accountability of bank activities, public…