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  • Monetary Policy
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    Monetary Policy

    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a panel discussion with economic scholars and banking sector experts on monetary policy issues. Speakers analyzed the impact of past Federal…

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  • US Trade Deficit and the Global Economy
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    U.S. Trade Deficit and the Global Economy

    Panelists talked about how efforts to reduce the U.S. trade deficit could affect foreign partners and the global economy. Although one of President Trump’s major campaign goals was decreasing the…

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  • Hal Scott Discusses emConnectedness and Contagionem
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    Connectedness and Contagion

    Hal Scott talked about his book Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics, in which he takes a critical look at the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and argues that it…

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  • AEI Hosts Discussion on the Role of the Federal Reserve
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    Role of the Federal Reserve

    Economists and economic observers were among the panelists at a discussion on the evolution of policies at the Federal Reserve since its 1913 founding. They discussed the intersection of monetary…

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  • Discussion on the Fifth Anniversary of the DoddFrank Financial Regulatory Law
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    Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Law

    To mark the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, a panel of financial experts spoke about the impact of the legislation and discussed the different provisions of the law including…

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  • Representative Jeb Hensarling RTX Remarks on Financial Regulation
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    Representative Jeb Hensarling on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Law

    Marking the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) talked about how the law hinders economic opportunities for low- and…

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  • Discussion on Debt Crises in Greece and Puerto Rico
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    Government Debt in Greece and Puerto Rico

    Panelists talked about the debt crises in Greece and Puerto Rico and the effects they could have on the eurozone and the U.S. economies. Though the countries face similar economic challenges, the panelists noted how…

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  • Housing and Government Finance
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    Housing and Government Finance

    Representatives from the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Mortgage news talked the housing market, government financing, and the role of the federal reserve.

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  • emIs College Worth Item
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    Is College Worth It?

    William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, talked about his book, Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken…

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  • emBad History Worse Policyem
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    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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  • emWhy Some Firms Thrive While Others Failem
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    Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail

    Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis,…

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  • emThe Fateful History of Fannie Maeem
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    The Fateful History of Fannie Mae

    James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall, in which he examined the 1938 creation and 70 year…

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  • Housing Finance Market
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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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  • Home Ownership in the Current Economy
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    Home Ownership in the Current Economy

    Housing and lending experts talked about the economy and the future of home ownership. Among the subjects they addressed were the future of government sponsored enterprises such as Fannie…

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  • Role of Government in Housing Finance
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    Role of Government in Housing Finance

    The Departments of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development co-sponsored a conference on the future of housing finance in anticipation of a comprehensive proposal for new regulations to…

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  • Housing Market
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    Housing Market

    Participants spoke about the U.S. economic recession, state of the housing markets, preventing economic “bubbles” in the future, and proposed financial services industry reform legislation…

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  • Corporations and Credit Rating Usage
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    Corporations and Credit Rating Usage

    The panel talked about the role of the credit rating agencies in economic growth, the difficulties in getting started in the credit rating industry, the regulations of the industry, and logistical barriers faced by the…

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  • Nationalization of US Banks
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    Nationalization of U.S. Banks

    Dean Baker and Alex Pollock talked about what "nationalization"of U.S. banks may mean and the current debate over whether banks should be nationalized, and they responded to telephone calls…

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  • Home Mortgage Finance
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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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  • Historical Perspective on Government Bank Loans
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    Historical Perspective on Government Bank Loans

    Alex Pollock talked about the economy and compared current government support of financial markets to the government intervention during the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve recently…

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