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30 Jul

Growing Pains: Dodd-Frank’s Third Anniversary Has It All Been Worth It?

14 Jul

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Did Dodd-Frank End Too Big to Fail or Create a New Class of TBTF Firms?

Moderator: Louise Bennetts, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Jeremiah Norton
Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

James Donnellan
Vice President, Government Relations, Metlife Inc.

Tony Fratto
Former White House Deputy Press Secretary and Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies

11:00 a.m. – noon Panel 2: Legislation through Regulation: Dodd-Frank’s Impact on Market Efficiency and the Rule of Law

Moderator: Mark Calabria
Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Paul Atkins
Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Michael Bright
Senior Financial Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Bob Corker

Marcus Stanley
Americans for Financial Reform

12:15 pm Luncheon Speaker

When President Barack Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) into law on July 21, 2010, he promised that “because of this law, the American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes.” Three years on, the implementation of Dodd-Frank has turned out to be more costly, lengthy, and complex than most proponents anticipated. As of July 1, 2013, nearly 63 percent of the rulemaking deadlines under Dodd-Frank have been missed. To mark Dodd-Frank’s third anniversary, panelists will discuss whether Dodd-Frank really addressed the root causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the implementation progress to date, and the way forward.

Cato Conference

Monday, July 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Included

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

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July 11, 2013: Policy Forum
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Money, Gold, and History

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The Korean War, Sixty Years On: Whither the U.S.-South Korean Alliance and Relations with North Korea

July 22, 2013: Conference
Growing Pains: Dodd-Frank’s Third Anniversary: Has it all been worth it?

July 26, 2013: Policy Forum
What Economists Think about Immigration

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Cato University 2013

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12th Annual Constitution Day

Bad history, worse policy: How a false narrative about the financial crisis led to the Dodd-Frank Act – Economics – AEI

16 Feb
Bad history, worse policy: How a false narrative about the financial crisis led to the Dodd-Frank Act – Economics – AEI

About This Event
Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, US economic growth has slowed. When the Volcker Rule is finalized, state and local governments will experience increased borrowing costs. The largest financial institutions will dominate the market, with funding advantages over their smaller rivals. The adverse effects of Dodd-Frank will seriously outweigh its benefits. Why did a law with these deficiencies pass in Congress?
Peter Wallison’s new book “Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative about the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act,” (AEI Press, January 2013) provides the answer: the act was based on a false narrative about the causes of the financial crisis. This book release event will examine how a mistaken view of an event leads to bad policy decisions.
Copies of Wallison’s new book will be available at the event.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
11:45 AM
Registration and Buffet Lunch

12:15 PM

Peter J. Wallison, AEI


Wayne Abernathy, American Bankers Association

John Allison, Cato Institute

Hester Peirce, Mercatus Center at George Mason University


Alex Pollock, AEI

1:45 PM
Coffee Reception and Book Signing
Event Contact Information
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