Prof. Michael S. Barr participated in a panel discussion and presented his new paper, "Minority and Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, and Skills," at the Hamilton Project's forum on expanding employment opportunities.
Big Data in Finance
SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein delivered a keynote address to a wide cross-section of policymakers, practitioners, and academics from fields ranging from law to data science to economics to engineering at the Center's 2016 fall conference.
"Ending Too Big to Fail?"
FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg Spoke at Michigan Law on November 2, 2016. The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy regularly brings policymakers to campus to speak on issues related to financial regulation, consumer protection, and financial stability.
"Could the Fed Have Saved Lehman Brothers?"
On November 28, 2016, Johns Hopkins economist Laurence Ball made the provocative argument that the Federal Reserve had the legal authority to rescue Lehman Brothers from collapse, and chose to allow it to go into bankruptcy anyway, thus worsening the financial crisis. Ball's visit was co-sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy and Michigan Law.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability
The Center's 2015 Fall Conference drew together luminaries from diverse fields to explore how methods from systems analysis, agent-based modeling, and data visualization and security can be used to identify, measure, monitor and mitigate risks to the financial system.
Financial Reform: Preventing the Next Crisis
Richard Cordray, Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gave the keynote address at the Center's fall 2014 conference, which brought together scholars, current and former government official, industry leaders, and members of the media to take stock six years after the financial crisis.