Financial Reform: Preventing the Next Crisis
October 23-24, 2014
This day-and-a-half long interdisciplinary conference brought together scholars, current and former government official, industry leaders, and members of the media to take stock six years after the financial crisis and four years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The conference featured a keynote address by Richard Cordray, Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It included panels on financial access, financial stability, financial markets, and global finance, which were moderated by prominent members of the press, including Floyd Norris of the New York Times, David Wessel formerly of the Wall Street Journal, Tom Braithwaite of the Financial Times, and Felix Salmon of Fusion.
The conference was made possible through the support of the Russell Sage Foundation and the University of Michigan Office of Research. Papers from the conference will appear in a forthcoming volume of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.