Experts React to President Obama’s Federal Reserve Plan via FinReg21.com Webinar
Experts Dr. Robert Litan, Peter J. Wallison, and Professor Lawrence J. White to analyze and discuss financial regulation reorganization articulated in President’s white paper
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FinReg21.com, a newly launched online resource of commentary and news on financial regulatory reform, today said it will host a live webinar on June 18th featuring Dr. Robert Litan, Peter J. Wallison, and Professor Lawrence J. White. In the online forum, the experts will express their reactions to President Obama’s recently released white paper on remaking the powers of the Federal Reserve. The webinar will feature a Q&A session to address attendee questions.
“Specific guidance from the Obama administration on how best to regulate the financial industry has been long awaited”
“Specific guidance from the Obama administration on how best to regulate the financial industry has been long awaited,” said David S. Evans, noted economist, a FinReg21.com founder and the site’s Editor-in-Chief. “This webinar aims to examine whether the Administration’s proposals are too little, too much, or just right.”
Discussing the pros and cons of the Obama Administration’s plan will be Dr. Robert Litan, Peter J. Wallison, and Professor Lawrence J. White.
Dr. Robert E. Litan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. An economist and an attorney who has practiced law and taught banking law at the Yale Law School, Dr. Litan is the author of numerous books and articles on financial institutions, international trade, and regulatory issues.
Peter J. Wallison is the Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies and co-director of AEI's program on Financial Policy Studies. As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department he had a major role in the development of Reagan administration proposals for financial services industry deregulation. He was general counsel of the Depository Institutions Deregulation Committee and served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan.
Lawrence J. White is the Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Deputy Chair of the Economics Department at Stern. He served as a Board Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board during the S&L crisis, as well as a Director of the Economic Policy Office for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor White is currently the General Editor of The Review of Industrial Organization and Secretary-Treasurer of the Western Economic Association International.
The upcoming webinar is one in a series of online forums to take place regularly on FinReg21.com. FinReg21.com encompasses original content, news, legislative tracking, and other resources on financial regulatory reform. Its goal is to pull together a community of people globally who are working on or are affected by financial services reform, including officials working in the banking, insurance, securities, and payments industries.
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Experts Weigh Benefits and Disadvantages of Obama’s “White Paper” on
Thursday, June 18, 2 pm EDT
A live roundtable discussion with Robert E. Litan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, Peter J. Wallison, the Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies and co-director of AEI's program on Financial Policy Studies, and Lawrence J. White, Professor of Economics at the Leonard N. Stern School at New York University. David Evans, Executive Director of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics at the University College London and Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School will moderate.
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The webinar will be available for viewing on FinReg21.com after the live
For more information about the webinar, visit http://www.finreg21.com/channel-21
FinReg21.com is the only online community dedicated to the future of financial services regulation and reform that captures the collective wisdom of the world’s leading industry practitioners, regulators, policy makers, and scholars. Provocative and cutting edge views are presented in an environment that supports the mutual exchange of ideas via live webinars, expert blogs and podcasts. Lombard Street, FinReg21.com’s twice-monthly e-journal, documents critical thinking from experts who are at the heart of shaping and implementing reform. Original reporting, real-time legislative tracking (coming soon) and breaking news round out FinReg21.com’s unique mix in the critical debate over regulatory reform in the 21st century.
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