Center for Constructive Alternatives
Dodd-Frank: A Law Like No Other — November 3-6, 2013
In response to the financial crisis of 2008, Congress passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as Dodd-Frank. But it does not appear to prevent the conditions that led to the financial crisis—indeed, it appears to exacerbate them. And from a constitutional perspective, it sets up a regulatory apparatus whose independence is unprecedented.
This second CCA of the 2013-2014 academic year, co-sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series, will examine the causes of the 2008 crisis, the politics of financial regulation, and the effects of Dodd-Frank on the economy and on the rule of law.
Sunday, November 3
- 4:00 p.m. – "The Dodd-Frank Act: An Overview"
- David A. Skeel
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Author, The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences
- 8:00 p.m. – "Reckless Endangerment: Big Government, Big Banks, and the Mortgage Crisis of 2008"
- Gretchen C. Morgenson
New York Times
Author, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
Monday, November 4
- 4:00 p.m. – “Too Big to Fail or Too Small to Exist: The End of Community Banks?”
- Dennis R. Koons
President and CEO, Michigan Bankers Association
- 8:00 p.m. – "The Rule of Law and the Constitutional Challenge to Dodd-Frank"
- Michael S. Greve
George Mason University School of Law
Tuesday, November 5
- 4:00 p.m. – "GSEs, the Federal Reserve, and the Elements of True Financial Reform"
- Peter J. Wallison
American Enterprise Institute
- 8:00 p.m. – "A Federal Protection Racket? Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
- C. Boyden Gray
Boyden Gray & Associates LLP
Former United States Ambassador to the European Union
Wednesday, November 6
- 4:00 p.m. – Faculty Roundtable
- Mark Nussbaum, Chairman
- Ivan Pongracic
- Kevin Portteus
- Tom Treloar
All Speakers Confirmed