Kauffman's Robert E. Litan joins Peter J. Wallison and Professor Lawrence J. White to analyze and discuss President Obama's "white paper" on regulation reform
FinReg21.com, a newly launched online resource of commentary and news on financial regulatory reform, hosted a live webinar on June 18, 2009 featuring Dr. Robert E. Litan, Peter J. Wallison, and Professor Lawrence J. White. In the online forum, the experts expressed their reactions to President Obama’s recently released white paper on remaking the powers of the Federal Reserve.
Dr. Robert E. Litan is 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 also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and 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 webinar is available for viewing on FinReg21.com.
For more information about the webinar, visit http://www.finreg21.com/channel-21