AEIOpeners: Alex J. Pollock's reading list

Alex Pollock joined AEI in 2004 after 35 years in banking. He was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 to 2004. At AEI, he focuses on financial policy issues, including housing finance, government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and the banking system.

"Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond," James Grant, 2008

Equally entertaining and insightful discussion of the foibles of the financial markets.

"The Mask of Command," John Keegan, 1988

Intriguing discussion of leadership, especially the concluding chapter.

"Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market," Walter Bagehot, 1873

The greatest book on banking ever written, elucidating its fundamental ideas.

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Comprehending comprehensive universities

Join us for a panel discussion that seeks to comprehend the comprehensives and to determine the role these schools play in the nation’s college completion agenda.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Who governs the Internet? A conversation on securing the multistakeholder process

Please join AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy for a conference to address key steps we can take, as members of the global community, to maintain a free Internet.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Expanding opportunity in America: A conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan

Please join us as House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveils a new set of policy reforms aimed at reducing poverty and increasing upward mobility throughout America.

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Is it time to end the Export-Import Bank?

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