We invite you to join us for this year’s international conference on housing risk — cosponsored by the Collateral Risk Network and AEI International Center on Housing Risk — which will focus on new mortgage and collateral risk measures and their applications.
In mid-September, AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and the University of Nebraska College of Law will cosponsor a three-day conference at the Federal Communications Commission to highlight the latest academic thinking on broadband regulation and to give regulators the opportunity to interact with leading scholars in the field.
Perhaps the Fed’s hyper-expanded balance sheet gamble and credit allocation will be judged by future historians as a success. This is a matter of uncertainty. I’d guess the chances are less than 50 percent. On the other side, after the asset inflations end, I’d guess is that there is a greater than 50 percent chance that the historians of the future will give the post-crisis Fed a Bronx cheer.
When faced with uncertainty, we instinctively find comfort when our opinions and actions agree with those we respect. In short, a prudent banker is one who goes broke when everybody else goes broke! As long as prudence in practice means doing what other people do, both as bankers and regulators, periodic crises are inevitable.
It would be nice if Congress’s passage of the 2014 farm bill indicated the arrival at a cost-effective solution to a problem that required federal involvement. Unfortunately, it seems that good politics trumped good governance—and there’s an explanation as to why.
Agricultural lobbies often make economists who care about the general economic wellbeing of society clutch their heads in their hands. The sugar lobby is a current case in point.
The financial crisis has changed the mechanics of monetary policy. When economic growth improves to the point that the Federal Reserve finally decides to increase short-term interest rates, it will need a new approach to do so.
The benefits of buses are not restricted to high-income Americans. An expanded role for buses also offers an opportunity to help low-income Americans who live far away (measured by either clock time or mileage) from commercial centers.
Although supporting the Ukrainian economy may be a worthwhile geopolitical goal, relying on the IMF to provide funding for Ukraine risks undermining the IMF's credibility as a conditions-based lender and exacerbating the moral hazard problem for private creditors.
We invite you to join us for two panel discussions on how Augustus created order from chaos 2,000 years ago, and what makes for durable domestic and international political systems in the 21st century.
Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.
Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.