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If the American people come to recognize that the financial crisis was caused by the housing policies of their own government—rather than insufficient regulation or the inherent instability of the U.S. financial system—Dodd-Frank will be seen as an illegitimate response to the crisis. Only then will it be possible to repeal or substantially modify this repressive law.
Though meant to minimize risk of a future crisis, the new rules’ complexity will degrade supervision and reduce financial stability. Simple “bright line” rules are the most easily understood and enforced.
The new Basel III regulations will require significantly higher minimum capital levels for banks and bank holding companies. Although many applaud higher capital levels for large institutions, it is unclear that there are good economic reasons to apply these rules to small banks.
Should banking regulations ever have forced the use of bond credit ratings from certain ratings agencies for investment decisions and risk-based capital requirements? No. Mandatory use of credit ratings was a big regulatory mistake.
Please join us as Steil makes a great tale of the intertwined conflicts of ideas and power, which he will summarize and AEI’s Desmond Lachman and Alex J. Pollock will discuss.
Five years ago, financial markets erupted in turmoil as numerous large financial institutions faced bankruptcy. Many economists believe that the benefits of the bailouts – limiting the financial meltdown and preventing a much deeper economic downturn – outweighed their costs, including the hidden cost arising from moral hazard.
At this event, Fed policy experts will discuss the leadership challenges facing the next Fed chair, including continuing or ending quantitative easing, dealing with systemic risk, addressing the effects of the Fed’s actions on other countries, and meeting the Fed's statutory mandates for stable prices, employment, and moderate long-term interest rates.
At this event, Dinesh Thakur will discuss his experiences and the wider problems of Indian drug quality. Pharmaceutical and medical experts will then discuss Thakur’s remarks and the safety of US and international drugs.
Join us for a conversation with Governor Dannel Malloy as he discusses the successes and challenges of accomplishing school reform at the state level.
Join AEI in welcoming Michael Rubin for a Bradley Lecture discussing his upcoming book “Dancing with the devil: Lessons from negotiating with rogues and terrorists.”
At the Philanthropic Freedom Project's inaugural public event, AEI President Arthur Brooks will present his new research on how charitable giving has changed in the United States in the wake of the Great Recession and how those changes have serious ramifications for future tax policy.
The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute and AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies invite you to a forum with the 18th Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley (ret.) to discuss the imperative for air power in an increasingly uncertain world.
Thie event will address the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses.