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AFR Conference: Cost Benefit Analysis and Financial Reform

Submitted by on May 9, 2012 – 3:10 pm


Presented by: Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Progressive Reform, Economic Policy Institute, Public Citizen



PANEL 1: Cost Benefit Analysis and Legal Challenges to Dodd Frank 9:00 – 10:30am



Dennis Kelleher:         President and CEO of Better Markets and former partner, Skadden, Arps,   Slate, Meagher & Flom. Presentation available here.

Jim Cox:                      Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University. Presentation available here.

Jay Brown:                  Chauncey Wilson Memorial Research Professor of Law, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Presentation available here.

Amit Narang:              Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. Presentation available here.

Moderator:                  Lisa Donner, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform


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KEYNOTE: Bart Chilton, Commissioner, U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission 10:30 – 10:50am – Commissioner Chilton’s Remarks are available here.


Break – 10:50- 11:00am


PANEL 2: The Economics of Cost Benefit Analysis and Financial Regulation 11:00 -12:30pm



Lynn Stout:                 Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Securities Law, Clarke Law Institute, Cornell Law School. Paper available here.

Albert (Pete) Kyle:      Charles E. Smith Professor of Finance, University of Maryland, and consultant to the SEC on cost-benefit analysis. Presentation available here.

Meir Statman:             Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University. presentation available here and additional materials available here.

Marcus Stanley:          Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform. Presentation available here.

Moderator:                  Josh Bivens, Acting Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute

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