Friday, August 21, 2009

The Financial Crisis: Regulatory and Corporate Governance Critiques and Reforms

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a financial crisis symposium on September 25, 2009. The event "The Financial Crisis: Regulatory and Corporate Governance Critiques and Reforms" will feature experts on financial regulation and global economies discussing and debating recent efforts to reform the financial industry in the wake of the 2008-09 meltdown.

Per Professor Wade's post yesterday, recent events and commentary from the Obama administration have signaled an end to the broader economic crisis as many are now on record that we have "reached the bottom" of the economic free fall and have begun a real recovery. The capital markets have rebounded in some small measure. This conference will seek to evaluate the measures adopted by the current administration in an attempt to stave off a global economic meltdown and will consider whether these policies offer long-term assurances or protections against a recurring subprime debacle. In addition, this conference will explore the deeper causes of the crisis and will explore whether true reform is taking place that will address the fundamental weaknesses that allowed or enabled the economy to crumble.

Scholars from around the country will seriously debate the merits of suggested reforms, evaluate the actual proposed legislation and enacted policies, and suggest additional solutions to protect against future crises. These scholars have testified before congress, consulted with senators and congresspersons throughout the crisis, and have written aggressively and appeared often in the pages of law reviews and leading newspapers across the world.

More information to come, including webstream details.

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