Financial Regulation After the Crash

27 May 2009, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, SW1

A panel discussion exploring the issue of financial regulation after the crash

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:EVENT NOW TO TAKE PLACE AT CHURCH HOUSE

The Institute of Economic Affairs invites you to attend an evening panel discussion

'Financial Regulation After the Crash'

Panellists:

Professor Philip Booth, Editorial & Programme Director, IEA

Alastair Clark CBE, Former Advisor to the Governor of Bank of England

Professor Laurence S Copeland, Professor of Finance and Co-Director, Investment Management Research Unit, Cardiff Business School

Gillian Tett, Capital Markets Editor, Financial Times
and

Professor Geoffrey Wood, Professor of Economics, Cass Business School

Chairman:

John Blundell, Director General & Ralph Harris Fellow, IEA

Wednesday 27th May 2009

6.30pm-8.00pm, followed by a drinks reception

Harvey Goodwin Suite at Church House (entrance on Great Smith Street).

After the events in financial markets during 2007 and 2008, the subject of financial regulation is being discussed widely. Some policy analysts believe that the crash was caused by lax regulation and that oversight of financial institutions needs to be strengthened and extended to hitherto less-regulated areas. Others see a need for better regulation rather than more regulation. The case can also be made that financial regulators had wide discretionary powers; that aspects of regulation exacerbated the crash and that regulators generally were behind the curve—as such, more regulation cannot be the solution.

Our distinguished Panellists will discuss alternative approaches to financial regulation in the wake of the crash.

RSVP (ACCEPTANCES ONLY PLEASE) to IEA Reception:

by email: iea@iea.org.uk

by Fax: 020 7799 2137

by Phone: 020 7799 8900

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