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Conference | April 2009

18th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Financial Crisis

A conference organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with support from the Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation
New York City

April 16–17, 2009

On April 16 and 17, top policymakers, economists, and analysts gathered at the Ford Foundation’s headquarters in New York City to offer their insights and policy guidelines on the extraordinary challenges posed by the global financial crisis. Topics included: current conditions and forecasts; macro policy proposals by the Obama administration and others; the rehabilitation of mortgage financing and the banks; financial market reregulation; proposals to limit foreclosures and modify servicing agreements; regulation of alternative financial products (derivatives and credit default swaps); the institutional shape of the future financial system; and international responses to the crisis.

PowerPoints (PDF format):
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Bruce Kasman
Session 1: William Kurt Black
Session 2: Alan S. Blinder
Session 3: Jan Kregel
Session 3: C. P. Chandrasekhar
Session 3: Mario Tonveronachi
Session 3: Éric Tymoigne
Session 5: Dean Maki
Session 5: James W. Paulsen
Session 5: Lakshman Achuthan
Session 6: Warren Mosler
Session 6: Robert W. Parenteau
Session 6: L. Randall Wray

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