Conference Audio | April 2009

18th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the US and World Economies

Meeting the Challenges of Financial Crisis

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

On April 16 and 17, 2009, 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.

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