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In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a citizenry stricken with evaporating 401Ks and dashed retirement hopes demands an effective and speedy remedy from the incoming administration. The outgoing administration has been charged with reckless deregulation and promoting Wall Street’s scandalous affair with financial “innovation,” which led to excessive risk-taking and ultimately, financial market paralysis. Some of the tools left behind by the Bush administration during its ad hoc attempts to thwart financial disaster include a $700 billion bailout package, huge cash injections into some of the country’s top financial institutions, large-scale commercial paper purchases to unclog credit markets and lowered interest rates. How will the new team use existing initiatives, and what new tools will they reach for to answer the economic expectations of the American people? Our experts offer domestic and international perspectives on ways to combat the suspicion and fear that threaten to drag the developed world’s economies into further decline.
Bruce Kasman, Chief Economist & Global Head of Economic Research, J.P. Morgan, Inc.
Shiro Katsufuji, Chief Economist, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Alex Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Jim McTague, Washington Editor, Barron’s
12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
1-2:30 Panel discussion
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- Jan 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm