Conference: Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation

I am looking forward to attending (and briefly speaking) at a conference on May 19-20 in Washington, D.C. on “Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation.”

The event will take place at George Washington Law School. Co-sponsors include Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF), the Association of Professors of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), Better Markets, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) and SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Confirmed keynote speakers include John C. Coates, (author of “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications”) and law and economics professor William K. Black (whose classic book The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One still influences policy debates).

Here is a link for registration, and additional details. I’ve pasted the agenda below.

Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation

May 19-20, 2014
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Agenda

Monday, May 19, 2014

3:30–4 pm: Registration and Reception | Faculty Library

4–4:15 pm: Welcome and Introductions | Faculty Conference Center

Host

  • Lisa M. Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Co-organizers

  • Martha McCluskey, Professor, William J. Magavern Faculty Scholar, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, The University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Jennifer Taub, Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

4:15–6:15 pm: Session 1 | Background and Updates on CBA: Business Roundtable, Legislation and Policy Implications

Background Materials

Moderator

Lisa Donner, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform

Panelists

  • Lisa M. Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Stephen Hall, Securities Specialist, Better Markets
  • Joan MacLeod Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Amit Narang, Regulatory Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division
  • Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO Director of Policy and Special Counsel

6:30 pm: Dinner | Faculty Conference Center

7–8 pm: Keynote

  • William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, UMKC School of Law

Co-commentators

  • Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law and Fellow, Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative at the New America Foundation

Tuesday, May 20

8–8:30 am: Continental Breakfast, Faculty Library

8:30–10:15 am: Session 2: What Financial Benefits and Costs Do We Count? Considering Societal Costs, Capital Requirements, Derivatives and Other Reforms

Background Materials

Moderator

  • Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

Panelists

  • David Arkush, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Emma Coleman Jordan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • John Parsons, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA Finance Track Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
  • Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform
  • Wallace Turbeville, Senior Fellow, Demos

10:15–10:30 am: Morning Break

10:30–Noon: Session 3: Learning from the Environmental Experience

Papers to be Presented

  • Rena Steinzor “Cost-benefit Analysis from Hell, at OSHA and EPA”
  • Amy Sinden, “Formality and Informality in Cost-Benefit Analysis”

Moderator

  • Thomas O. McGarity, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Panelists

  • Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Amy Sinden, Professor of Law, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

12:15–1:30 pm: Lunch Keynote & Discussion | Faculty Conference Center

Introduction

Stephen Hall, Securities Specialist, Better Markets

Keynote Address and Discussion

John C. Coates, IV, John F. Cogan Jr. Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School

Co-Commentators

  • Mercer Bullard, Associate Professor of Law and Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Distinguished Lecturer, The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Faith Stevelman, Visiting Professor and Director, Program on Law, Business & Entrepreneurship University of Washington School of Law

1:45–3:15 pm: Session 4: Policy Alternatives and Economics

Papers and Background Materials

Co-Moderators

  • Michael Abramowicz, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Neil Buchanan, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Panelists

  • Timothy Canova, Professor of Law and Public Finance, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Paúl Carrillo, Law Student, Columbia Law School
  • David Driesen, University Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Tom Herndon, Graduate Student, UMass Amherst, Department of Economics
  • Charles Pouncy, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
  • Mark Silverman, Graduate Student, UMass Amherst, Department of Economics

3:15–3:45 pm: Closing Reception | Faculty Conference Center

 

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