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Friday, March 20th
8:30 AM

The Political Economy of Financial Regulation

Robert Grafstein, University of Georgia

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Discusses the politics behind financial regulation, both at the legislative and administrative agency level. Considers what provides the impetus for reform and what political factors influence the process of lawmaking? Also addresses regulatory capture, industry lobbying, and the variety of external factors that have led to the passage of recent legislative actions, such as Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Act, as well as regulatory enforcement actions.

10:15 AM

Kick-off Speech and Welcome

Dennis Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Peter B. Rutledge, University of Georgia Law School

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Risk Management and Regulatory Oversight (panel)

Usha Rodrigues, University of Georgia School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

This panel focuses on modern theories related to internal and external risk management practices of financial institutions. Panelists discuss how Dodd-Frank, Basel III, and other securities reforms have affected risk management strategies and whether these reforms have addressed pre-crisis risk management failures and are capable of detecting current systemic vulnerabilities. Panelists also discuss risk management conducted by regulators in their supervisory capacity and the effectiveness of these ongoing and newly-created powers.

12:30 PM

Keynote Address and Response

Luis Aguilar, Securities and Exchange Commission
Steven Schwarcz, Duke University School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

2:30 PM

The Theory and Structure of Financial Regulatory Agencies (panel)

Mehrsa Baradaran, University of Georgia School of Law

Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Georgia was the epicenter of bank failures in the recent financial crisis. This panel discusses issues related to the federal and state agencies that oversee the financial sector: the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the OCC, the SEC, the DBF (State of Georgia), and the newly created FSOC and CFPB. The financial crisis spurred major changes in agency structure and power as well as the creation of new regulatory bodies. Panelists discuss how these agencies interact with the regulated and how their organization and processes have shifted after the financial crisis and reforms that followed.