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The Hearing: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

A Commission on the Economic Crisis?

Earlier this week, the Senate passed, by a vote of 92-4, a measure that would create an independent commission to hold hearings into the causes of our current economic crisis - and presumably to think hard about what to change...

By Simon Johnson  |  April 24, 2009; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Hear This

The first time I visited Congress, I was amazed at how easily you can wander the halls. To enter the office buildings you have to pass through airport-style metal detectors and a bag scan, but no one asks your business...

By Sara Goo  |  April 23, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Why Congress Should Not Fix 'Too Big to Fail'

Wharton professor David Zaring filed this guest blog post: At the hearing earlier this week before the Joint Economic Committee, nobody liked banks that were “too big to fail.” Thomas Hoenig decried the “financial megamergers” that led to the problem...

By Sara Goo  |  April 23, 2009; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Timothy Geithner Doesn't Get It

Yale University corporate law professor Jonathan Macey filed this guest blog post: Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made his first appearance before the Congressional Oversight Panel, which is one of the cadre of government-sponsored entities overseeing the massive bailout and...

By Sara Goo  |  April 22, 2009; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Hearing Offers Solutions for 'Too Big to Fail' Problem

Rep.Carolyn B. Maloney, chair of Joint Economic Committee, filed this guest blog post: Today’s Joint Economic Committee hearing provided a unique opportunity to hear more information about solutions to the “too big to fail” problem from a group of distinguished...

By Sara Goo  |  April 21, 2009; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Geithner's Prepared Testimony on TARP

Here is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's testimony before the Congressional Oversight Panel on the TARP. And here's the letter he wrote to chairman Elizabeth Warren, outlining the TARP status, saying there is now less than $110 billion left of the...

By Sara Goo  |  April 21, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prepared Testimony Before Joint Economic Committee

You can find the prepared testimony from Simon Johnson, Thomas Hoenig and Joseph Stiglitz here, at the Joint Economic Committee's site about today's hearing....

By Sara Goo  |  April 21, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Treasury Sec. Geithner Testifies Today on Banking Industry

While the Joint Economic Committee hears from Joseph Stiglitz, Simon Johnson, and Thomas Hoenig, the man of the hour - Tim Geithner - will be meeting with the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, chaired by Elizabeth Warren. The session begins at...

By James Kwak  |  April 21, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  TARP  
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Is Big Finance Too Big To Save? Joint Economic Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Congress is back this week and various committees are positioning themselves to have influence over the broader financial sector reform process that continues to take shape. First out of the block is the Joint Economic Committee, with a hearing tomorrow...

By Simon Johnson  |  April 20, 2009; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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About The Hearing

The Hearing provides a forum for discussing the key economic policy questions being debated in Washington.

By James Kwak  |  April 20, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Banking , Global Economy , Regulation , Your Hearing  
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