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The Hearing: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

What You're Saying

University of Minnesota professor Brett McDonnell's post on executive compensation drew some attention this week. Here are a couple interesting comments on the matter: From TooMuchEditor: What else might we try? How about denying our tax dollars -- or tax...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 12, 2009; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Making Financial Regulation Work: 50 More Years

This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." This guest post was written by University of Oregon economics professor Mark Thoma. Banking regulation imposed in response to the Great Depression and the recurrent panics...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 12, 2009; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Regulation  
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Encouraging Better Behavior on Executive Pay

Brett McDonnell, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, filed this guest post. See prepared testimony here. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro gave speeches on executive compensation, and today...

By Tim Lawson  |  June 11, 2009; 5:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Regulation  
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Can the Government Manage Car Companies Without Micro-Managing?

John Paul MacDuffie of the University of Pennsylvania and and Susan Helper of Case Western Reserve University filed this guest post. They both work with the International Motor Vehicle Program. Today, two Obama administration officials will be called before...

By Tim Lawson  |  June 10, 2009; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Autos , Nationalization  
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Getting Elizabeth Warren's Assessment

Elizabeth Warren appears today before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress to discuss “Measuring the Strength of Financial Institutions,” We should expect a candid assessment of the recent bank stress tests, including how they worked and their impact to date....

By Terri Rupar  |  June 9, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TARP  
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Making Financial Regulation Work: Overseeing Lending

This is part of a series on The Hearing called "Making Financial Regulation Work." This guest post was written by Georgia Tech professor Dan Immergluck. The White House has floated a proposal to replace the somewhat byzantine arrangement of federal...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 8, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Regulation  
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What's Getting a Hearing This Week

The financial and economic crisis will get plenty of attention in Congress this week. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren, chair of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, will be appearing before the Joint Economic Committee to discuss the recent stress tests as...

By James Kwak  |  June 8, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Week Ahead  
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