10:00 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Webinar: A decade of Dodd-Frank

Co-hosted by the Brookings Institution and the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Online only

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act to reform Wall Street and protect consumers. Now, in the midst of an even more devastating economic and public health crisis, what are the risks to the financial system and the U.S. economy?

On June 30, the Center on Regulations and Markets at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan hosted an event to examine the difficult choices made in drafting Dodd-Frank, its impact on systemic risk and consumer protection, and the response to the COVID-19 crisis in both domestic and global contexts.

The conference consisted of a series of panel discussions, as well as a lunchtime keynote discussion with former Chairmen Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Other confirmed panelists include Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, former Fed Vice Chair Don Kohn, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce, former Fed Governor Jeremy Stein, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, and top academics, policymakers, and experts. We intend the day both to evaluate the performance of the Dodd-Frank Act over the last decade and to consider what the Act means for the future.

Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] or by joining the conversation on Twitter using #DoddFrank10.

Download a PDF of the agenda here.

Download the conference program here. 

Panel 1: What were the difficult choices of Dodd-Frank, and how do they perform today?

Panel 2: Has Dodd-Frank reined in systemic risk?

Panel 3: How has Dodd-Frank performed for the consumer?

Lunchtime keynote Introduction by Glenn Hutchins, co-founder of North Island and Silver Lake; Co-chair of the board, Brookings Institution

Panel 4: How has Dodd-Frank shaped the response to the current financial crisis, and is it prepared for the next?

Panel 5: What has Dodd-Frank meant globally? & Closing remarks