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Private Capital, Public Impact, featuring Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Past Event

Private Capital, Public Impact

As experts, policymakers, the business community and citizens grapple with assigning responsibility for the financial crisis, the private investment community remains a target for harsh criticism. On September 30, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings (IBPP) hosted a forum on the role of private capital in revitalizing the economy both in the United States and abroad, featuring a keynote address by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.).

On September 30, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings (IBPP) hosted a forum on the role of private capital in revitalizing the economy both in the United States and abroad, featuring a keynote address by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.).

The first panel explored the current opportunities and challenges in the industry, featuring the perspectives of investors, the emerging markets, labor unions and entrepreneurs. The second examined the critical position that private capital plays in the economy, as well as the current challenges that private investors face.

After each panel, speakers took questions from the audience.

Download Josh Lerner’s Presentation Slides (PDF) »

Agenda

9:00 AM -- Welcome

9:05 AM -- Keynote Address

9:30 AM -- Panel One: Opportunities and Challenges

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Sarah Alexander

Founding President and CEO, Emerging Private Equity Association

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Den White

Senior Counsel, McDermott, Will & Emery

10:30 AM -- The Role of Private Capital Post-Financial Crisis

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Josh Lerner

Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research

11:00 AM -- Panel Two: Private Capital - Research for Impact

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Manju Puri

J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance, Duke University

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Morten Sorensen

Daniel W. Stanton Associate Professor of Business, Columbia University

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