Recent Financial Market Disruptions
In recent months, problems with subprime mortgages have spilled over to the housing sector and financial markets more generally. These events have created widespread concerns about the hardships facing homeowners and potential risks to the overall economy. They have also raised near-term questions about how to best address economic risk, and provoked longer-term questions about the adequacy of current regulations and consumer protections.
On September 26th, The Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution will convene a roundtable discussion with experts to help frame the challenges currently facing housing and the financial markets– where we are, what it means for the U.S. economy, possible next steps for recovery, and ways to minimize future problems.
After introductory remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, the Wall Street Journal’s Alan S. Murray will moderate a roundtable discussion among the panelists, including former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers; Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Domestic Finance Robert K. Steel; Evercore Partners Chairman Roger C. Altman; Eton Park Capital Management CEO Eric Mindich; and Brookings Senior Fellow Douglas W. Elmendorf. After the roundtable discussion, participants will take audience questions.
Douglas W. Elmendorf
Former Brookings Expert
Dean - Harvard Kennedy School
Eton Park Capital Management
Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus - Harvard University
Robert K. Steel
Department of the Treasury
Roger C. Altman
Founder and Chairman
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