Household Debt and Macroeconomic Fluctuations

Atif Mian and Amir Sufi April 29th, 2010

VoxEU

US Congressional committees are now grilling bankers on the complex instruments that provided subprime mortgages with a veil of security. This column presents new evidence that subprime mortgages had more serious consequences – they were a key factor in

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A New Approach to Global Reporting Convergence

Christian Leuz April 14th, 2010

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are set to become the global accounting language. Empirical evidence suggests, however, that IFRS adoption alone will not lead to global convergence of reporting practices, and will not make comparing companies’ financial statements as easy

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Making Debt Holders into Watchdogs

April 6th, 2010

Businessweek; April 1, 2010

The Dodd financial reform bill, which awaits the Senate after its two-week break, is loaded with good intentions. But does it do enough to keep banks from going out on a limb for profits?
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Curbing Risk on Wall Street

March 19th, 2010

Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales
National Affairs, Spring 2010

The financial crisis of 2008 had many causes. They ranged from a housing bubble to excessive speculation, and from inadequate accounting rules to reckless corporate governance. But at the heart

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Anil Kashyap Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

March 17th, 2010

Testimony of Anil K Kashyap in “Examining the Link Between Fed Bank Supervision and Monetary Policy” before the House Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives – March 17, 2010

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5 Facts about Climate Policy: Cause for a Shift in Policy?

Michael Greenstone March 12th, 2010

Myron Scholes Forum, March 4th, 2010

Professor Michael Greenstone of MIT discusses the various and numerous challenges that face the global economy in light of the Copenhagen Climate Conference of 2009.

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Let’s Not Pursue the Volcker Rule

March 3rd, 2010

U.S. Monetary Policy Forum; New York, New York
February 26, 2010

On Friday February 26, the IGM hosted its annual “U.S. Monetary Policy Forum” conference that featured a report on Financial Conditions Indices and a panel discussion on

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Financial Regulatory Reform

Daniel Tarullo March 1st, 2010

U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York, New York
February 26th, 2010

Daniel Tarullo, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, participated in a panel discussion at the 2010 US Monetary Policy Forum on financial regulatory reform. The panelists discussed priorities for improving

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Faculty Panel: “The Euro in Crisis”

February 24th, 2010

Myron Scholes Forum, February 22, 2010

The recent decision by European governments to bail out Greece has raised questions about the viability of the single currency area in Europe. Professors John Cochrane, Roger Myerson, and Luigi Zingales will

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How to make a bank raise equity

February 8th, 2010

Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales
FT.com, February 7th, 2010

In the struggle to identify how to avoid a repeat of last year’s financial crisis there is an emerging consensus among regulators, academics and practitioners that contingent convertible (Coco) bonds are

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Financial Trust Index

a measure of confidence Americans have in the private institutions in which they can invest

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Scholes Forum: Dazed and Confused: Making Sense of Western Politics (And Consumers)

A VIDEO OF THE IGM’S MOST RECENT SCHOLES FORUM TALK CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

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US Monetary Policy Forum

The US Monetary Policy Forum (USMPF) brings academics, market economists, and policy makers together to discuss US monetary policy for an annual conference, sponsored by the IGM. A standing group of academic and private sector economists produces a report on a critical medium-term issue confronting the Federal Open Market Committee.

2016 USMPF REPORT
LANGUAGE AFTER LIFTOFF: FED COMMUNICATION AWAY FROM THE ZERO LOWER BOUND

2015 USMPF REPORT
THE EQUILIBRIUM REAL FUNDS RATE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

2014 USMPF REPORT
MARKET TANTRUMS AND MONETARY POLICY

2013 USMPF REPORT
CRUNCH TIME: FISCAL CRISES AND THE ROLE OF MONETARY POLICY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2012 USMPF REPORT
HOUSING, MONETARY POLICY, AND THE RECOVERY

2011 USMPF REPORT
STRESSED OUT: MACROPRUDENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR STRESS TESTING

2010 USMPF REPORT
FINANCIAL CONDITIONS INDEXES: A NEW LOOK AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

2009 USMPF REPORT
OIL AND THE MACROECONOMY: LESSONS FOR MONETARY POLICY

2008 USMPF REPORT
LEVERAGED LOSSES: LESSONS FROM THE MORTGAGE MARKET MELTDOWN

2007 USMPF REPORT
UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLVING INFLATION PROCESS

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China Economic Summer Institute

The China Economic Summer Institute enables the best Chinese scholars to stay in active contact with top-notch researchers from the rest of the world, and provides a forum to encourage promising young Chinese researchers to work on topics that are important for understanding the Chinese economy. To learn more see the CESI WEBSITE.

SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 2012 CHINA ECONOMIC SUMMER INSTITUTE:

PUBLIC SCHOOL RESOURCES AND PRIVATE SUBSTITUTES IN URBAN CHINA
by Cheng Yuan and Lei Zhang

A MODEL OF CHINA’S STATE CAPITALISM
by Xi Li, Xuewen Liu, and Yong Wang

A UNIFIED MODEL OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
by Hanwei Huang, Jiandong Ju, and Vivian Z. Yue

*The IGM cosponsors the CESI with Tsinghua University; UC Berkeley’s Program on Institutions and Governance; and the Katholieke Universiteit Leaven’s LICOS Center.

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Research on International Accounting, Enforcement, and Global Convergence

Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: The Role of Implementation and Enforcement
by Hans Christensen, Luzi Hail, and Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz proposes creating a “Global Player Segment” in which firms would use the same reporting rules (ie, IFRS), face the same enforcement mechanisms, and have similar incentives for transparent reporting

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Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the United States
by Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Peter Wysocki

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IGM Working Papers

PAPERS FROM THE IGM WORKING PAPER SERIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE.

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