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Michael S. Barr

Public Remarks and Testimony Delivered by Michael S. Barr, since Jan. 2009
 
Testimony:

Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, regarding the Financial Stability Oversight Council, May 20, 2014, at http://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hhrg-113-ba00-wstate-mbarr-20140520.pdf.

Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing on “The Growth of Financial Regulation and its Impact on International Competitiveness,” March 5, 2014, at http://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hhrg-113-ba09-wstate-mbarr-20140305.pdf.

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Hearing on “Improving For-Profit Higher Education: A Roundtable Discussion of Policy Solutions,” July 21, 2011, at http://help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=28fa4b62-5056-9502-5d71-198cd2223f7a.

Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, Hearing on “Does the Dodd-Frank Act End Too Big to Fail?”, June 14, 2011, at http://financialservices.house.gov/UploadedFiles/061411barr.pdf.

Presented, “Global Coordination in International Finance,” Financial Services Authority of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 2014.

Presented, “Whose in Charge of Global Finance,” University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law & Politics, Tokyo, Japan, June 9, 2014.

Presented “Whose in Charge of Global Finance?”, University of Kyoto School of Law, June 6, 2014.

Presented “Stabilization Policies in Comparative Perspective,” Conference Honoring Ned Gramlich, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014.

Roundtable Discussant, House of Debt Book Launch, Center for Equitable Growth, Washington, D.C., May 29, 2014.

Presented, “The New, New International Financial Architecture,” American Society of International Law, April 9, 2014.

Presented, “The New, New International Financial Architecture,” Georgetown Law School, April 8, 2014.

Presented, “Finance and Inequality,” Yale Law School, March 27, 2014.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-income Americans,” Russell Sage-Sloan Behavioral Economics and Consumer Finance Working Group Meeting, New York, NY, December 9, 2013.

Panel discussion, “The New International Financial Architecture,” International Judicial Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 23, 2013.

Moderated roundtable discussion with former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, on financial crises: analytics, prevention and response, University of Michigan Law School, April 18, 2013.

Panelist, “Structural Reform in Finance,” New York University Stern School of Business, April 11, 2013.

Delivered keynote address on “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 27, 2013.

Delivered keynote address on “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” George Washington University Law School, February 8, 2013, at http://vimeo.com/user9108723/review/60270641/2035e8e136.

Delivered keynote address on “The Financial Crisis and Household Balance Sheets,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, February 6, 2013, at http://www.stlouisfed.org/household-financial-stability/multimedia/video/20130206-research-symposium-15.cfm.

Delivered keynote address at AALS Financial Institutions Section luncheon on “Financial Reform,” New Orleans, January 5, 2012.

Presented, “Behavioral Approaches to Consumer Financial Regulation,” at University of Cambridge/ London School of Economics Conference on “New Legal Thinking on Financial Regulation,” Cambridge, England, November 30, 2012.

Panel presentation and debate on “Financial Reform,” Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention, November 16, 2012.

Delivered Keynote Address, at Symposium, “Developing Small Businesses and Leveraging Resources in Detroit,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit, Michigan, October 17, 2012.

Presented, “The LIBOR Scandal,” Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 11, 2012.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” Distinguished Lecture Series, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 9, 2012. 
 
Presentation to the prelaw society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2, 2012.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” Author’s Forum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 19, 2012.

Roundtable presentation, Former Treasury Officials, The Clearinghouse Board of Directors and CFO Summit, Washington, D.C., September 12, 2012.

Presented, “Behaviorally Informed Consumer Financial Protection,” CGAP, the World Bank, Washington, D.C., June 13, 2012.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” RAND Behavioral Finance Forum, Washington, D.C., June 1, 2012.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, May 25, 2012.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” Filene Research Institute, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2012.

Presented, “Behaviorally Informed Consumer Financial Protection,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 11, 2012.

Presented, “Structural Challenges in Banking,” at “The Financial System Five Years from Now,” International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. March 23, 2012.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis, Financial Reform, and the Financial Industry,” Moores River Drive Breakfast Series, Governor’s Residence, Lansing, Michigan, March 14, 2012.

Presented, “Perspectives on Oversight of Systemic Risk in Insurance,” National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Miami, Florida, February 4, 2012.

Presented, “Safe Harbors and Defaults: A Behavioral Perspective,” ALI Conference on Consumer Protection, New York University School of Law, February 3, 2012.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law & Finance, Yale Law School, February 2, 2012.

Presented, “Economic Inclusion: Education, Access, and Consumer Protection,” Michigan Credit Union conference, Ypsilanti, Michigan, January 27, 2012.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” House Democratic Issues Conference, Cambridge, Maryland, January 26, 2012.

Presented, “Safe Harbors and Defaults: A Behavioral Perspective,” at conference on “Retail Financial Services after the Crisis: Legal and Economic Perspectives on Investor and Consumer Protection,” House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, January 20, 2012.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” at conference on “Financial Regulation in Uncertain Times,” Swiss Finance Institute, Lugano, Switzerland, December 15, 2011.

Presented, “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” at Woodrow Wilson School and Ideas42 master class on Behavioral Economics, Princeton, NJ, December 2, 2011.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” at lecture sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, December 1, 2011.

Presented, “The Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Reform,” at the 59th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, University of Michigan, Nov. 17, 2011, reprinted in The Economic Outlook for 2012 (pp. 150-158).

Panelist, “Payday Lending and Alternative Financial Services,” Columbia Law School, New York, NY, September 23, 2011.

Panelist, “Reforming Our Nation’s Financial System: Dodd-Frank One Year Later,” Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2011, at http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/072111-reforming-our-nations-financial-system-dodd-frank-one-year-later-panel.

Panelist, “Dodd-Frank: Implications for Consumers,” SIFMA Regulatory Reform Summit 2011, New York, NY, July 13, 2011.

Panelist, “Government Use of the Payment Card System,” Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, July 12, 2011.

Keynote Address, “The Dodd-Frank Act, One Year On,” Pew Financial Reform Project and NYU Stern School of

Hill Briefing on “Tapping Tax Time” at the Aspen Institute, September 23, 2010,
http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg871.aspx.

Remarks at the CFED Asset Learning Conference, September 22, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg868.aspx.

Remarks on the “Next Steps on Financial Reform: Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act to End Too Big To Fail” at the Chicago Club, August 10, 2010.

Remarks on “The Path Forward for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” at the Charlotte, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, August 4, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg812.aspx.

Remarks to the Independent Community Bankers of America, April 26, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg662.aspx.

Remarks to the Mortgage Bankers Association, April 13, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg662.aspx.

Remarks to the National Council of State Housing Agencies, March 8, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg578.aspx.

Remarks to the Credit Union National Association, February 23, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg559.aspx.

Luncheon Keynote Remarks on New Markets at the Tax Credit Coalition 8th Annual Conference, December 9, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg435.aspx.

Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprise, Hearing on “The Future of Housing Finance: A Progress Update on the GSEs,” September 15, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg854.aspx.
 
Testimony before the on Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Hearing on “The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions,” July 15, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg776.aspx.
 
Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Hearing on “Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs): Their Unique Role and Challenges Serving Lower-Income, Underserved and Minority Communities,” March 9, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg579.aspx.
 
Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Hearing on “Too Big to Fail – The Role for Bankruptcy and Antitrust Law in Financial Regulation Reform,” October 22, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg327.aspx.
 
Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on Stabilizing the Housing Market, Hearing on the “Progress of the Making Home Affordable Program: What Are the Outcomes for Homeowners and What Are the Obstacles to Success?,” September 9, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg280.aspx 
 
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearing on “Examining Proposals to Enhance the Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies.” August 5, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg258.aspx.
 
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Hearing on “Creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency: A Cornerstone of America’s New Economic Foundation.” July 14, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg208.aspx.
 
Testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Hearing on “The Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and the FTC,” July 8, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg199.aspx 
 
Remarks:

Remarks Moderator, “Financial Opportunity,” Clinton Global Initiative, Denver, Colorado, June 24-25, 2014.

Keynote Remarks, “Behavioral Economics & Consumer Empowerment,” Federation of Community Development Credit Unions Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, May 15, 2014.

Keynote Remarks, “Behavioral Economics & Consumer Empowerment,” LendIt Conference, San Francisco, California, May 6, 2014, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PKdoKnFzA&index=17&list=PLdQ2kQyad3IhDpx1ybk_mec5nYj_GgvpC.

Comments, “Administrative Law Innovations in the Dodd-Frank Act,” Columbia Law School, February 21, 2014.

Remarks, Working Families Success Network Conference, Detroit, Michigan, November 8, 2013.

Remarks, “Behaviorally Informed Consumer Financial Services Regulation,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, September 20, 2013.

Remarks at the International Transaction Clinic’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration, September 12, 2013.

Remarks, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C., July 25, 2013.

Remarks, Aspen Institute, Financial Security Summit, Aspen, CO, July 10, 2013.

Remarks on “Financial Reform in the United States and Europe,” American Center, U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic, May 21, 2013.

Remarks on “The Path of Financial Reform,” University of Michigan M3 Convening on Finance, Law and Policy, University of Michigan Law School, May 14, 2013.

Delivered remarks on “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-income Americans,” Innovations Conference, Pymnts.com, Harvard University, March 21, 2013.

Delivered remarks on “The New International Financial Architecture,” Fordham Law School, February 11, 2013.

Delivered remarks on “No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans,” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, February 5, 2013.

Remarks, Knight-Wallace Fellows, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 20, 2012.

Remarks, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” Northwest Credit Union Association, Tacoma, Washington, September 22, 2011.

Remarks, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” Rotary Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 21, 2011.

Remarks, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” UMLS Alumni, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 16, 2011.

Remarks, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform,” Economic Dinner Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 12, 2011.

Remarks, “The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform, Filene Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, October 13, 2011.

Remarks on “Economic Inclusion: Education, Access, and Consumer Protection,” Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C., June 2, 2011.
Remarks on “A Framework for Housing Finance Reform,” National Multi Housing Council, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 25, 2011.
 
Remarks on “Seeking Financial Stability,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 11th Annual Payments Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2011.
 
Remarks on “Financial Crisis and Reform,” National Association of Attorneys General, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 12, 2011.
 
Remarks on “Reforming the Global Financial System,” United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Services, Development, and Trade: The Regulatory and Institutional Dimension, Geneva (by video conference), April 7, 2011.
 
Remarks on “Assessing the Dodd-Frank Act,” Yale Law School, April 1, 2011.
 
Remarks on “Financial Challenges Facing American Households,” Consumer Federation of America, Washington, D.C., March 18, 2011.

Remarks on “America’s Economy: From Crisis to Reform to Recovery,” The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado, March 3, 2011.

Remarks on “A Framework for GSE Reform,” UC-Irvine School of Business, February 17, 2011.

Remarks on “A Framework for GSE Reform,” New York University School of Law, February 4, 2011. 
Remarks on "Reforming the Global Financial System" at the Financial Times Global Finance Forum, December 2, 2010, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg986.aspx.

Remarks on “New Insights and Advances in Financial Literacy: Translation, Dissemination, Change” at the Financial Literacy Research Consortium, November 18, 2010.

Remarks on Financial Reform at the Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, November 5, 2010.

Remarks on “The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution” at the Consumer Federation of America’s 21st Annual Conference, December 3, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg428.aspx.

Remarks to ALI-ABA Conference on Life Insurance, November 5, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg356.aspx.

Remarks to the National Economists Club, October 1, 2009, https://ustreas.gov/press/releases/tg306.htm.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Michael Barr on Regulatory Reform to the Exchequer Club, July 15, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg213.aspx.

 

 
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