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Michael S. Barr

In the News 2011

December 28th, 2011, Steve Schaefer; Appeals Court Puts Citi, SEC Trial Back On Ice.

December 21st, 2011, Michael Barr; The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform: Three Years Later.

December 12th, 2011, Julie Schmit; What went wrong with foreclosure aid programs?

December 8th, 2011, Michael S. Barr and Daniel Halberstam; Blog: Europe's Last Chance to Get it Right.

December 2nd, 2011, Lekha Kanchinadam; Former secretary to the Treasury discusses crisis.

November 15th, 2011, Scott Lanman; Fed Employees Serve Treasury Deepening Ties Forged in Crisis.

November 10th, 2011, Drake Bennett; Behavioral Economics Foils an Obama Tax Cut?

November 3rd, 2011, Louise Story and Eric Dash; Oversight of Brokers Scrutinized.

October 23rd, 2011, Zachary A. Goldfarb; Obama’s efforts to aid homeowners, boost housing market fall far short of goals.

October 18th, 2011, Anjelica Tan; ETF spotlight to intensify at Senate hearing.

October 12th, 2011, Bloomberg: Carter Dougherty: Dumpster-Diving Bank Exams Lead to Job as Top Cop for Consumers.

August 31st, 2011, Reality Check: Can Obama Fix Housing? (video)

August 31st, 2011: Nick Timiraos; Housing Chief Takes Tough Stance.

August 31st, 2011: Ask M - Michael Barr follow up (video).

August 31, 2011, Nick Timiraos; An Accidental Housing Chief Embraces the Power of 'No.'

August 29th, 2011: Jennifer Liberto;
Obama names new top economic adviser.

August 15th, 2011, Ronald D. Oral; Regulators struggle with ‘living wills’ for banks.

August 10th, 2011, Michael Hirsh; Franken rails against S&P 'incompetence.'

August 9th, 2011, Downgrade & Federal Meeting. (video)

August 4th, 2011, Main Street vs. Wall Street: The New Rules of Engagement. (video)

July 21, 2011, Jennifer Liberto;
Wall Street reform: A year down a bumpy road.

July 21st, 2011, Tamara Keith; New Consumer Protection Agency Faces Opposition.

July 20th, 2011, Tom Braithwaite and Aline van Duyn; Regulatory reform: A disappearing act?

July 17th, 2011, Tom Braithwaite; Obama reveals nominee for watchdog role.

July 11th, 2011, Nelson D. Schwartz; Bank’s Deal Means More Will Lose Their Homes.

July 11th, 2011, Drake Bennett and Carter Dougherty; Elizabeth Warren’s Dream Becomes a Real Agency She May Never Get to Lead.

July 1st, 2011, Consumer agency has soft launch.

June 29, 2011, Nelson D. Schwartz and Eric Dash; Bank of America Settles Claims Stemming From Mortgage Crisis.

June 27, 2011, cspan-org: Pew Financial Reform Project Reviews Dodd-Frank Act.

June 27, 2011, Financial Regulations Law (video).

June 27, 2011, Ronald D. Orol; Former regulators signal relief on bank capital.

June 15, 2011, CNNMoney: Jennifer Liberto; Consumer bureau to run - director or not.

June 15, 2011, CNNMoney: Jennifer Liberto; Consumer bureau to run - director or not.

Jun 15, 2011, New York Times: Wall Street is not too big to fail, insists regulator.

June 13, 2011, David Welna; As Economy Sputters, Obama's Nominees Languish.

June 11, 2011, New York Times: Eric Dash and Julie Creswell; Too Big to Fail, or Too Trifling for Oversight?

June 10, 2011, Alan Zibel; FDIC Official May Run U.S. Bank Regulator.

June 3, 2011, Bloomberg: Carter Dougherty; Consumer Bureau to ‘Nudge’ Americans Toward Rational Decisions.

May 26th, 2011, Deborah Solomon;
U.S. Regulators Aim to Extend Reach Agencies Weigh Oversight of Certain Financial Transactions by Foreign Central Banks, Sovereign Funds.

May 18th, 2011, Ronald D. Orol; SEC seeks to limit credit-rater conflicts.

May 16th, 2011, Diana Olick; The Debt Crisis and Mortgage Rates.

May 10th, 2011, David Streitfeld; Federal Retreat on Bigger Loans Rattles Housing.

May 6th, 2011, Michael S. Barr; Default is Unthinkable.

April 7th, 2011, Caroline Salas and Ian Katz; Bonds Show Investors Don't Have Concerns About Risk of U.S. Fiscal Crisis.

April 1st, 2011, Cheyenne Hopkins; Regulators Ready Enforcement Orders Against Servicers as State AG Talks Stall.

March 31st, 2011, Lawrence Delevingne; The hunt for the next LTCM.

March 30th, 2011, Michael S. Barr; Risk Retention Is Only One Part of Needed Housing Finance Reform.

March 29th, 2011, (Video) FDIC Vote Underway.

March 29th, 2011, Clifford Marks; Economic Insiders: Spending Cuts Not the Most Urgent Priority.

March 29th, 2011, Michael Powell and Adrew Martin; Foreclosure Aid Fell Short, and Is Fading.

March 22nd, 2011:
Michael S. Barr, Leading Expert on Financial Institutions and Regulation, Joins Brookings as Nonresident Senior Fellow.

March 15th, 2011, Michael S. Barr;
Accountability for consumer financial protection.

March 10th, 2011,
Mark Decambre;
Banks balk at draft, Housing plan DOA.

March 3rd, 2011, (Video) Après-Ski Fireside Chat; America’s Economy: From Crisis to Reform to Recovery.

March 2nd, 2011, Nelson D. Swartz and David Streitfeld; Officials Disagree on Penalties for Mortgage Mess.

February 16th, 2011, Sheila Pursglove; Profile in Brief: Michael S. Barr - Financial Whiz.

February 12th, 2011,
Fed to cut role in home loans.

February 12th, 2011, Nick Timiraos; Views of Life After Fannie, Freddie.

February 11th, 2011, (Video) Gearing Up a Plan for GSEs.

February 10th, 2011, Jim Kuhnenn; Obama to offer solutions for housing finance.

February 10th, 2011, The Government’s Role in the Housing Market.

February 9th, 2011,
Megan Smith; Michael Barr Rejoins CAP as Senior Fellow.

February 9th, 2011,
Dow Jones Newswires-Wall Street Journal; U.S. to release plan to phase out Fannie, Freddie.

February 9th, 2011, White House Plans to Revamp Mortgage Market.

February 8th, 2011, Binyamin Appelbaum: Plans Near for Freddie and Fannie.

February 4th, 2011, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Brady Dennis: Housing finance changes likely to mean less government backing for some buyers.

February 3rd, 2011, (From the print edition) America's housing market - Suspended animation - Falling prices and rising foreclosures cause a policy quagmire.

February 3rd, 2011, Brady Dennis; What's next for tax code? Geithner discusses overhaul with wide range of groups.

January 20th, 2011, Claude R. Marx; Barr to Be Filene Fellow.

January 20th, 2011, Diana Olick; Home Sales Rally Amid Mortgage Questions.

January 20th, 2011, Louise Story; Banks Want Pieces of Fannie-Freddie Pie.

January 20th, 2011, Ronald D. Oral; White House stalls on Fannie, Freddie reform.

January 7th, 2011, Obama appoints Sperling to top post.