The Ex-Im Bank: Can Congress Tackle Cronyism's Lowest-Hanging Fruit?

Nov 13, 2014Nov 14, 2014
Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 202

Event Speakers

Veronique de Rugy

George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy

The stopgap spending bill included a short-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States through June 2015. Between now and this new expiration date, Congress is faced with a choice of whether to keep the Bank or allow its charter to expire.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join senior research fellow, Veronique de Rugy, for a discussion about what Washington's handling of the Ex-Im Bank will reveal about its intent to reduce special-interest handouts.

This program will:

  • Provide a brief overview of the history and operations of the Ex-Im Bank;
  • Examine the key justifications for the Bank’s continued authorization; and
  • Compare the justifications to the economic realities.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Caitlyn Van Orden, Event Coordinator, at or (703) 993-4925.