Capitol Hill Campus: Dodd-Frank: What It Does and Why It's Flawed

Apr 09, 2013
Rayburn B-339

Event Speakers

Hester Peirce

Former Senior Research Fellow

* Rescheduled from previous March 6 date

Regulations originate from the perception that a market failure has occurred. Such regulation is often drafted immediately following a crisis, producing hastily crafted provisions and incomplete analysis. As a result of intervening, unintended consequences emerge that sometimes just make matters worse.

Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a new Capitol Hill Campus exploring a prime example of this type of regulation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Mercatus senior research fellow Hester Peirce, editor of the recently published Dodd-Frank: What It Does and Why It’s Flawed, will explore the questions:

• Has the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act been an effective response to the financial crisis?

• What does this legislation mean for regulation going forward?

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a most insightful session.

Space is limited. Please RSVP today. The 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 Erin Connolly, Events Associate, at or (703)993-9913.