Regulation University: The Role of the Federal Reserve as a Financial Regulator

Apr 03, 2013Apr 04, 2013
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Event Speakers

Lawrence H. White

Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Please join the Mercatus Center for Regulation University’s 2013 series. Lawrence H. White, Ph.D a Senior Scholar at Mercatus, will discuss the Federal Reserve and its dual role as both chief monetary policy manager and a rising federal financial regulator.

Several key debates this year will focus on the economic impact of federal regulations. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is pleased to offer Regulation University, a series of educational programs designed for congressional staff to provide the skills and information essential to regulatory oversight and to understand the legal and institutional framework that produces and supports federal regulation.

It is commonly understood that the Federal Reserve determines monetary policy, but less well known is its role as a broad-based federal regulator of financial holding companies, select state banks, international bank operations, designated systemically important non-bank financial companies, and systemically important financial market utilities.

This program will examine

• Who and how the Federal Reserve regulates

• How the Federal Reserve affects monetary policy and the main tools they use to do so

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