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Main Street Lessons Learned: A Look at Where the Financial Crisis Began

Andy Winkler, John Soroushian / Blog November 9, 2018

We summarize four key federal policy responses to the crisis on Main Street and what we have learned. 

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The Crisis on Wall Street

John Soroushian, Andy Winkler / Blog September 17, 2018

Given the 2008 financial crisis’ devastating impact on the U.S. economy, from Main Street to Wall Street, it’s important to understand the key contributors to the crisis.

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James Lockhart: A decade after the financial crisis, mortgage market still needs fixes

News / News September 12, 2018

There is no excuse for the continued massive government involvement in housing finance. As we did 10 years ago, the Federal Housing Finance Agency must work with Congress and the administration to reform the mortgage market.

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Improving U.S. Insurance Regulation

Finance / April 19, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

The 2007-8 financial crisis brought significant changes to the regulation of insurance, with unprecedented intervention by the federal government and the emergence of global insurance standards.

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Regulating the Financial System During the Trump Administration

Finance / May 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ET

The future of the financial regulatory structure built through the Dodd-Frank Act and other post-crisis reforms is suddenly on the table.

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CBO Issues Stark Warning that Deficits Are Increasing Again

Ben Ritz / Blog January 27, 2016

Fiscal projections now look substantially worse than they did just last year, let alone in 2010, when a new Congress was elected on campaign promises to rein in deficits.

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Global Insurance Regulatory Issues: Implications for U.S. Policy and Regulation

Finance / Research November 13, 2015

Global coordination on insurance regulatory issues is a positive dynamic, but policyholder protection should remain the top priority of regulators.

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The Big Bank Theory: Breaking Down the Breakup Arguments

Finance / Research October 28, 2014

Proposals to break up major financial institutions entail greater costs than the benefits they would provide and are potentially outright counterproductive.

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Too Big to Fail: The Path to a Solution

If there is one thing that all sides of the “too-big-to-fail” debate can agree on, it is that reliving the financial crisis of 2008 without an effective means of resolving all financial institutions would be unacceptable.

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