Financial Markets for Policy Professionals

2018 Program

Woodrow Wilson School | September 5-8, 2018

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Understanding the Language of Finance

Wednesday, September 5th, Room 399, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
5:30–5:45 pm Dinner (pizza and salad)
5:45–9:00 pm Accounting for Policy Makers, Donal Byard, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

Framework for Understanding Financial Markets

Thursday, September 6th, Bowl A17, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
8:30–9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am–12:00 pm Treasury Markets, Charles Jones, Columbia Business School
12:00 –1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00–5:00 pm Credit Markets (continued), Charles Jones, Columbia Business School
Friday, September 7th, Bowl A17, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am–12:00 noon Mortgages & Derivatives, Michael Johannes, Columbia Business School
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00–3:00 pm Mortgages & Derivatives (continued), Michael Johannes, Columbia Business School
3:00–3:15 pm Coffee break
3:15–5:15pm Financial Crisis, Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance and Director, JRCPPF, Princeton University

Industry Expert Presentations

Saturday, September 8th, Bowl A17, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
8:30–9:00 am Breakfast
9:00–10:00 am Municipal Bond Markets, RJ Gallo, Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, Head of Municipal Bond Investment Group, Federated Investors, Inc.
10:00–10:45 am Private Equity, David Rubenstein,  Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group
10:45–11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00–11:45 am Two to Tango: Private Equity’s Partnership Model, Noah Gottdiener, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Duff & Phelps
11:45 am–12:30 am Impact Investment: Leveraging Policy and Investment to Achieve Sustainable Development, Philip D. Bennett, First Vice President (ret.), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
12:30–1:30 pm  Lunch Break
1:30–2:15 pm Global Economic Prospects, Ashoka Mody, Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor, Princeton University
2:15–3:00 pm Cryptocurrencies and Financial Market Implications, Amber Baldet, Founder & CEO, Clovyr
3:00–3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15–4:15pm Panel Discussion: Financial Regulation
Aaron Klein, Brookings Institute
Duncan Jepson, Liberty Global
Kathryn Judge, Professor, Columbia Law School
4:15 pm Wrap-up