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Apr 02, 2020
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.    For the fifth consecutive year, the Office of Financial Research (OFR) and The University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy will co-host a conference addressing timely issues in financial markets. The...
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Mar 26, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Future Fordies, want to learn more about the Ford School’s lively, engaged research centers? Staff and faculty will present information about how you can get involved. Our Research Centers #4: Center on Finance, Law, & Policy (CFLP)March 26,...
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Mar 12, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled.** Online technologies are increasingly hailed as enablers of entrepreneurship and income generation.  Recent evidence suggests, however, that even the best such tools disproportionately...
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Feb 06, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Join CFLP for our second Blue Bag Lunch Talk of Winter 2020! Professor Elizabeth Anderson will lead our discussion on "Contradictions of the Work Ethic: Shareholder Capitalism and the Capital Share of Income."
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Jan 16, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The federal criminal law of organizations is built atop a doctrinal foundation of respondeat superior, whereby a commercial entity (like a corporation) can be held responsible for criminal misconduct carried out by any one of its employees. Since...
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Dec 05, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Financial technologies—known as “fintech”—are arising as a mechanism for expanding access to financial services amidst banks’ parallel trends of shuttering brick-and-mortar branches and shifting product and services delivery to online and mobile...
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Dec 04, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Interested in a career in Finance or Technology? Learn More From Professor Adrienne Harris! Adrienne A. Harris is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, as well as a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the Center for...
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Dec 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Interested in a career in Finance or Technology? Learn More From Professor Adrienne Harris! Adrienne A. Harris is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, as well as a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the Center for...
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Nov 20, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The University of Michigan FinTech Collaboratory, of which the Center on Finance, Law & Policy is part, is collaborating with MCubed to announce new funding opportunities for University of Michigan faculty who are undertaking research, course...
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Nov 09, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Each year, the Journal of Law Reform hosts a symposium where academics and policymakers from across the country come together to discuss a specific legal reform. This fall, our Symposium team is hosting “Dispossessing Detroit: How the Law Takes...
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Nov 07, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Will be Scheduled for a Future Date: Stay Tuned. Interested in a career in Finance or Technology? Learn More From Professor Adrienne Harris! Adrienne A. Harris is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, as well as a Gates...
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Nov 07, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship and Downpayment (SEED) initiative began in 2003 to test asset-building accounts for children and youth with the goal of providing strategic and practical lessons in how to create an inclusive CSA system. At...
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Nov 06, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Interested in a career in Finance or Technology? Learn More From Professor Adrienne Harris! Adrienne A. Harris is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, as well as a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the Center for...
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Oct 17, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The University of Michigan's Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is hosting its first Small Business Showcase. More than 120 small businesses throughout the Detroit area have worked with University of Michigan students since the DNEP...
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Oct 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
We will not be holding an October Blue Bag Lunch Talk. Please join us November 7 for a talk by Professor Trina Shanks.
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Oct 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It's been 10 years since our first BA students graduated. It's been 20 years since we were named for President Gerald R. Ford. And it's been 50 years since our first Master of Public Policy students entered the Institute of Public Policy Studies. We...
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Oct 02, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Traditionally, central banks have served three policy functions – monetary policy, payments systems oversight, and financial institution supervision. This conference will convene international experts and practitioners to examine how these core...
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Sep 12, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Sixty years ago, Congress established a federal pre-approval regime for bank mergers to protect consumers from then-unprecedented consolidation in the banking sector. This process worked well for several decades, but it has since atrophied,...
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Jun 11, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
ComCap19, presented by the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3), is a multi-day gathering that offers a unique educational and networking opportunity for all those working toward equitable, resilient, and engaged communities. Join...
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May 10, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The University of Michigan Law School Senior Day will take place at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 10 at Hill Auditorium.  The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy would like to congratulate our graduating research assistants from Michigan Law: Abigail DeHart...
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May 09, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
um3detroit is an interdisciplinary gathering that brings together U-M's three campuses along with Detroit community partners to share and strengthen our connections to Detroit and each other. Through a focus on engaged research, scholarship, and...
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May 04, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019! The Charge to the Class will be delivered by Peabody Award-winning journalist, author, and innovator Michele Norris. You can read more about Michele Norris...
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May 03, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall. Pose for a silly selfie with friends, faculty, and staff at the photo booth. And don't forget to pick up some gear from the Spirit Store so you can wear...
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Apr 15, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. *****Web stream***** Join the conversation: #policytalks Gene Sperling speaks on economic dignity and the three pillars that should define it. He argues that economic dignity—not GDP or other...
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Apr 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Many statutes now permit bounties for whistleblowers who provide enforcement relevant information to the authorities.  The growth in such bounties has been quite rapid in recent years generating substantial scholarly, policy and practical interest...
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Mar 22, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
For more info and to register, visit: http://myumi.ch/65Bp8 Rich Cordray, founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Rohit Chopra, Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission will keynote. *****Stream***** Though consumers...
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Mar 14, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Local government fiscal health is typically assessed using objective financial indicators, but little is understood about how local officials subjectively understand their own fiscal health. We compare self-assessment data from the Michigan Public...
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Feb 23, 2019
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium celebrates the Michigan Technology Law Review’s 25th Anniversary by hosting an event dedicated to cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of technology and the law. Specifically...
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Feb 07, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Governments have increasingly relied on exchange rate stabilization policies, specifically intervention operations in currency markets and capital controls, to offset external shocks.  The focus on exchange rate stabilization is not limited to...
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Jan 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The massive dollar amounts associated with student loan debt and the impact on individuals and the financial stability of the overall economy has attracted the attention of journalists, economists, and average Americans. There are, however, several...
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Dec 06, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
This will be a presentation of two large-scale field experiments designed to test the hypothesis that group membership can increase participation and pro-social lending for an online crowdlending community, Kiva. The first experiment uses variations...
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Nov 15, 2018
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Co-hosted by the U. S. Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. Over the last year, the U.S. Treasury Department has released a series of major reports on core principles for financial...
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Nov 01, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The rebirth of Detroit is dependent on a multitude of factors including issues related to urban infrastructure, the revitalization of neighborhoods, and beyond. Critical to this rebirth is investment in the city. For the city administration, this...
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Oct 04, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Historically, public infrastructure systems such as roads, water utilities, and schools are financed using a combination of tax revenue, government and revenue-backed bonds. This system has repeatedly fallen short due to insufficient tax revenue and...
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Sep 13, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The recent financial crisis demonstrated that, contrary to longstanding regulatory assumptions, nonbank financial firms—such as investment banks and insurance companies—can propagate systemic risk throughout the financial system. After the crisis,...
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May 14, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
It would not be a party without you! Please join us on May 14, 2018 for some cake and a poster-art exhibit to help celebrate our five year anniversary.  U-M Ford School of Public Policy, Great Hall, 4:00 pm.  All are welcome! Click here to see the...
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Nov 30, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks   The community development finance field as we know it began approximately 40 years ago. How does the field respond to local community needs? What does the future...
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Nov 16, 2017, Nov 17, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Live stream link. Financial technology, or FinTech, can be traced back to the introduction of the telegraph in the 1860s. As internet technology became available, FinTech has evolved rapidly. Financial firms digitized their processes, and companies...
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Nov 16, 2017, Nov 17, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Live stream link. Financial technology, or FinTech, can be traced back to the introduction of the telegraph in the 1860s. As internet technology became available, FinTech has evolved rapidly. Financial firms digitized their processes, and companies...
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