Type: Public event

A Decade of Dodd-Frank

Date & time

Jun 30, 2020, 10:00 am-4:00 pm EDT


Virtual Event; Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036

This event will be virtual, open to the public and free to attend. The program is co-hosted by the Center on Regulations and Markets at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the Ford School. 

Ten years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and in the midst of an even more devastating economic and public health crisis, what are the risks to the financial system and the U.S. economy? This conference will explore whether the Act created an enduring structure to make the financial system fairer, safer, and better harnessed to the needs of the real economy. Panels will explore the policy choices made in the Dodd-Frank Act, DFA’s implementation over the decade, changes during the Trump Administration, current and potential risks to the financial system, debates over consumer protection, and the future of reform.

The conference will consist of a series of panel discussions with a keynote event featuring former Chairmen Chris Dodd and Barney Frank.

Other confirmed panelists include: 

  • Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy
  • Lael Brainard, member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve
  • Richard Cordray, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director
  • Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
  • Don Kohn, former Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve
  • Andrew Olmem, former Deputy Director, National Economic Council
  • Hester Peirce, Securities and Exchange Commissioner
  • Jeremy Stein, former member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve and Professor of Economics at Harvard
  • Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve

Download a PDF of the agenda here