On September 28-29, 2016, the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy hosted its third annual conference “Causes of and Policy Responses to the U.S. Financial Crisis: What Do We Know Now that the Dust Has Settled?” at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Videos of all the sessions are now available, along with the papers and slides from all of the sessions.
The conference brought together a distinguished group of academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss the effects of the financial crisis and its aftermath. Research presentations focused on securitization, housing and the mortgage market, government regulation, and systemic risk. Professor Jeremy Stein of Harvard delivered a keynote dinner speech where he proposed a new mechanism for central banks to increase the stability of financial markets. Professor Sanjiv Das, winner of the GCFP’s crowd-sourced contest, presented his prize-winning research on systemic risk at the conference luncheon.