MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy 4th Annual Conference

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“Government Financial Products, Policies, and Institutions

September 27-28, 2017, Cambridge, MA

Governments around the world have profound effects on the allocation of credit and risk throughout the world. They operate some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including development and state-owned banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and agencies providing credit for education, agriculture, housing, trade, infrastructure and businesses. Their policies are major determinants of the availability of financial services for households and firms, and of the costs and risks borne by taxpayers.

On September 27-28, 2017, the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy hosted its 4th Annual Conference, an invitation-only event that shed new light on government financial products, policies, and institutions. Within this broad theme, there was a focus on the real effects of government credit guarantees, China’s credit markets, and U.S. mortgage market reform. In keeping with GCFP’s mission—to be a catalyst for new research and education about issues at the intersection of finance and policy and to bring together scholars, practitioners and policymakers—the conference featured a mixture of paper presentations and panel discussions and offer opportunities for informal interactions among participants.

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Dates: There was a late afternoon session, a conference dinner and keynote speaker on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, followed by a full day of conference events on Thursday, September 28.

Venue: The conference was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA.