Zywicki a Panelist in Cato Institute Policy Forum
Professor Todd Zywicki participated in a Cato Institute policy forum entitled, "Did a Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Financial Crisis?" The event took place at noon on March 16 in the Cato Institute's F.A. Hayek Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Panelists examined the question of whether credit was too cheap or too expensive (predatory) and also debated the merits and substance of proposed consumer protections in the financial markets, including the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Appearing along with Zywicki were Janis Bowdler of the National Council of La Raza; Thomas Durkin, former economist at the Federal Reserve Board; Ed Mierzwinski of U.S. PIRG; and Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute.
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