Symposiums

During the spring of 2016 the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will hold a series of policy symposia to explore different options for #EndingTBTF.  We will invite expert researchers as well as leaders from policy and regulartory institutions, and the financial industry to offer their views and to test one another’s assumptions.  We will invite the media to these symposia, and we will live stream them so that the public can follow along and learn with us.

Following each symposia, the Minneapolis Fed will publish a series of policy briefs summarizing our key takeaways on each issue, so that all can provide feedback.

We are starting to collect this feedback now.  You are invited to fill out a form with your ideas on #EndingTBTF today and at any time.  Whether you are a researcher, someone who works in the financial industry, or someone with a great idea to share on #EndingTBTF, we want to hear from you now. 

September 26, 2016

The Fourth Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail

The fourth symposium examined converting debt to equity as a means to address TBTF and the potential for risk to shift to the shadow banking sector in response to banking regulation and the appropriate regulation of shadow banks. Watch video of the morning session and afternoon session.

Read the summary of the fourth symposium.

June 20, 2016

The Third Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail

The third symposium examined specifically the cost-benefit analysis of increasing bank capital as well as evaluated more broadly the status of ending TBTF. Watch video of the morning session, afternoon opening remarks, and afternoon session.

Read the summary of the third symposium.

May 16, 2016

The Second Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail

The second symposium will focus on proposals that seek to address the TBTF problem in two ways: taxing leverage in the financial system and enhancements/alternatives to DFA resolution. Presenters include John H. Cochrane of Stanford University and John Bovenzi of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Watch video of the morning session, lunch keynote, afternoon session and evening public town hall discussion at the University of Minnesota.

Read the summary of the second symposium.

April 4, 2016

“Ending Too Big to Fail” Policy Symposium

This symposium was the first in a series. The event was open to the media and live-streamed for the public. Read the news release announcing the symposium. Watch video of the morning session, lunch keynote, afternoon session, and evening public town hall discussion.

Read the summary of the first symposium.