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2011 Financial Markets Conference: Economist Interviews

Speaking at the Atlanta Fed's 2011 Financial Markets Conference, Stephen Cecchetti of the Bank for International Settlements discusses the global nature of the recent financial crisis and explains why some countries fared better than others.

Vincent Reinhart, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, talks about sovereign defaults at the Atlanta Fed's 2011 Financial Markets Conference. According to Reinhart, several factors make emerging markets more likely than advanced economies to default on their debt.

Speaking at the Atlanta Fed's 2011 Financial Markets Conference, Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute and Professor Arnoud Boot of the University of Amsterdam discuss effective financial regulation and the effect of securities markets on the business of banking.

Simon Johnson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, speaks about the vexing issue of too big to fail at the Atlanta Fed's 2011 Financial Markets Conference. According to Johnson, actions taken during the financial crisis have made the problem even worse.

2011 Financial Markets Conference: Papers, Presentations, and Interviews