From the 2010 News Archive
Prof. Greenberger Lectures at JHU, Provides Keynote at Smith School
Professor Michael Greenberger
will contribute his financial expertise at two events this weekend, which highlight the continuing issues in national and global financial markets.
On November 12, Professor Greenberger will present "Our Economic Insecurity and Its Relationship to the Overall Security of the Nation" on November 12 from 2-3 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Colloquium.
This lecture will highlight the governmental failures that led directly to the present Great Recession. It will assess the effectiveness of Executive Branch and Congressional responses to these failures, including the TARP program and various stimulus measures, as well as the recent overhaul of market regulation within the Dodd Frank bill. There will also be an analysis of how the present economic crisis and the governmental responses thereto impact the ability of the country to respond to man-made (e.g. terrorism) and natural (e.g., H1N1 pandemic, BP oil spill) that cause or have the potential to cause serious national catastrophes.
On November 13, Professor Greenberger will be the Keynote Lunch Speaker at the 21st Annual University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Conference on Financial on Financial Economics and Accounting
. He joins Professor Myron Sholes, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Economics for his Black-Scholes theory and Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Stanford University, as well as academics and industry professionals who will discuss the current and emerging challenges caused by the financial crisis of 2008.
Professor Greenberger is a former director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has testified numerous times before congressional committees and regulatory bodies on issues pertaining to dysfunctions in financial markets.