Faculty in the News - Archive



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

NPR – In a national broadcast on the News & Notes program, Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, associate professor at the School of Law, offered her thoughts on how America’s black community judges its leadership. The new generation is unafraid of using the Internet and media, she said, and also unafraid of money and finance. "They’re fundamentally optimistic %85 They’re optimistic about what America can do," she said.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

"The Diane Rehm Show," WAMU 88.5 FM - Host Diane Rehm held a live roundtable discussion on soaring oil prices and the shrinking value of the U.S. dollar and what steps the government should take to right America’s financial ship. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said one major cause of record high oil prices is inaction on the part of U.S. officials when it comes to regulation of futures markets. In the past week, Greenberger has met with U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle who agree there needs to be more regulation in place.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

The Baltimore Examiner - President Bush, John McCain, and Barack Obama each claim to know what policy will help lower gas prices, but experts say all three are off the mark. Bush wants to increase oil drilling in Alaska and offshore; McCain wants to suspend the federal gas tax; Obama has called for a tax on the profits of oil companies. Increased regulation is endorsed by Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

iStockAnalyst.com - In December 2000, Congress passed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which experts say created the so-called "Enron Loophole" a provision that effectively exempted from regulation energy trading on electronic platforms in the United States. The resulting excessive trading and speculation was a catalyst for the energy crisis in California in 2001 and could be to blame for record-high oil prices today. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said the Enron Loophole led to the development of "dark markets" where commodity speculators engage in uninhibited trading, devoid of federal regulation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

NBC Nightly News, Business and Media - Investment banks and hedge funds are going all-in on commodities futures as the American dollar continues to weaken, driving up the cost of oil and food. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "What we see today is the speculators dominating this market and driving the prices up."

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