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2016

"Financial Regulatory Failures and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008", Financial Markets Regulation Institute For Humane Studies & Mercatus Center At George Mason University, San Francisco, CA, January 5-6, 2016

"Too Big To Fail" (with Clas Wihlborg), NIESR's Annual Financial Conference "Financial Regulation" - Are We Reaching An Efficient Outcome? , Bank of England, London, UK, March 18, 2016.

2015

"Critical Financial Factors for Economic Development", Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2015.

"Tracing the Arc of Financial Regulation", NASAA Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 27-29, 2015.

"Do State Regulations Affect Payday Lender Concentration?" (with Jitka Hilliard, John S. Jahera, Jr. and Yanfei Sun), 16th Financial Education Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 24-26, 2015.

"Examining the Designation and Regulation of Bank Holding Company SIFIs", Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, House Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, July 8, 2015.

"China's Shadow Banking Sector: Beneficial or Harmful to Economic Growth?" (with Tong Li, Wen Shi and Pei Xu), 90th Western Economics Association International, Waikiki, Hawaii, June 28- July 2, 2015.

"Critical Financial Factors for Economic Development", Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2015.

"How Do Differences in State Regulations Affect the Payday Lending Industry?" (with Jitka Hilliard, John S. Jahera, Jr. and Yanfei Sun), HKIMR-HKU International Conference on Finance, Institutions and Economic Growth, Hong Kong, China, May 22, 2015.

"Do State Regulations Affect Payday Lender Concentration?" (with Jitka Hilliard, John S. Jahera, Jr. and Yanfei Sun), Regulating Consumer Credit Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, April 30-May 1, 2015.

"Do State Regulations Affect Payday Lender Concentration?" (with Jitka Hilliard, John S. Jahera, Jr. and Yanfei Sun), Eastern Finance Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 8-11, 2015.

"U.S. Financial Crises: Regulatory Failures and Inappropriate Reforms", Keynote Address at the 19th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, April 15-17, 2015.

"Do Bank Regulation and Supervision Improve Bank Development and Bank Performance and Mitigate the Likelihood of Banking Crises?" (with Kangbok Lee and Wenling Lu), 64th Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 4-7, 2015.

"Issues in Mortgage and Housing Finance", Graduate Program in Real Estate Development, Auburn, Alabama, January 21, 2015.

2014

"Banks and Payday Lenders: Friends or Foes?" 78th International Atlantic Economic Conference, International Atlantic Economic Society, Savannah, Georgia, October 12-15, 2014.

"Misdiagnosis: Incomplete Cures of Financial Regulatory Failures,"  (with Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), Western Economic Association International, Denver, CO, June 27- July 1, 2014.

"The Dodd-Frank Act: Key Features, Implementation Progress, and Financial System Impact,"  (with Apanard (Penny) Prabha, and Clas Wihlborg), Western Economic Association International, Denver, CO, June 27- July 1, 2014.

"Issues in Mortgage and Housing Finance ", Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia & Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 8-9, 2014.

"A Retrospective on Bank Regulation and Supervision around the World", Annual CEMP-CIEPS FORUM-Capital Flows and Financial Liberalization, Arlington, Virginia, March 13, 2014.

Panelist for "Post-Crisis Financial Reform: Is it Working and Should More be Done? ", The Foley Institute with the WSU College of Business, Pullman, Washington, March 11, 2014.

"Proposal: Study of Alabama Banks' Contribution to the State's Overall Health, " Bank Directors' College, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, February 20-21, 2014.

"Human Capital and Outreach Improve Lives in Alabama and Beyond, " Outreach Scholarship Symposium, Auburn, Alabama, February 10, 2014.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011, " (with Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), Allied Social Science Associations Meetings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 3-5, 2014.

2013

"Global Economy and Its Effect on Local Revenue, " 2013 AMROA Winter Workshop/Conference, Auburn, Alabama, December 5, 2013.

"Presentation to the Alabama Public Service Commission, " Montgomery, Alabama, October 9, 2013.

"Global Economic Growth, " iGrow Global Commerce Summit, Marina Del Rey, California, September 11, 2013.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " (with Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), World Bank, May 21, 2013

"Global Financial Regulation, " Milken Institute Global Conference 2013, Beverly Hills, California, April 29, 2013.

"Workforce Development: Bridging Gaps to Increase Investments in Alabama, " Center for Governmental Services, Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 2013.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011, " (with Nan (Annie) Zhang), College of Business Finance Seminar, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, February 1, 2013.

"Breaking (Banks) Up is Hard to Do: New Perspective on Too Big To Fail, " CFA and CPA Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 10, 2013.

"Just How Big Is the Too Big to Fail Problem, " The 2013 Annual Conference of the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Associations, San Diego, California, January 4-6, 2013.

2012

"Breaking (Banks) Up is Hard to Do: New Perspective on Too Big To Fail," Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong, December 6, 2012.

"Breaking (Banks) Up is Hard to Do: New Perspective on Too Big To Fail, " Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, December 6, 2012.

"Financial Services Regulations: Prudential or Anti-competitive?" OECD Experts Meeting on Financial Services, Paris, France, November 30, 2012.

"Too-Big-To-Fail: A Little Perspective on a Large Problem," with Apanard (Penny) Prabha, Fifteen Annual International Banking Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 2012.

"Restructuring the U.S. Housing Market," with Franklin Allen, and Glenn Yago, Restructuring Financial Infrastructure to Speed Recovery, Brookings-Nomura-Wharton Conference on Financial Markets, Washington, D.C., October 26, 2012.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2012.

"Just How Big is The Too Big To Fail Problem?" Claremont Institute for Policy Studies, Claremont, California, September 25, 2012.

"Global Challenges," 2012 Economic Analysts' Offsite, Washington, D.C., September 6, 2012.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " Los Angeles Chapter of National Association for Business Economics, Los Angeles, California, May 9, 2012.

 

2011

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China September 19, 2011.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, September 15, 2011.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " China Banking Regulatory Commission, Beijing, China, September 14, 2011.

"The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, " Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, September 14, 2011.

"Regulatory Reform: What Works and What Doesn't, " Peoples Bank of China, Beijing, China, September 13, 2011.

"The Financial System in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities, " First Congress of Financial Research, Mexico City, Mexico, August 25, 2011.

"The Guardians of Finance: Why Regulators Lead Us from Crisis to Crisis, and What to Do About It," Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, June 28, 2011.

"Industrial Loan Companies Supporting America's Financial System," Alta Club, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2, 2011.

"Financial Challenges and Opportunities," Societe Academique, Birmingham, Alabama, February 22, 2011.

 

2010

"The Guardians of Finance," Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C., December 15, 2010.

"Cross-Border Bank Mergers and Acquisitions: What Pulls and Pushes Banks Together?" 2010 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 20-23, 2010.

"Small and Medium Enterprise Financing in Transition Economics," 70th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, October 10-13, 2010.

"Banks and Reform," Bank Directors' College, Auburn, Alabama, September 30-October 1, 2010.

"CENTRA Technology," Southern California Roundtable, Santa Monica, California, September 22, 2010.

"Role of Industrial Banks in America Study: Preview," Utah Association of Financial Services National Association of Industrial Bankers Annual Convention, Midway, Utah, August 20, 2010.

"Do Bank Regulation, Supervision and Monitoring Enhance or Impede Bank Efficiency?" Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, July 13, 2010.

"Perspective on Capital Markets," Speaker, 2010 Leadership in the Private Capital Markets, Argyle Executive Forum, Los Angeles, California, June 10, 2010.

"Global Financial Crisis," Strategic Speaker Initiative, U.S. State Department, Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, May 8-15, 2010.

"Cross- border Bank Mergers and Acquisitions: What Pulls and Pushes Banks Together?" 2010 American Institute of Higher Education 4th International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 17-19, 2010.

 

2009

"Forecasting Asia, the West, and the World: Investment Takeaways for the Future," 2009 Asian Pension Fund Roundtable, Mitigating Uncertainty: Institutional Investors & Risk Management, Bangkok, Thailand, November 4-6, 2009.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets," Economic Opportunities in the Presence of a World Financial Crisis, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 23-24, 2009.

"The U.S. Financial Crisis: What Happened and What's Next?" Tuesday Lunch Talk Series, School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, October 6, 2009.

"The View from Washington: The Credit Crunch, Recovery, and Moving the Economy Forward," DVC Program in Mumbai, India sponsored by the U.S. State Department, September 30, 2009.

"The U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets Crisis: What Happened and What's Next?" U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., September 22, 2009.

"The Current Global Economic Downturn and Its Effect on Developing Economies," DVC Program in Dhaka, Bangladesh, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, August 19, 2009.

 "The Mortgage Market Meltdown and Global Financial Crisis: What Happened, What Went Wrong and How Did It Spread?" RBS Wealth Management, Beverly Hills, California, July 7, 2009.

"The Mortgage Market Meltdown and Global Financial Crisis: What Happened, What Went Wrong and How Did It Spread?" 84th Annual Conference, Western Economic Association International, Vancouver, Canada, June 29-July 3, 2009.

"Are Growing Stock Market Interdependencies Among Advanced Countries A Source of Financial Spillover?" The Fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Association, Santa Cruz, California, June 27-28, 2009.

"Financial and Credit Crisis: Wall Street in a Tailspin," CFA Society of Los Angeles, Inc., Los Angeles, California, June 16, 2009.

"Safety and Soundness of Financial Institutions" 2009 International Housing Finance Program, Housing Finance in a Changing Global Environment, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 10, 2009. 

"China's Financial Stability," Intelligence Community Roundtable, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2009.      

"Financial and Economic Crisis: Regulatory Issues,"2009 Financial and Economic Crisis Bank Leadership Symposium, Bankers Association Point, Clear, Alabama, June 6, 2009

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," Moscow Carnegie Center, Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2009.

 "Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," Interview at Russia Today TV, Spotlight Program, Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," Council for National Competitiveness, Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," American Center, Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," South Urals State University, Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," Perm State University, Perm, Russia, May 25, 2009.

"Roosevelt and Obama: Confronting Economic Crises," The American Corner, Perm, Russia, May 25, 2009.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets: What Happened and What's Next?," Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China, May 15, 2009.

"Bank Regulation, Supervision and Monitoring and Bank Efficiency" co-authored paper presentation and "Towards a New Framework for Financial Stability" panel discussion (panelist), The Global Financial Turmoil and the Evolving Financial Interdependence in Asia, conference held by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Lingnan University, and Columbia University, in Hong Kong, May 11-12, 2009.

 "The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets," Society of Women Accountants and Chartered Financial Analysts, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 5-6, 2009.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets: What Happened and What's Next?," College of Business Advisory Council, Auburn, Alabama,  March 27, 2009.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets," College of Business, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 19, 2009.

"Bank Regulation, Supervision and Monitoring and Bank Efficiency" co-authored paper presentation and "Towards a New Framework for Financial Stability" panel discussion (panelist), The Global Financial Turmoil and the Evolving Financial Interdependence in Asia, conference held by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Lingnan University, and Columbia University, in Hong Kong, May 11-12, 2009.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets," Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies, Georgia State University, April 3, 2009.

"Leverage and Risk of Financial Institutions," Conference on Procyclicality in the Financial System, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, February 9-10, 2009.

"The U.S. Housing and Financial Meltdown: What Happened and What Has Been the Response," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, January 12, 2009.

"On the Global Financial Crisis," Video presentation and discussion arranged by U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, January 21, 2009.

"Bank Regulatory Reform," Workshop, Rhodes Center for International Economics, Brown University, January 23, 2009.

 

2008

"Understanding the Global Financial Crisis: Implications for the U.S. and India," Panel discussion, American Center, New Delhi, India, December 12, 2008.

"The Piece-Meal Fixes of the Federal Reserve, U.S. Congress and White House, and Government Regulatory Agencies to the Growing and Evolving Crisis," Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
New Delhi, India, December 11, 2008.

"The origin of the current economic crisis, including the switch from an originate-to-hold housing finance model to an originate-to-securitize model," Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India, December 11, 2008.

"Global Financial Meltdown: Causes and Lessons for the Future," Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India, December 10, 2008.

"Housing and Financial Meltdown," Department of Finance, Indian Institute of Management
Kolkata, India, December 8, 2008.

"Housing and Financial Meltdown," Reserve Bank of India, Kolkata, India, December 5, 2008.

"Global Economic Crises: U.S. Response," Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries
Kolkata, India, December 4, 2008.

"The Global Economic Crisis: Challenges and Responses," Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chennai, India, December 3, 2008.

"Current Global Economic Crises," Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India, December 3, 2008.

"Global Economic Crises: Challenges and Responses," Lecture, Institute of Financial Management and Research Chennai, India, December, 2008.

"Global Economic Crisis: U.S. Response" Lecture, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
American Corner, Bharatiya Vidya Bawan, Bangalore, India, December, 2008.

"Global Economic Crisis: U.S. Response," Lecture, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, December, 2008.

"Global Economic Crisis," Roundtable discussion, Fiscal Policy Research Institute, Bangalore, India, December, 2008.

"Issues in Global Bank Mergers and Acquisitions," Southern Finance Association Annual Meetings, Casa Marina Resort and Beach Club, Key West, Florida, November 19 - 22, 2008.

"The U.S. Housing and Financial Crisis," State Department "Ask America" Webchat, November 12, 2008.

"WTO Commitments vs. Reported Practices on Foreign Bank Entry and Regulation: A Cross-Country Analysis," FMA Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, October 10, 2008.

"Demystifying the Mortgage Meltdown: What It Means for Main Street, Wall Street and the U.S. Financial System," Milken Institute, Santa Monica, October 2, 2008.

"China's Investment Practices, Patterns, and Strategies, "China 2015: China's Outward Direct Investment, sponsored by Office of Asian Pacific and Latin American Analysis, Washington, DC, July 17, 2008.

"U.S. Subprime Mortgage Market Meltdown," 14th Dubrovnik Economic Conference, The Croatian National Bank, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 25 - 28, 2008.

"Competition in the Financial Sector: Challenges for Regulation," Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, June 12, 2008.

"Subprime Mortgage Market Meltdown," Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China, June 10, 2008.

"WTO Commitments vs. Reported Practices on Foreign Bank Entry and Regulation: A Cross-Country Analysis," Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan, June 06, 2008.

"Competition in the Financial Sector: Challenges for Regulation," National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, June 5, 2008.

"China's Economic Competitiveness and Implications for the United States," National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 3, 2008.

"Subprime Mortgage Market Meltdown," National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2008.

"The Future of the Mortgage Market: Where Do We Go From Here?" Global Conference, Milken Institute, The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, April 28, 2008.

"Economic Security and Global Financial Markets: Balancing Competition and Regulation," U.S. Treasury Department-Director of National Intelligence-Private Sector Workshop on the National Security Dimensions of the International Banking and Financial Sector, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2008.

"Competition in the Financial Sector: Challenges for Regulation," G-20 Workshop on Competition in the Financial Sector, Bali, Indonesia, February 15-17, 2008.

 

2007

"Economic Impacts of Global Terrorism: From Munich to Bali," Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Conflict, Security and Political Risk: International Business in a Challenging Environment, Miami, Florida, November 28-December 1, 2007.

"Implications and Risks of China's New Investment Policy," Conference on China's Evolving Global Investment Policy: Outlook and Risks, sponsored by the Mitre Corporation, Washington, DC, November 14, 2007.

"China's Economic Competitiveness and Implications for the U.S. Economy," Global Security Seminar Dinner, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, November 7, 2007.

"New Measures of Bank Regulation and Supervision", Workshop on Measuring Bank Regulation and Supervision, World Bank, Washington, DC, October 26, 2007.

"New Measures of Financial Regulation," Conference on Political Economic Indicators and International Economic Analysis, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, October 13, 2007.

"Hedge Funds: A Global Perspective on Strategies and Risks," Conference and Joint Meeting of Shadow Financial Regulatory Committees, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7-10, 2007.

"Corruption in Bank Lending to Firms: Do Competition and Information Sharing Matter?" University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, August 22, 2007.

"Competition, Information, and Corruption in Bank Lending," The 2007 Summer Workshop on Industrial Organization and Management Strategy, School of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, June 1, 2007.

"Bank Regulation Is Changing: But for Better or Worse?" University of Hong Kong and Jinan University Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, June, 2007.

Panelist for "Beyond Big: Measuring China's Markets" and Moderator for "Global Integration of Capital Markets: Challenges and Opportunities," Milken Institute Global Conference 2007, Los Angeles, California, April 23-25, 2007.

"China's Changing Financial System: Can It Catch up with, or Even Drive Growth?" (with Gerard Caprio), China-A Two Way Street, A Forum on China's Economic Growth and Opportunities for Indiana, Indiana State University, Indianapolis, IN, January 24-25, 2007.

 

2006

 "A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of Bank Risk-Shifting Behavior," (with Mark Bertus, Jiang Hai and Triphon Phumivasana), All China Economics International Conference, Hong Kong, December 18-20, 2006.

"Global Banking and Financial Markets" and "Global Perspectives on Banking," Young Leaders      Banking Program, Riverside, California, December 10-16, 2006.

"Regulatory and Market Forces in Controlling Bank Risk-taking: A Cross-Country Analysis, " (with Apanard Angkinand, Triphon Phumivasana, and Glas Wihlborg), 2006 AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, December 7-9, 2006.

"Reassessing Current Approaches to Banking Supervision," New Approaches to Banking Supervision, A Tanaka Business School Conference, Imperial College, London University and U.K. Financial Services Administration, London, November 3, 2006.

"Reassessing the Rationale and Practice of Bank Regulation and Supervision," Seminar on Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., October 23-27, 2006.

"External Governance and Bank Performance: Across-Country Analysis, " (with Mark Bertus, Valentina Hartarska, Jiang Hai and Triphon Phumivasana), Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 11-14, 2006.

"What Do We Know about the Performance and Risk of Hedge Funds?" (with Triphon Phumivasana, Tong Li and Glenn Yago), Intenational Financial Instability Cross -Border Banking & National Regulation, Chicago, Illinois, October 5-6, 2006.

"The Design and Governance of Bank Supervision," (with Gerard Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), 2006 Riksband Conference on the Governance of Central Banks, Stockholm, Sweden, August 31- September 1, 2006.

"Foreign Banking: Do Countries' WTO Commitments Match Actual Practices?" (with Juan Marchetti and Dan Nolle), Asia-Pacific Economic Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 29-30, 2006.

"Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Emerging Domestic Markets: Analysis and Recommendations, " (with Glenn Yago and Betsy Zeidman), Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Kaufman Foundation, Kansas City, April 2006.

"A Framwork for Assessing China's Vulnerability to Financial Disruption," (with Glenn Yago), Assessing China's Financial Vulnerability Workshop, A Conference Sponsored by the Office of Asia Pacific and Latin American Analysis, March 10, 2006.

"Economic Impacts of Global Terrorism: From Munich to Bali," (with Tong Li, Donald McCarthy, Triphon Phumiwasana and Glenn Yago), American Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 2006.

 

2005

 "A Cross-Country Analysis of Bank Performance: The Role of External Governance," (with Daniel Gropper, Valentina Hartarska, Daniel E. Nolle, and Triphon Phumiwasana), The 18th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 14, 15 and 16, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation: What Works Best and Why Do Countries Choose to Regulate the Way They Do?" Economics Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, December 16, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern," (with Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine), Milken Institute, Santa Monica, California, December 8, 2005.

"Harmonization of Regulation and Supervision among EU Countries," (with Tong Li, and Ed Phumiwasana), Claremont McKenna College, CA, November 18, 2005.

"Stumbling Blocks to Entrepreneurship in Low- and Moderate-Income Communities" (with Glenn Yago and Betsy Zeidman), Conference on Entrepreneurship  in Low- and Moderate-Incom Communities, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, November 3, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation," (with Gerard Caprio, Jr., Ross Levine), Bank of England and Bank of Slovenia Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 28, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation," Ministry of Finance, Beijing, China, May 25, 26 and 27 2005.

"Rethinking the Way Countries Regulate Banks," Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, May 26, 2005.

"Investing in China's Under-performing Assets: Opportunity or Peril?" moderator, Milken Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 18-20, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation and Supervision: Till Angels Govern," with Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine , Financial Economics Seminar Series, World Bank, Washington, DC, January 24, 2005.

"Rethinking Bank Regulation and Supervision: Till Angels Govern,"( with Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine), Financial Economics Seminar Series, World Bank, Washington, DC, January 24, 2005.

"The Savings and Loan Crisis: Lessons from a Regulatory Failure," (with Glenn Yago), Milken Institute, Santa Monica, California, January 6, 2005.

 

2004

 "Financial Systems and Economic Development Opportunities and Challenges for China," Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, December 7, 2004.

"Financial Systems and Economic Development Opportunities and Challenges for China," Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, December 6, 2004.

"A New Global Database: How Are Banks Regulated and Supervised Around the World?" Claremont Economics Seminar, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, November 10, 2004.

"External Governance and Bank Performance: A Cross-Country Analysis," (with Daniel E. Nolle, Valentina Hartarska, and Ed Phumiwasana), Dolibois Seminar Series, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, October 25, 2004.

"Asian Financial Cooperation for Economic Prosperity," the 12th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Business, Bangkok, Thailand, August 10-11, 2004.

"Financial Supervision and Crisis Management: U.S. Experience and Lessons for Emerging Market Economies," (with Daniel E. Nolle, Lawrence Goldberg, and Glenn Yago), 2004EWC/KDI Conference, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii ,July 29-30, 2004.

"External Governance and Bank Performance: A Cross-Country Analysis," (with Daniel E. Nolle, Valentina Hartarska, and Ed Phumiwasana), 79th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Vancouver, Canada, June 29-July 3, 2004

 

2003

 "Global Trends in Bank Regulatory and Supervisory Environment," Woori Bank Conference on Reforms and Innovations in Banking, Seoul, Korea, November 28, 2003.

"Comments on the Development of Asian Bond Markets," First Annual Asian Bond Market Forum, Hong Kong, China, November 11 -12, 2003.

"Bank Safety and Soundness and the Structure of Bank Supervision: A Cross-Country Analysis," (with Luis G. Dopico, Daniel E. Nolle, James E. Wilcox, Denver), Colorado Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, October 8-11, 2003, http://207.36.165.114/Denver/.

"Reliving the S&L Crisis: Moral Hazard or Organized Crime," Conference on Corporate Governance and Control Fraud, University of Texas, Austin,TX, April 28 - 29, 2003.

"Comparative Banking Supervision and Regulation," (with Daniel E. Nolle) and "Corporate Governance," (with Ed Phumiwasana), Claremont Conference on Global Political Economy Data, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA ,April 11, 2003 .

"A Cross-Country Analysis of the Bank Supervisory Framework and Bank Performance,"( with Daniel E. Nolle, Ed Phumiwasana, Glenn Yago), Midwest Finance Association 52nd Annual Meeting, Adam's Mark Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-29,2003, http://www.mfa2003.org/.

"On Improving Bank Regulation and Supervision in China," Workshop on China's Financial Sector Legal Framework, Beijing, China, March 24 - 28, 2003.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: Some Issues and International Evidence," Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Ottawa, Canada, February 24, 2003.

"Is Consolidated Financial Regulation Appropriate for the Unite States?" Panel on "Financial Services Agencies in the UK and Japan," American Enterprise Institute Conference, Washington, D.C., February 21, 2003. http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.237,filter./event_detail.asp

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: Some Issues and International Evidence," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, February 10, 2003.

"A Cross-Country Analysis of the Bank Supervisory Framework and Bank Performance," (with Daniel E. Nolle, Ed Phumiwasana, Glenn Yago), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2003.

 

2002

 "A Cross-Country Analysis of the Bank Supervisory Framework and Bank Performance," (with Daniel E. Nolle, Ed Phumiwasana, and Glenn Yago), American Bankers Association, Washington, DC, December 11, 2002.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best?" (with Gerald Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), Macroeconomic Stability, Financial Markets and Economic Development, Bank of Mexico, Mexico, November 12-13, 2002.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best?" (with Gerald Caprio, Jr. and Ross Levine), Financial Market Development in Latin America, Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University, CA, November 8 - 9, 2002.

"A Panel Discussion on the New Plan for Africa's Development," The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Milken Institute, Santa Monica, CA, October 24, 2002.

"The Changing Structure of Latin American Banking Markets," The European Union and the Americas Conference on Spanish Investment in Latin America, Miami European Center and the FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center, Coral Gables, FL, October 18-19, 2002.

"The Great Savings and Loan Problems," (with Susanne Trimbath), Penn Square Bank, 20 Years Later: An Examination into the Causes, Effects, Responses, and Continuing Consequences of the Banking and Deposit Insurance Crisis of the 1980s, Sponsored by Oklahoma City University School of Law, The Oklahoma Bar Review and The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Oklahoma City, OK, October 3-4, 2002.

"Do Differences in the Structure, Scope and Independence of Bank Supervision in Countries Around the World Matter?" Lecture at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, September 20, 2002.

"Comments on Subprime Lending," Credit Research Center's Subprime Lending Symposium, Georgetown University, Credit Research Center, Washington, D.C., September 17-18, 2002.

"U.S. Economic Outlook and Demographic Information," Minneapolis, MN, August 15-16, 2002.

Participated in "Emerging Market Countries: Is Globalization Leading to Polarization," Economic Security Group, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C., July 23-24, 2002.

"A Cross-Country Analysis of the Bank Supervisory Framework and Bank Performance," (with Ed Phumiwasana, Daniel Nolle and Glenn Yago), Western Economic Association's 77th Annual Conference ,Westin Seattle Seattle, WA, July 02, 2002.

"Size, Structure and Regulation of the Financial Sector ," International Symposium on the Transformation and Diversification of the Financial Sector in South Africa , Sponsored by the National Economic Development and Labour Council Johannesburg, South Africa, April 05 - 06, 2002.

"An International Comparison and Assessment of Bank Regulation and Supervision," Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2002.

"Bank Regulation, Capital Markets and Economic Growth," The Division of Banking & Finance Centre for Research in Financial Services, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 21, 2002.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best?" (with Gerald Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine), Basel II: An Economic Assessment, Bank for International Settlements, May 17-18, 2002.

"International Best Practices in Regulation based on Case Studies of Relevant Experiences from Developed and Emerging Economies," (with Susanne Trimbath), International Conference on Regulation of Financial Intermediaries in Emerging Markets, Mumbai, India, March 21, 2002.

"Finance and Growth," J. Anderson Davis Lecture, The Academy of Economics and Finance 29th Annual Meeting, Pensacola, Florida, February 15, 2002. 

 

2001

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Claremont Graduate University, Economics Department, Claremont, CA, December 5, 2001.

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, December 10, 2001.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Risks of Financial Institutions, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA, November 30, 2001. http://www.nber.org/~confer/2001/risk01/program.html

"Bank Safety and Soundness and the Structure of Bank Supervision: A Cross-Country Analysis," (with Luis G. Dopico, Daniel E. Nolle, and James A. Wilcox), FMA Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, November 20-22, 2001.  

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), The Future of American Banking: Historical, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, November 9-10, 2001. http://www.econ.yale.edu/econhist/banking/banking2.html

"Do Bank Supervisory Structures Differ Across Countries? Does It Matter?" (with Gerard Caprio and Daniel Nolle), Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements, Regional Workshop for the Caribbean Banking Supervisors Group on Corporate Governance, E-banking and Supervisory Structures, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, October 30 - November 2, 2001.

"Banking Regulation, Financial Structure, and Economic Performance: Cross Country Evidence," (with Luis G. Dopico, Daniel E. Nolle, and James A. Wilcox), 2001 FMA Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 17-20, 2001. http://www.fma.org/Toronto/TorontoProgram.htm

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 12, 2001.

"Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, October 3, 2001.

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), 12th Conference Financial Economics and Accounting Conference, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20-21, 2001.

"Finance and Growth: An Overview," (with Ross Levine), University of Nevada , Las Vegas, Nevada, August 31, 2001. 

"A Nested Real Option Model for Multi-stage Capital Investment Decisions," (with Hemantha Herath), Asia Pacific Finance Association (APFA) Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 22-25, 2001.

 "The Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Western Economic Association Meetings, July 7-8, 2001. http://fac.cgu.edu/~zakp/WEA01.htm

 "An International Comparison of the Structure and Implementation of Bank Supervision," (with Luis G. Dopico, Daniel E. Nolle and James A. Wilcox), The Future of Financial Regulation in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, July 6-7, 2001.

  "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2001.

 "Finance and Growth:  An Overview," (with Ross Levine), APEC Economic Outlook Symposium, Hong Kong, China, June 28-29, 2001.

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia, June 1, 2001.

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC., May 17, 2001.

 "Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Calson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 9, 2001.

 "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, World Bank, Washington, D.C., May 1, 2001. http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/B-SPAN/abcde/abcde_agenda.htm

 "Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 8, 2001.

 "Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., February, 23 2001.

 "Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Integrating Emerging Market Countries Into Global Financial System, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services, 4th Annual Conference,  Washington, D.C., January 12, 2001.

 "Regulation and Supervision of Banks Around the World: A New Database," (with Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine), Banco Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile, January 10, 2001.

 "Banking Regulation, Financial Structure, and Economic Performance: Cross Country Evidence," (with Daniel E. Nolle and James A. Wilcox, North American Economic and Finance Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2001.

 

2000

 "Global Financial Consolidation and Integration: Opportunities and Challenges," 19th Annual International Monetary and Trade Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, November 13, 2000.

 "Global Financial Consolidation and Integration: Opportunities and Challenges," Los Angeles Chapter, National Association for Business Economics, Los Angeles, California, October 10, 2000.

"Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999," Atlanta Economics Club, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2000.