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Containing the Credit Crisis: What Went Wrong and What's Next?


October 14, 2008 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Dinner will be served.

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Containing the Credit Crisis: What Went Wrong and What's Next?

The Stanford Federalist Society, The Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and the Stanford American Constitution Society present a panel discussion with:

  • Professor Michael Boskin, Stanford Department of Economics
  • Professor Darrell Duffie, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Professor Joe Grundfest, Stanford Law School


Michael J. Boskin

Michael J. Boskin is T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 1989 to 1993. The independent Council for Excellence in Government rated Dr. Boskin's CEA one of the five most respected agencies (out of one hundred) in the federal government. He chaired the highly influential blue-ribbon Commission on the Consumer Price Index, whose report has transformed the way government statistical agencies around the world measure inflation, GDP and productivity. He is the author of more than one hundred books and articles.

Darrell Duffie

Darrell Duffie holds the Dean Witter Distinguished Professorship in Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. His recent research focuses on asset pricing, credit risk, fixed-income securities, and over-the-counter markets. Duffie is the Vice President of The American Finance Association, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of Moody's Academic Research Committee, the 2003 IAFE/Sunguard Financial Engineer of the Year, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Joseph A. Grundfest

Joseph A. Grundfest is a nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. He has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys in the United States. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1990, Professor Grundfest was a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisors as counsel and senior economist for legal and regulatory matters, and was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.