The Crash of Financial Markets and the evolving role of the executive branch
SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Ninety years ago, on a "Black" Monday in 1929, the stock market was in the midst of a four-day crash that contributed to the Great Depression. Although that was the most consequential, periodic market crises have occurred as early as the Panic of 1791, alongside recurrent consideration of what the constitutional, and ethical role of the US government should be with respect to the free market.
Join U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner – and former Columbia Law School Professor – Robert J. Jackson Jr. on the 90th anniversary of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, for a discussion of U.S. financial crashes and the role of the financial regulation in preventing and responding to these downturns. The SEC was created in the years immediately following the Crash to restore investor confidence, and today, describes its mission as protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitating capital formation. Commissioner Jackson will discuss how the SEC does so, through the lens of historic crashes, and provide insight into the decisions made to prevent financial crashes in the future.
6:00 pm: Social (wine, appetizers and dessert)
6:30 pm: Lecture, Q&A
Metro stop: Farragut North/Farragut West
Parking: Available for a fee in a garage below the building. The garage closes at 9 pm.