Attention is focused on the health of large commercial banks, but many believe Wall Street investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and other unregulated lenders, played a significant role in creating the credit crisis. The U.s shadow banking system: its past and its future.


  • Simon Johnson Senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, professor, the Sloan School of Management at the M.I.T., and former economic counselor at the I.M.F. He is the co-author of "The Baseline Scenario: What Happened to the Global Economy and What We Can do About It" and the soon-to-be-released book "13 Bankers - The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown."
  • Michael Greenberger Professor, University of Maryland Law School; director, Center for Health and Homeland Security; and former senior regulator, Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
  • Robert Pickel Executive director and CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • Douglas Elliott Fellow, Brookings Institution, former investment banker, and president and principal researcher for the Center on Federal Financial Institutions


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