SIEPR Stanley Fischer Award Dinner March 2014 Stanford MIT NBER

March 7, 2014

On March 14, 2014, Stanford, MIT, NBER make clear their joint financial liability for everything Stanley Fischer does while in office.  Fischer only has procedural immunity for himself as a public official.  He does not have substantial immunity.  His procedural immunity does not transfer to others.  Even procedural immunity likely doesn’t apply when the person was part of a business conspiracy from before public office that continued in office.

Stanford is tightly linked to banks, regulators, financial services in general, tech companies and so on.  So all these nodes are linked together.  When they know of and support wrong doing and get benefits from government, financial institutions, regulators or ratings agencies, they are jointly liable for the losses caused to others.  This includes antitrust approvals that should not be given and ratings that are too high for the bonds of countries involved, whether Russia or the US.

Moderator: Steven Kohlhagen, SIEPR Advisory Board Member
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
John Shoven, The Trione Director of SIEPR; Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics
8:00 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy
9:00 – 10:20 Session I     Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Henry Aaron, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
Katherine Baicker, Professor, Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Mark Duggan, Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy and Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
10:20 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 12:00 Session II     Adjusting Institutions for Longer Lifetimes
James Poterba, President, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT; SIEPR Advisory Board member
John Shoven, The Trione Director of SIEPR; Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch Remarks: The State of the Russian Economy
Sergei Guriev, Visiting Professor, Sciences Po in Paris; Professor of Economics, New Economic School in Moscow
Condoleezza Rice, Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Science; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 3:00 Session III     Outlook on the Economy
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, Inc.
Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe Systems, Inc.
3:10 – 4:10 Session IV     Observations on the Budget
Leon Panetta, Chairman, Panetta Institute; Former Secretary of Defense
4:10 – 4:30 Break (Move to Desired Critical Issue Session)
4:30 – 5:45 Critical Issue Sessions and Their Locations
SIEPR(366 Galvez Street), Koret-Taube Conference Center, Rooms120 and 130
Arrilaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez Street), Fisher Conference Center

Four simultaneous sessions. Please choose one to attend.
Session I: Government and the Mortgage Market – The Impact on Housing
Fisher Conference Center in Arrilaga Alumni Center, McDowell/Cranston
Moderator: Eugene Shanks, Director, Freddie Mac, ACE Ltd.; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
Kenneth Bacon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, RailField Partners
Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
Ron Sturzenegger, Legacy Asset Servicing Executive, Bank of America
Session II: Will Pension Obligations Sink Our Cities?
Fisher Conference Center in Arrilaga Alumni Center, Lane/Lyons/Lodato
Moderator: Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
Karol Denniston, Partner, Schiff Hardin Law Firm
Tom Lockard, Managing Director, Public Finance, Stifel Nicolaus
Joshua Rauh, Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and SIEPR
Session III: Corporate Governance
Koret-Taube Conference Center at SIEPR, Room 120
Moderator: Patrick Gross, Chairman, The Lovell Group; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
Susan Bostrom, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco Systems; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
Mary Cranston, Retired Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Session IV: China’s Economic Outlook
Koret-Taube Conference Center at SIEPR, Room 130
Moderator: Nicholas Hope, Director of SCID
Feng Deng, Founding General Partner, Northern Light Venture Capital; SIEPR Advisory Board Member
David Lam, Managing Director, WestSummit Capital; Board Chair, Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA)
Xiaonian Xu, Professor of Economics, China Europe International Business School; Visiting Scholar, SCID, Stanford University
6:00 – 6:45 Reception
6:45 – 9:00 Dinner, SIEPR Prize Award Ceremony, and Keynote Speech
Stanley Fischer, Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Governor, Bank of Israel

A lot of people may have some splain’in to do.

The above is speculation and hypotheses.  Please restate as questions.


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