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The Creation and Enforcement of Securities Regulation: A Look Inside the SEC



Author: Lisa Marie Patzer

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Join Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative for a lecture by Troy Paredes, Former Commissioner of the SEC and former Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis

Date: Monday, February 10th

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: 3620 Locust Walk, Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, Room 1206

Register Here For the Event:

https://whartonppi.wufoo.com/forms/creation-enforcement-of-securities-regulation/

If you are unable to make the event, please join us on-line for a webcast of the event.  Online guests will be able to participate in a question and answer session with Troy Paredes.

Register Here For the Webcast:

https://whartonppi.wufoo.com/forms/creation-enforcement-of-securities-reg-web/

patzer1Troy A. Paredes recently completed his term as commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), serving throughout the financial crisis and its aftermath, during which time the SEC undertook numerous initiatives to restructure the regulation of financial markets, including the SEC advanced rule makings to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Before his government service, Mr. Paredes was a professor of law and a professor of business (by courtesy) at the Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been a visiting professor of law at UCLA and Georgetown. He practiced law in California at O’Melveny & Myers, Steptoe & Johnson, and Irell & Manella, where his practice focused on financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He is the author of numerous academic articles and is a coauthor of a multivolume securities regulation treatise, Securities Regulation.

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My Top Penn List: Best Professors to Explain Washington

Author: Casey Ryan, C’95

I’m a CNN junkie. I watch Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan and Jake Tapper regularly.  If I get out of work at 5, I head to the gym where I can view Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room from the elliptical.  So I’ve been closely watching the government shut down and the nation’s run into the most recent spending limit cap. Last night, I watched the literal 11th hour House vote on the Senate’s bill and listened to the commentary before calling it a night.

There are so many issues in DC: laws, policy, the will of the people, healthcare, jobs, taxes, default and more. Whether or not you agree with the current vote of Congress, this quagmire has been in the news for a solid three weeks and could use a lot of clarification.  Here are my choices for Penn faculty who would do a great job to help explain the forces at work in DC.


10.      J. Sanford Schwartz, M’74, INT’78 – Dr. Schwartz is an health care policy expert, who predicted that the Affordable Healthcare Act would contentiously pass and focuses on cost-quality tradeoffs in health care, health economics, health policy and medical decision making.


9.         Michael X. Delli Carpini, C’75, G’75  – Frequently Dean Delli Carpini explores the realm of politics in this new information environment and in particular, he explores the evolution of media that has occurred over the last twenty-five years – blogs, online fundraising, citizen journalism, social networking sites, viral videos, websites – to drive political campaigns.


8.         David B. Thornburgh
– As the Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government, Mr. Thornburgh teaches Politics and Public Leadership which orients students to the constraints that characterize leadership and management in the public service focusing on the areas of  public service, policy analysis, politics, and political realism.


7.         Jeremy Siegel
– Dr. Siegel is our guru of the stock markets.  Every media event of the Congress and President seem to be orchestrated to send a message to the global markets that the US will not fail them.


6.         Olivia Mitchell
– As a professor of Business Economics and Public Policy  and of Insurance and Risk Management, Dr. Mitchell is the expert on employee benefits and compensation, health/retirement analysis & policy, international private & social insurance, labor economics & public finance and risk & crisis management.


5.         Marjorie Margolies, CW’63, PAR’91, PAR’97
– As a former Member of Congress for the 13th District of Pennsylvania, Ms. Margolies knows a thing or two about the House of Representatives which benefits her students in her class, Dealing with the Media.


4.         Julia Lynch – Dr. Lynch, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, studies the concerns the politics of inequality, social policy, and the economy in comparative perspective, with a focus on the countries of Western Europe and the United States.


3.         Reed Shuldiner, PAR’14 – A Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Tax Law and Policy, Dr. Shuldiner is one of the nation’s top experts on the Federal income tax – best known for his seminal work on the taxation of financial products. Plus he has advised the governments of China, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa on income tax issues on behalf of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury.


2.         Joni Finney – As the Director of the Institute for Research on Higher Education, Dr. Finney’s work on higher ed espeically on issues like public finance of higher education, governance, access and accountability might shed some light on how the issues in Washington end up affecting those of us working at Penn.


1.         Mark Duggan – Professor Duggan is the Faculty Director of Wharton Public Policy Initiative. In this role, he is my number one choice to oversee that conversation that we could have with these other nine faculty members to shed some light on the power play and issues in the Beltway.

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Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

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Join Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI) for “Fracking, Environmental Policy, and Economic Growth: A Panel Discussion,” moderated by Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate Sarah Light. The panelists will include Trevor Penning, Director of the Perelman School of Medicine, Center of Excellence in Environmental ToxicologyKathryn Klaber, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Scott Perry, Deputy Secretary at the PA Department of Environmental Protection. This event was inspired in part by Faculty Affiliate Ann Harrison’s Policy Brief, “Why Fracking Won’t Bring Back The Factories (Yet)“.

October 17, 2013
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Room 350
This talk is open to the University community, but registration is required.

To attend the event on campus, register here:

https://whartonppi.wufoo.com/forms/fracking-environmental-policy-economic-growth/

To attend the event via live web stream, register here:

https://whartonalumniaffairs.wufoo.com/forms/pennwharton-public-policy-initiative-presents/

photo courtesy of Jeremy Buckingham MLC

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Wharton Alumnus, Rohit Chopra, Addresses Issues Related to Student Debt

Author: Lisa Marie Patzer

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative is pleased to announce a talk by Wharton MBA alumnus Rohit Chopra, student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, scheduled for Thursday, September 26, at 4:30 PM, in Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 109.  Chopra will be speaking on “Student Debt: The Next Financial Crisis?”

Chopra was appointed to the oimbudsman position, created by the Dodd-Frank Act, in 2011 by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.  In that role, he leads the agency’s work on behalf of students and young Americans.  He also is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post on student debt issues.  Before joining the CFPB, he worked at McKinsey & Company.

This talk is open to the University community, but registration is required:
https://whartonppi.wufoo.com/forms/student-debt-the-next-financial-crisis/

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This Time Next Week: Guest Lecture

Author: Lisa Marie Patzer

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative is proud to be hosting a guest lecture by Professor Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, on Thursday, September 19th, at 4:30 PM in JMHH 350.

Professor Rouse will be speaking on “The Post-Secondary Education Challenge: Can We Preserve Access, Improve Outcomes, and Keep it Affordable?”  This event is open to the public, but registration is required: http://whartonppi.wufoo.com/forms/the-postsecondary-education-challenge

In addition to serving as Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, Professor Rouse is the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  Her primary research interests are in labor economics, with a focus on the economics of education.  She has served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and is currently a senior editor of The Future of Children.   She is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section, a member of the National Academy of Education, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.   In 1998-99, Professor Rouse served a year in the White House at the National Economic Council and from 2009-2011 served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Please join us for what is sure to be an outstanding lecture on an issue of critical importance!

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Penn Experts Discuss Health Care Reform

Author: Lisa Marie Patzer, Director of Web Communications for Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

Health care reform is a hotly contested topic that intersects public policy, business economics, and health care practices.  Teasing out the short and long term implications of reform is a complicated task; one perfectly suited for a panel discussion with three of the leading health care economics experts and members of the Penn faculty.

“The Road Ahead for Health Care Reform,” co-sponsored by Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and Wharton Lifelong Learning, will be a bipartisan discussion moderated by Mark Duggan, Rowan Family Foundation Professor; Faculty Director, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.

The evening will feature insights from two of the University’s foremost experts working at the intersection of business, health care and public policy: Professor Zeke Emanuel and Professor Dan Polsky.

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Penn Alumni are encouraged to attend “The Road Ahead for Health Care Reform,” for what promises to be a lively discussion. Click here to register.

If you are unable to join us on September 9, you can follow live coverage of the event on Twitter @PennWhartonPPI.

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