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MANHATTAN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE

MARKET MELTDOWN
NEW YORK’S FINANCIAL CRISIS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

The modern financial industry drove New York’s economy for 25 years. How did it get swept away, and what’s next for New York?

Congress passed a Wall Street bailout with a hefty $700 billion price tag. Storied firms such as Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers have flopped. Huge commercial banks including Washington Mutual have failed, while Wachovia came perilously close. The private credit markets are all but defunct and market shares dove more than 30 percent over the past year. The landscape of Wall Street has been irrevocably changed.

Our expert panels will discuss the root problems behind the meltdown, the government response, and the fiscal and economic outlook. They will address issues such as: How is this Wall Street downturn different from past crises? How badly has the local and state tax base been damaged, and for how long? How should state and local authorities confront this reduced tax base? How will the essential demise of the tier-one investment banks impact New York State and City coffers? How can the city and state expand opportunities for nonfinancial companies in this environment?

CONFERENCE VIDEO
Panel One | Panel Two | Panel Three | Luncheon Keynote

IN THE PRESS

U.S. Bank Is Cautious in Report on Region, Patrick McGeehan, The New York Times, 10-23-08
New top biz in the city?, Amy Zimmer, Metro, 10-23-08

AGENDA:
8:00 AM   Registration  
8:30 AM–
9:30 AM

Panel One: TAKING STOCK: HOW WE GOT HERE

DAVID MALPASS, President, Encima Global LLC
AMITY SHLAES, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations [SLIDE PRESENTATION]
GORDON CROVITZ, “Information Age” Columnist & Former Publisher,
The Wall Street Journal, Moderator

9:40 AM–
10:40 AM

Panel Two: RED TO BLACK: BALANCING NEW YORK’S BOOKS

JOHN CAPE, Senior Managing Consultant, The PFM Group; Former New York State Budget Director (2004-06) [SLIDE PRESENTATION]
NICOLE GELINAS, Contributing Editor, City Journal

E.J. MCMAHON, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy [SLIDE PRESENTATION]
ADAM BRODSKY, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, New York Post, Moderator

10:50 AM–
12:00 PM
Panel Three: SEEDING THE BIG APPLE: REINVENTING NEW YORK’S ECONOMY

EDWARD L. GLAESER, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
KEVIN RYAN, Founder, AlleyCorp., Founder, Double Click
JULIA VITULLO-MARTIN, Director, Center for Rethinking Development [SLIDE PRESENTATION]
JASON BRAM, Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Microeconomic and Regional Studies Function [SLIDE PRESENTATION]
STEVE MALANGA, Senior Editor, City Journal, Moderator

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM–
2:00 PM

 

Reception

Lunch

Luncheon Keynote:
CARL SCHRAMM, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

     

 


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