A Discussion with Bill Winters
October 28, 2012
- 12:00-1:30pm School of International and Public Affairs, 1512
- The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy and the School of International and Public Affairs co-sponsored a discussion on UK Banking Reforms and their Implications on the Financial Stability and Competition, featuring Bill Winters, member of the UK's Independent Commission on Banking and former co-chief executive of J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank. There were over 40 attendees at the conference which including students and faculty.
The Richman Center will present the George S. Eccles prize for excellence in Economic Writing
April 23, 2013
- Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness food and famine? With the publication of their latest book, M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu and Harvard political scientist James A. Robinson argue that the key differentiator between countries is “institutions.” Nations prosper when they develop “inclusive” economic and political institutions, and they fail when those institutions become “extractive” and concentrate power and opportunity in the hands of an elite few. In a question-and-answer event moderated by Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Acemoglu and Robinson offer a new theory of political economy for understanding our globalized and integrated world, drawing on 15 years of research.
The Richman Center will host a conference on: "How Should Hydraulic Fracturing Be Regulated?"
April 19, 2013
- After decades of concern about the availability and price of energy in the US, we are now looking at the potential for energy independence in future years and vast quantities of low cost energy through natural gas and oil in shale. This unexpected change derives from the expanded use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracturing" or “fracking”), a technology that has been used in the energy industry for many years. While this puts the US in a whole new economically competitive stance in the world, do we know enough about this technology to allow the continued expansion of its application? Are the benefits greater than the risks? What regulatory strategies could address these risks? Who should make these regulatory choices? Who should be liable for problems and what standard should apply.
The Richman Center will co-sponsor Intelligence Squared Debate on "America Doesn't Need a Strong Dollar Policy"
March 13, 2013
- It’s often taken for granted that America needs a strong dollar. When the value of the U.S. dollar is strong relative to other currencies, it becomes attractive to investors and allows Americans to buy foreign goods and services cheaply. But in times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive? Or will the loss of purchasing power and currency manipulation abroad, offset the potential gains?
Richman Center Public Lecture Series: Cyber Threats and Cyber Security
February 19, 2013
- 6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School, Uris 141)
- This public lecture will focus on the significant risks associated with cyber attacks on our systems and infrastructure. Our experts will address questions such as: How has the nature of this threat changed? Is technology evolving to meet the challenge? What are the legal issues surrounding this threat? What does this really mean for government policies and what can, and what is, our government doing about this? And, what is the impact of all of this on your legal rights, such as privacy, among many other questions.
Richman Center Public Lecture Series: The Nature of Work in the US Today and Tomorrow
February 4, 2013
- 6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School, Uris 141)
- The recession is ending but unemployment remains high. Part time jobs, consulting assignments and other temporary forms of employment are growing. The structure of work in the US is changing. Long term positions with one employer are declining and employees can expect to have many employers over their careers. What are the implications for business, labor and society in general? What is driving this change? Is technology improving productivity but reducing the number of jobs available? Is the shift to knowledge work from manufacturing creating fundamental change? Can worker training get people back to work and who will pay for this? Our experts will explore these questions, and enlighten us with their experience and knowledge of the structure of work in the US and its direction.
An Evening with SYRIZA
January 24, 2013
- An evening with top leadership of SYRIZA, Greece’s leading opposition party, to discuss the challenges facing Greece and the Eurozone and SYRIZA’s vision for economic and financial reform
The Future of American Workers
November 13, 2012
- 6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Business School; Uris Hall 142)
- Professor Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Jesse Greene, Senior Fellow at the Richman Center and member of the Board of Directors at Caterpillar Inc. will discuss the Future of American Workers.
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: “The Rich are Taxed Enough”
October 24, 2012
- 5:45pm-6:15pm Reception (Kaufman Center)
- 6:45pm-8:30pm Program (Kaufman Center)
- 8:45pm-10:00pm Private Dinner
JD/MBA Alumni Reception in DC
October 9, 2012
- 6:30pm- 8:30pm (National Press Club)
- This event will bring together JD/MBA alumni and current students, MBA alumni, and JD alumni and feature a discussion with Chris Mayer and Andrew Stern on “The Future of the Middle Class in America,” a discussion of issues such as the future of unions and work, inequality, and home-ownership and the middle class.
Richman Public Lecture Series-Hurtling Towards the Financial Cliff: The Economic Consequences of Post-Election Paralysis on Taxation and Government Expenditures. A discussion with Peter Orszag
October 2, 2012
- 6:15pm-7:45pm Lecture (Columbia Business School; Uris Hall 142)
- 7:45pm-8:10pm Reception (Hepburn Lounge)
- 8:15pm-9:30pm Private Dinner (Calder Lounge)
- This public lecture will feature Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Citigroup and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and will discuss the economic consequences of inaction on taxes and the federal expenditure cuts scheduled to go into effect.
JD/MBA Alumni Reception in New York
September 20, 2012
- 6:30pm- 8:30pm (The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036)
- This event will bring together JD/MBA alumni and current students, MBA alumni, and JD alumni and feature a discussion with Chris Mayer and Andrew Stern on “The Future of the Middle Class in America,” a discussion of issues such as the future of unions and work, inequality, and homeownership and the middle class.
Richman Center Public Lecture Series: Tax Policies that Might Work
September 19, 2012
- 6:15pm-7:45pm (Columbia Law School; room 103)
- This public lecture will feature a Professor Mihir Desai (Harvard Business School), Michael Graetz (Columbia Law School) and Andrew Stern (Senior Fellow at the Richman Center and former SEIU President) on “Tax Policies that Might Work.”