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COUNTERPOINT: Financial Legislation helping America w/ Michael S. Barr

By Michael Matthiesen posted Jun 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM

June 19 @ 11pm, COUNTERPOINT WVUM's Political Talk show will be speaking with Former Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Financial Institutions and current professor at the University of Michigan Michael S. Barr. Our co-hosts will be speaking with Assistant Secretary Barr about his experiences in Washington from being an advisor for President Clinton and Former Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin, to being called back to Washington in 2009 by President Obama to help solve the current state of the economy facing Washington. The interview will focus specifically on the Dodd-Frank Act and Assistant Secretary Barr' s role as one of the bill's architects. The Dodd-Frank Act is called the largest financial system overhaul since the New Deal, and President Obama has even said, " This reform will help foster innovation..." What will Former Assistant Secretary Barr say about America's future? Listen next Sunday @ 11pm to find out.

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Former Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Finacial Institutions Michael S. Barr's biography:

Professor Michael S. Barr teaches Financial Institutions, International Finance, Transnational Law, and Jurisdiction and Choice of Law, and co-founded the International Transactions Clinic. He was on leave from 2009-2010, serving as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions. He was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution.

Barr conducts large-scale empirical research regarding financial services and low- and moderate-income households and researches and writes about a wide range of issues in financial regulation. Barr recently co-edited Building Inclusive Financial Systems (Brookings Press 2007, with Kumar & Litan) andInsufficient Funds (Russell Sage 2008, with Blank). Other recent publications include An Opt-Out Home Mortgage System, Behaviorally Informed Financial Services Regulation, Third-Party Tax Administration, An Inclusive Progressive National Savings and

Financial Services Policy, Credit Where it Counts, Banking the Poor, Microfinance and Financial Development, and Global Administrative Law: The View from Basel
Barr previously served as Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin’s Special Assistant, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, as Special Advisor to President William J. Clinton, as a special advisor and counselor on the policy planning staff at the State Department, and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and then-District Court Judge Pierre N. Leval, of the Southern District of New York. 

Barr received his J.D. from Yale Law School, an M. Phil in International Relations from Magdalen College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar, and his B.A., summa cum laude, with Honors in History, from Yale University. 











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