From the '87 stock market crash to today: Are markets more volatile or more efficient today than 25 years ago?

Donald Kohn and other economic leaders to speak at Vanderbilt

Media Contact:
Amy Wolf
Senior Public Affairs Officer
Vanderbilt University
(615) 322-NEWS | amy.wolf@vanderbilt.edu

Apr 26, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University’s Financial Markets Research Center will mark its 25th annual Spring Conference with an examination of the financial markets over the past 25 years. Keynote speakers include Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, and Pat Parkinson, who previously oversaw the supervision and regulation division of the Federal Reserve Board.

Both speakers will discuss changes in financial regulations over the past quarter century and their effects on global markets. Other conference speakers will tackle questions such as have financial markets become more efficient and stable or are markets becoming more volatile and costly? And how and to what extent have the issues studied by finance researchers changed in the last 25 years?

The event is May 3-4 at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. It is closed to the public, but open to the media. Media planning to attend should contact Amy Wolf in Vanderbilt News and Communications for credentials.

For the past 25 years, the FMRC, a renowned research center housed within the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, has sought to bring together academic researchers, government regulators, and industry practitioners to examine pressing issues within financial markets.

  • What: Economic leaders speak at Financial Markets Research Center’s 25th Annual Spring Conference
  • Who: Keynote speakers include Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, and Pat Parkinson, who oversaw the supervision and regulation division of the Federal Reserve Board. Other speakers can be found at http://www.vanderbiltfmrc.org/conferences/spring-2012/
  • When: May 3-4, 2012
  • Where: Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Averbuch Auditorium 401 21st Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is ranked as a top institution by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Forbes. For more information about Owen, visit www.owen.vanderbilt.edu.