44th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition
At the 2007 Bank Structure Conference, a number of speakers warned of forthcoming problems in mortgage markets and in credit markets more generally. In August 2007, markets began to seize up with adverse effects originating in the subprime mortgage markets quickly spilling over to alternative markets. The 44th annual Conference evaluated the causes of, implications of, and means to address the turmoil in credit markets. We brought together industry leaders, scholars and regulatory authorities to critically address these issues. Highlights are listed below.