"The Monetary Basis of Bank Supervision".
Speaker: Lev Menand, PhD, JD, Columbia Law School.
What do banks do and why does the government supervise them? This talk recounts the lost history of bank oversight, revealing that the government created special agencies to control various aspects of bank activities because they understood banks to be a type of privately-owned mint that augments the money supply on behalf of the state.
First Thursday Graduate Scholar Talks take place the first Thursday of each month during the academic year. The talks provide young scholars an opportunity to make a generalist presentation on their research to a cross-disciplinary audience ready to listen carefully and ask good questions. EPIC members help give the Ph.D. students a useful learning experience and at the same time learn about something that may be well beyond their own scholarly interests. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP required.