Treasury Seeks Pre-Crisis Financial Powers

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Treasury Seeks Pre-Crisis Financial Powers

Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin walks through two large green hedges
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With the past as prologue, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that he would ask Congress to reinstate powers that were used during the 2008 financial crisis to support the economy as the coronavirus threatens to grind business activity in the United States to a halt.  The powers would impact not only the domestic authority of financial authorities like the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve, but also the ability to push internationally for coordinated policies.

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G2 Conference to Showcase EU Trade Chief Paul Hogan

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

G2 Conference to Showcase EU Trade Chief Phil Hogan

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan poses in front of blue and yellow EU flag
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For this year’s “G2” program—spearheaded by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva—Phil Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Trade, will deliver a landmark address outlining the European Union’s key transatlantic trade priorities.

The keynote, scheduled for March 17, will bolster an all star lineup during the Global Trade Series, organized by Georgetown’s IIEL and AIG, which brings together policy-makers, business leaders, and experts from think tanks and academia to debate the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system.

The aim of this year’s program is to address the challenges and opportunities which these developments present to government and business, and to articulate approaches and solutions which strengthen the commitment to global trade.

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