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Andrew “Buddy” Donohue

Andrew J. Donohue, better known as Buddy Donohue, has over 40 years of experience in the asset management industry in both private sector and government roles. Buddy was most recently Chief of Staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) from 2015 to 2017 and previously had served as the Director of the Investment […]

Bart Wilson Policy@McCombs

What is property and why does our species have it? Join us to hear Bart Wilson explore the topics in his new book “The Property Species” on how humans acquire, perceive, and know the custom of property, and why this might be relevant to understanding how property works in the twenty-first century. In the book, […]

Student Election Discussion Group Episode 7

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

Economic and Ethical Dilemmas in Fighting Covid-19

Which are the dilemmas facing the United States and its economy as the coronavirus crisis continues? Which economic and ethical choices will we have to make? Tyler Cowen has been covering the crisis from its beginning, including for Bloomberg Opinion, and following pandemics since 2004. Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at […]

Policy @ McCombs with Ken Judd: When Will the Fed Join the Third Millennium?

Policy@McCombs: Monday October 5th, 4-5:30pm When Will the Fed Join the Third Millennium? The U.S. Government and most businesses use powerful computing tools, but the Federal Reserve stands out as one government agency that has rejected modern computational tools. It is easy to document this description, but difficult to find good reasons for these gaps. […]

Climate Change Policy Analysis: An Example of how Supercomputing can Solve “Intractable” Economic Models

Salem Policy Seminar: Tuesday October 6th, 10am-11:30am Climate Change Policy Analysis: An Example of how Supercomputing can Solve “Intractable” Economic Models Models that analyze climate change policies are necessarily complex because they need to include elements of both the climate and economic systems. The result is that the literature is full of papers that investigate a […]

Regulation Best Interest: Policy and Compliance Series

The McCombs School of Business, through its newly established Salem Center for Policy, hosted a two-day conference on Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) The event brought together current and former government officials, industry experts, and academic researchers to engage in a series of dialogues on how the new regulation will impact securities brokers and registered […]

Student Election Group Episode 2

As our mission statement says, “The Salem Center for Policy is dedicated to helping students and business leaders better understand the costs, benefits and consequences of policy decisions.” The weeks before a presidential election are when many Americans think most about policy, and discussions of the upcoming election often throw off more heat than light, […]

Social Capital, Civic Health, and Quality of Life in the United States

Most of our everyday interactions happen in local communities, where we use our talents, time, and energy to pursue a better life while dealing with relevant social and economic problems. Interestingly, evidence suggests that individuals trust their local communities’ ability to handle these problems effectively, and they engage in this process with more optimism than […]

“I Love Capitalism”, a Conversation with Ken Langone

Ken Langone is a co-founder of Home Depot and the founder and chairman of Invemed Associates LLC. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Stern School and on the Board of Trustees of New York […]