Event Highlight

The Future of Global Finance: Populism, Technology and Regulation

Posted Nov 20 2019

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Columbia University, International Affairs Building

Keynote Address: Jacob Lew, Former US Secretary of Treasury

The conference brought together senior policymakers, researchers and financial market executives to debate and discuss how the landscape of the global financial system may or may not change in the coming decade.



  • Moderator: Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management
  • Michael Bordo (Rutgers University)
  • Jeffrey Gordon (Columbia Law School)
  • Harold James (Princeton University)
  • John Authers (Financial Times)

Key Drivers of Future Global Financial Structure

  • Moderator: Franklin Allen, Imperial College, London
  • Douglas Elliott (Oliver Wyman)
  • Sharyn O’Halloran (Columbia University)
  • Gil Mandelzis (Capitolis)
  • Annelise Riles (Cornell Law School)

Keynote Address

  • Introduction: Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Keynote Address: Jacob J. Lew, Columbia SIPA, Former US Secretary of Treasury (2013-2017)

Implications for Global Regulatory Structure

  • Moderator: Christine Cumming, Columbia SIPA
  • Michael Barr (Ford Public Policy School, University of Michigan)
  • Loretta Mester (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
  • Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School)
  • Paul Tucker (Systemic Risk Council and Harvard Kennedy School)

Financial Markets and Institutions in 2025

  • Moderator: Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management
  • Peter Fisher (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth)
  • Jingdong Hua (International Finance Corporation)
  • Thomas Philippon (New York University)
  • Panelist: Adam Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Organizers and Sponsors

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Imperial College Business School