Modern Money, Financial Regulation, and Corporate Power

Saturday September 23, 2017


This panel explores the relationship between the Modern Money perspective and policy perspectives on corporate power, especially the power of financial institutions. How does understanding money recontextualize our understanding of corporate power? What approaches to regulating corporate power become more or less viable from a Modern Money perspective?



William K. Black

Associate Professor of Law and Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City

William K. Black, J.D. Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and former Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention. He is a veteran financial regulator, previously serving as Litigation Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Deputy Director of the FSLIC, SVP and General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and Senior Deputy Chief Counsel of the Office of Thrift Supervision. He was also Deputy Director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement. He the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (University of Texas Press 2005), and has testified before numerous Congressional Committees on financial regulation, executive compensation and fraud in the lead-up to the financial crisis. Dr. Black was also a central figure in exposing Congressional corruption during the 1980’s Savings and Loan Crisis. He contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and also blogs at New Economic Perspectives.


Nathan C. Tankus

John Jay School of Criminal Justice

Nathan Tankus is currently a student at John Jay School of Criminal Justice and a research scholar with the Modern Money Network. He has been a research assistant at the University of Ottawa and a visiting researcher at the Fields Institute.