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Vastine to testify on the effects of US restrictions on Cuban exports of goods and services

On June 2 J. Robert Vastine will testify in front of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). Vastine is an expert witness for the hearing “Overview of Cuban Imported Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions.” The hearing is part of the overall investigation, “Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and […]

Video from symposium on market power and manipulation now available

  Video from Panel 2. On May 20 the Center hosted a symposium on energy market power and manipulation featuring luncheon remarks by Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen of the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Two moderated panel discussions with audience Q&A addressed market power, market manipulation, and recent enforcement actions and regulatory proceedings. […]

Tinsley responds to gender sensitivity training in Austin

After a hailstorm of criticism over a training done in Austin, Texas in response to the shift in the demographics of the city council from majority male to female, Catherine Tinsley and co-authors Emily Amanatullah and Taeya Howell have written a response. Appearing in TribTalk, “The trick to battling gender stereotypes” argues “workplaces must emphasize […]

Mayo speaks to Hoya alums at the World Bank

Center Director and MSB Professor John Mayo met with nearly two dozen Georgetown alumni at an alumni luncheon on May 20 at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) headquarters in downtown D.C. (The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group).  Mayo shared the goals and activities of the center and described his approach to “results-based regulation.” […]

Center hosting symposium on energy market power and manipulation

  On May 20 the Center hosted a symposium on energy market power and manipulation featuring luncheon remarks by Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen of the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Two moderated panel discussions with audience Q&A addressed market power, market manipulation, and recent enforcement actions and regulatory proceedings. Panelists included leading experts […]

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The photograph shows one of two statues outside the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.  The statue symbolizes the Federal Trade Commission (the straining man) in its attempt to control the enormity of trade (the horse).  Each statue is approximately 12 feet high and 15 feet long.  They are sculpted from Indiana limestone. More information.