Dartmouth Events

DOCUMENTARY FILM Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

FREE screening and panel discussion. This award-winning documentary is about America’s central bank. Learn the impact of Fed policies – past, present, and future – on our lives.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films, Lectures & Seminars

The FREE screening of MONEY FOR NOTHING at the Tuck School of Business will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Jim Bruce is the Writer/Producer/Director for Money for Nothing. He was the Editor/Writer/Co-Producer of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - winner of Best Documentary at the 2005 AFI Fest (American Film Institute) and finalist for the 2006 International Documentary Association's Feature Film of the Year. Jim has also worked as an editor on acclaimed documentaries (including The King of Kong and Dambe: The Mali Project), and as an assistant editor on films such as Kinsey, Insomnia, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Incredible Hulk. Jim has been a student of financial markets for over a decade, and began writing a newsletter in 2006 warning about the oncoming financial crisis. His short trades in 2007 and 2008 helped finance a significant portion of Money For Nothing’s budget.

Peter Fisher is a Senior Fellow at Tuck's Center for Global Business and Government and the Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute where he helps leverage the firm’s expertise across asset classes, client groups and regions to produce information that makes BlackRock’s portfolio managers better investors and helps deliver positive investment results for clients. Prior to assuming this role in February 2013, he led BlackRock’s Fixed Income business managing a 450-person team overseeing portfolios with more than $1.3 trillion under management.  Fisher joined BlackRock in 2004, and from 2005-2007 served as Chairman of BlackRock Asia. From 2001-2003, Fisher served as the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for domestic finance, with responsibility for public debt management, federal lending, and capital markets. Previously, Fisher spent 16 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Matthew Slaughter is the Faculty Director at the Center for Global Business and Government, the Signal Companies' Professor of Management, and the Associate Dean for Faculty at the Tuck School of Business. He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers; a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; and a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum. From 2005-2007, Professor Slaughter served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. He has also been affiliated with the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences, the McKinsey Global Institute, the Institute for International Economics, and the Department of Labor.

Kenneth R. French is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business. He is an expert on the behavior of security prices and investment strategies. He and co-author Eugene F. Fama are well known for their research into the value effect and the three-factor model, including articles such as "The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns" and "Common Risk Factors in the Returns on Stocks and Bonds." His recent research focuses on tests of asset pricing, the tradeoff between risk and return in domestic and international financial markets, and the relation between capital structure and firm value.

Learn more about the film at their website.

For more information, contact:
Tuck Ctr for Global Business and Govt.

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