Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented Central Banking Powers: The Role of the Federal Reserve in the Global Financial Crisis, at the British University in Dubai, on October 10, 2011. Participants were particularly interested in the current state of the U.S. economy and the ability of the Federal Reserve to influence economic growth both in the United States and around the globe.
On September 22, Johnson presented Federal Reserve Powers and Unintended Consequences: Protecting Investors from Systemic Liquidity Risk, at The First Annual Institute for Investor Protection Symposium, held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago. Johnson focused on the unintended consequences of protecting creditors and shareholders of banks from the huge liquidity crisis that was experienced in the United States between the autumn of 2007 through the end of 2009.