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Europe’s Last Chance to Get it Right

Michael Barr discusses Europe's last chance to tackle its economic woes.

By Michael Barr | Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ending Too Big to Fail

CAPAF's Michael S. Barr testifies on ending too big to fail before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.

By Michael Barr | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Don’t Roll Back Wall Street Reform

Michael S. Barr details why the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires full congressional funding.

By Michael Barr | Thursday, March 31, 2011

Risk Retention Is Only One Part of Needed Housing Finance Reform

Michael Barr discusses the importance of risk retention rules in housing finance reform.

By Michael Barr | Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Accountability for Consumer Financial Protection

Michael Barr argues in The Hill that we need a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that’s got the independence it needs to be accountable to the American people.

By Michael Barr | Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Restoring Financial and Housing Markets

CAPAF's Michael Barr testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about initiatives to strengthen financial markets.

By Michael Barr | Friday, November 14, 2008

Next Steps to Resolve the Mortgage Crisis

The Bush administration can take steps now to help troubled homeowners while Congress prepares to enact more targeted measures, writes Michael S. Barr.

By Michael Barr | Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Time for Some Answers from Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Senate Banking Committee must ask Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson why he won’t stop harmful home foreclosures, write Michael S. Barr and Sarah Rosen Wartell.

By Michael Barr and Sarah Rosen Wartell | Thursday, October 23, 2008

Issue Brief: Overcoming Legal Barriers to the Bulk Sale of At-Risk Mortgages

article icon Issue Brief Selling loans and loan pools to new owners would help stabilize housing prices, write Michael Barr and James A. Feldman.

By Michael Barr and James A. Feldman | Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Strengthening Our Economy: Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Preservation

CAP's Michael Barr testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on a plan to deal with the housing crisis.

By Michael Barr | Thursday, January 31, 2008

Michael Barr

Michael S. Barr is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. He served from 2009-2010 as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s assistant secretary for financial institutions. Barr was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and played […]

Friday, January 25, 2008