Magazine : Archives : 2nd Quarter 2006

Seidman and Hawke: Point and Counterpoint

Not too long ago, I sat down with the former Comptroller of the Currency, Jerry Hawke, at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference and we debated several issues asked by audience members. Here are some highlights. On life at the Fed after Greenspan... Seidman: Life without Greenspan will be different. I think the biggest change will not be in monetary policy—it's going to be in whether the Fed will continue to be an overarching regulator or whether it will back down from that function. Hawke: Greenspan's personal reputation has been extraordinary and carried a lot of clout. I don't...