Host: The Institute of Economic Affairs. Many have suggested that the recent financial crash should mark the end of a period of deregulated financial markets and that there is a need for greater government supervision of financial systems. The criticism of market participants is accepted by many of those involved, but the question remains of what the policy response should be to recent events. If regulators are so wise why did they not intervene? Do regulators only spot apparent market failure after it has happened? Did regulation exacerbate the crash?
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