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An interview with Eugene White on Bank Regulation . . .

Financial Crises and Banking Regulation: A History

An interview with Eugene White by Éric Monnet from Books &

“Eugene White, one of the leading financial historians in the United States, discusses how history can shed light on the current debates about banking regulation. Stressing the difference between 19th and 20th century financial crises, he explains the causes of financial crashes, the legacy of the Glass Steagall act, as well as the future of banking.”

For the interview:


Photographs from the Dinner on Friday Evening and from the Conference on Saturday

8:30 – 8:45          Introduction: Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Gail Triner, Michael Bordo, Eugene White, Hugh Rockoff, Carolyn Moehling

8:45 – 9:30          Claudia Goldin, Harvard University:  “Women Working Longer: Trends in Labor Force Participation at Older Ages”
                             Discussant: Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester

 Claudia Goldin, Harvard University

 Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester

9:30 – 10:15        Howard Bodenhorn, Clemson University: “Extended Liability at Early American Banks”
                            Discussant: Angela Redish, University of British Columbia

Hugh Rockoff and Howard Bodenhorn (right background)

Angela Redish, University of British Columbia

10:30 – 11:15      Carolyn Moehling-Eugene White, Rutgers University, “A Woman’s Place is ….in the OCC"
                            Discussant: Gail Triner, Rutgers University

 Carolyn Moehling

11:15 – 12:00      Ellis Tallman, Oberlin College, “What Ended Pre-Fed Banking Panics,”
                            Discussant: George Selgin, University of Georgia

George Selgin, University of Georgia

12:00  – 1:15      Lunch:  Eugene White, Rutgers University: Tribute to Hugh

Angelo Riva, European Business School, and Hugh Rockoff

1:15 – 2:00         David Weiman, Barnard College, “Banking Panics, the Derangement of Domestic Exchanges and the Origins of Central Banking in the US, 1893-1914”
                            Discussant: Lawrence H. White, George Mason University

Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:00 – 2:45         Larry Neal, University of Illinois, “The Development of Financial Systems or Collateral Damage: Its Rise and Fall in the
                         History of Financial Capitalism”
                            Discussant: John Landon-Lane, Rutgers University

3:15 – 4:00        Richard Sylla, New York University,”Alexander Hamilton as a Student of Financial History”
                          Discussant: David Levy, George Mason University

2015 University Commencement

249th Anniversary Commencement
Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey

School of Arts and Sciences Convocation

Graduating from Rutgers means enjoying a multi-part ceremony. University Commencement, is a giant celebration with your fellow students from across the entire university and all three campuses. There, you will see your name scroll on the stadium's digital ribbon board and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs to family and friends, photo montages, and more. With thousands of guests saluting the culmination of your achievement, it will be a day you will never forget.

Parking Guidelines: Parking Hangtags, Commencement Shuttle Service, Guests with Disabilities/Special Needs, Parking Hangtags, Commencement Shuttle Service, Guests with Disabilities/Special Needs

Learn more about University Commencement.

New Online Course: Personal Finance and Financial Decision Making

Ever wonder about the difference between a debit card and a credit card?  How about the difference between whole life insurance and term life insurance?  What’s the difference between a retirement plan and an IRA?  How does one buy a house?  What decisions should you make today (or shortly after you graduate) to start off on the right path so you can retire financially comfortable?

2015 Graduate School - New Brunswick Convocation

Sunday, May 17, 2015
9:30am - 11:00am
Louis Brown Athletic Center, Livingston Campus

All candidates for degrees should arrive by 8:30 a.m.

This must-attend graduation ceremony is an intimate event, where you'll join with your graduating class and faculty to receive individual recognition. The GSNB Convocation will include the following festivities:
• Your name will be read.
• Your photograph will be taken.
• Doctoral candidates will be hooded and receive their degrees.
• You will celebrate with the students, faculty, and staff who have been alongside you during your studies.

For information about purchasing academic regalia, please contact the Rutgers University Bookstore at 732-246-8448.

Still have questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

Policy on Outside Courses, Online Courses and Winter Session Courses

A maximum of three approved classes taken outside the RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major. It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Landon-Lane.

We do not accept online courses as prerequisite equivalent when grades are not substantially based on proctored or identity-secure administration of a cumulative final exam (i.e. 50% or more of the final grade).

Courses that meet for less than 4 weeks (for example, winter session courses) will not be accepted for transfer towards the Economics Major.


Undergraduate Advising Hours

Department of Economics general advising is available in New Jersey Hall, room 202 (including declaration of major) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:30pm. Our phone number is 848-932-7363. No appointment is necessary.

Spring Office Hours for Professor Landon-Lane, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm and by appointment.
New Jersey Hall room 419.

Policy on Courses from RU-Newark and RU-Camden

Students will no longer be able to use RU-Newark and RU-Camden courses in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Econometrics towards the SAS Economics major.

Please note that this policy is not retroactive: students who have taken these courses in the Spring of 2011 or earlier semesters will be allowed to use them to fulfill SAS Economics major requirements.  Intro to Micro and Macro classes taken at RU_ Newark or RU_ Camden need to be preapproved. See our policy on Online Courses and Short Courses.

Special Permission

Due to overwhelming demand for our courses and constraints on room size, we are unable to grant special permission numbers for courses that are closed.

Conference to Honor Hugh Rockoff


February 27 & 28, 2015

A conference to honor Hugh Rockoff
and his contributions to research, teaching and service

Friday, February 27:      Conference Dinner, 6pm (Dinner Is By Invitation Only)
                                    Steakhouse 85
                                    85 Church Street
                                    New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, February 28:  Conference Proceedings (click for Schedule)
                                    8:30am to 4:30pm*
                                    Brower Commons
                                    2nd floor, Rooms A, B, & C
                                    145 College Avenue
                                    New Brunswick, NJ

* The Hyatt Hotel will provide shuttle service to and from Brower Commons for the conference. The morning shuttle will depart from the main entrance of the hotel at 7:45am. The afternoon shuttle will pick up participants at Brower Commons at 4:30pm.

Link to map of conference venues and key points of interest.

Link to information on travel to New Brunswick.

Parking - Guests Parking permits are not required for the following lots during the Conference: Lots 26, 30 & the College Avenue Deck. You can find lots 26 & 30 behind the Student Center on the College Avenue Campus. Faculty and Staff will need to park according to their permits. Faculty/staff with a valid permits may also park in Lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Ms. Debra Holman (


Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
F  (732) 932-7416
Thomas Prusa - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Department Administrator
John Landon-Lane - Undergraduate Director
Norman R. Swanson - Graduate Director
Undergraduate Inquiries - Help and Advising
Graduate Advisor