Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair recently completed her five-year term as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Her thoughts on the 2008 financial crisis, bank bailouts and whether the Dodd-Frank law is making a difference.

Sheila Bair recently stepped down as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The agency watches over banks and insures deposits. Bair played a key role in the Obama administration's response to the financial crisis that began in earnest in 2008. She has been credited with sounding the alarm on sub-prime mortgages. She has clashed with other regulators - and the White House - and remains opposed to bank bailouts. Reflecting on the tumultuous period she served, she said the FDIC's job is "to protect bank customers, not banks." A conversation with Sheila Bair.


Sheila Bair

senior adviser, The Pew Charitable Trusts; former chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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