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Brooksley Born, a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, previously served from August 26, 1996, to June 1, 1999, as Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This agency oversees the futures and commodity options markets.
As Chair of the CFTC, Born attempted to regulate financial derivatives, including credit-default swaps. Her efforts to regulate financial derivatives and how she was blocked by Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers was the subject of the October 20, 2009 Frontline episode, "The Warning."
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- Brooksley serve on financial crisis inquiry commission, Politico, July 16, 2009
- Frontline" The Warning, PBS, October 20, 2009
- Board, National Women's Law Center, accessed September 14, 2010.
- Interview: Brooksley Born, PBS, Frontline: The Warning, Interview conducted Aug. 28, 2009.
- Manuel Roig-Franzia, Credit Crisis Cassandra, Washington Post, May 26, 2009.
- Rick Schmitt, Prophet and Loss, Stanford Magazine, March/April 2009.