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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

JeanHughes J. Monier will give a talk on the crucial role that big investors must play to end the plague of short-termism - the exclusive focus on quarterly returns and relentless shareholder pressures.  The discussion will be facilitated by JC de Swaan, Lecturer in the Economics Deaprtment at Princeton University.

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

William Easterly, author of the book, The Tyranny of Experts, will talk about the Immigration Crisis in the United States and in the European Union and its relation to Development Theories.  The talk will take place in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on October 10 at 4:30 pm.

William Easterly is Professor of Economics...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Why is Europe’s great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Sir John Vickers, Professor of Economics at Oxford University and former Chief Economist of the Bank of England, will give a lunch time talk on Reforming the Banks.  His current policy-related interests arise from his work in 2010-11 as chair of the Independent Commission on Banking which recommended fundamental reforms to improve...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

What are the macroeconomic and policy implications of new markets and instruments? Can financial innovation make markets more efficient, or does it increase financial instability? Together we will take a closer look at mortgage design, sovereign debt design, and bank debt design (such as cocos and other derivatives), among other topics.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

“Thin political markets” are the processes through which some of the most complex and critical institutions of our capitalist system are determined—e.g., our accounting-standards infrastructure; rules for bank-capital adequacy; actuarial standards; and auditing practice. In thin political markets, corporate special interests are largely...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:20pm

The Taper tantrum in 2013 hit many emerging markets, including Indonesia. The Indonesian economy, especially the financial sector was under pressure. Indonesia then was classified as a one of the “Fragile five” together with India, Turkey, Brazil, and South Africa. But then, with series of macroeconomic stabilization measures, together with...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:20pm

Adam Guren is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University. His research focuses on empirical macroeconomics, particularly as applied to the housing market. In this talk, he will discuss the foreclosure crisis, its role in the greater economy, and lessons for foreclosure policy drawing on his research and the research of others....

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Former U.S,Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This will be the keynote speech of the “Finance, Inequality and Long-run Growth” Conference sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 (All day)

The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required. We are no longer accepting on-line registration for the keynote talk -- limited tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Thursday, February 12th, at 12:00 noon at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue, while...

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