The Credit Crisis and its Consequences
Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
The end of the world as we know it?
From its origins in the US sub-prime mortgage market last year, the "credit crunch" has spread far and wide, and now threatens a severe global recession. The human cost in terms of jobs and homes is growing and governments have been forced to take unprecedented measures to bail out the banks. The teach-in will examine the origins of the credit crisis and why it has become so severe; the policies now being pursued nationally and internationally; and the long-term economic and political implications, particularly in relation to financial regulation and global governance.
After brief presentations from our panel of speakers, the audience will be invited to ask questions on any and all aspects of the crisis.
Panel of Speakers:
- Prof. Giuseppe Fontana (Professor of Monetary Economics, LUBS)
- Dr. Jim Kincaid (Research Fellow, POLIS)
- Bernard Nelson (Investment Consultant, Mercer Ltd.)
- Hugo Radice (Research Fellow, POLIS)
- Chair: Dr. Charlie Dannreuther (Lecturer, POLIS)
THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre is located in the Michael Sadler building.