Event Detail

Global Financial Crisis Economic Forum

Tuesday, February 24, 2009



The Graduate Student Council & The Department of Transdisciplinary Studies

 cordially invite you to spend an evening with the Claremont Graduate University Economics Team…


The Global Financial Crisis: From Crash to Recovery


Tuesday, February 24th

5:30-7:00 pm

Refreshments to follow

Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Building

(Southwestcorner of Tenth & Dartmouth)

Claremont Graduate University

150 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711


With governments around the world left picking up the pieces of a global financial meltdown, the subjects of reorganizing and “re-regulating” global finance are ripe for discussion and deeper understanding. The incoming U.S. administration has cobbled together it’s “Group of Thirty,” who have outlined 18 recommendations that have been described as “biggest overhaul of financial regulation since the 1930s (Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability). How we arrived at such a crisis, and the domestic and international implications of such a sweeping overhaul, are astonishing and worthy of further dialogue.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Professor Arthur Denzau will outline the economics of the organizations that contributed to the 2008 financial meltdown, those that ought to be a part of the solution, and the future of global finance.
  • Professor Thomas Borcherding explains the theoretical underpinnings of the crisis and the challenges decision-makers will face in digging their way out.
  • Professor Thomas Willett outlines the broad international implications of the crisis, including the changing relationships between governments, international organizations, central banks, and international monetary coordination. All will contribute to understanding the changing face of global finance.
  • Professor Manfred Keil provides a deeper understanding of the local impact of the financial crisis and economic downturn.
  • Professor Benoy Jacob will provide a view of how cities and states are impacted by the national financial crisis. Both will help to appreciate the role that government plays in causing the problems and facilitating their solutions.

We hope you will join us for this panel discussion as we all try to “unpack” the implications of this new economic order.  Join us for refreshments after the discussion.

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