Tag archive for ‘Late-2000s financial crisis’
Howard Davies On Monday, October 19th, 2015

Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Howard Davies: The Trouble With Financial Bubbles

 Very soon after the magnitude of the 2008 financial crisis became clear, a lively debate began about whether central banks and regulators could – and should – have done more to head it off. The traditional More...

News Brief On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

WATCH: Ben Bernanke Says More execs should have gone to jail for causing Great Recession

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Ben Bernanke wanted more Wall Street bankers in jail in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Bernanke advocated for Wall Street’s bailout in 2008 during the financial crisis when More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert J. Shiller: Fraud, Fools, and Financial Markets

 Adam Smith famously wrote of the “invisible hand, ” by which individuals’ pursuit of self-interest in free, competitive markets advances the interest of society as a whole. And Smith was right: Free More...

Professor Nouriel Roubini On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini: A Financial Early-Warning System

NEW YORK – Recent market volatility – in emerging and developed economies alike – is showing once again how badly ratings agencies and investors can err in assessing countries’ economic and financial More...

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: The Promise and Peril of Macroprudential Policy

MONTEVIDEO – Central bankers continue to fret about frothy asset markets – as well they should, given the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Having been burned once, they are now doubly shy. And China’s More...

Daniel Gros On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Daniel Gros, Director of Center for European Policy Studies: Why Greece Declined a Euro Holiday

 For the entire first half of this year, since the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party came to power in January, the Greek saga virtually monopolized the attention of European policymakers. Even as their More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: A New Deal for Debt Overhangs?

The International Monetary Fund’s acknowledgement that Greece’s debt is unsustainable could prove to be a watershed moment for the global financial system. Clearly, heterodox policies to deal with high More...

Lucy P. Marcus On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Lucy P. Marcus, Stefan Wolff: Getting Personal With the Greek Crisis

BERLIN – Today’s decision-makers are supposed to embrace the virtues of big data, relentlessly pursue quantitative metrics, and then adhere to the optimal course of action that these powerful tools supposedly More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Greece’s Creditors

– – As the whole world waits to see what will become of Greece and the entire European Union as the small nation deals with a huge debt crisis, the people of Greece have one champion in the U.S. More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Help Bailout Greece

– Talk about desperation! There is a new crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to raise the needed funds for Greece to pay off its debts. Its backers declare this to be “CrowdFunding a bailout fund for More...

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