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Find out about the public lectures, research seminars and other events of the department.

Upcoming public lectures


The Fed and Lehman Brothers: setting the record straight on a financial disaster, by Laurence Ball 

Monday 1 October 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the Department and Centre for Macroeconomics 

Why didn't the Federal Reserve rescue Lehman Brothers? This lecture will debunk the explanation given by Fed officials–lack of legal authority–and explore the real reasons for the decision to let Lehman fail. 

Laurence Ball is Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a consultant for the International Monetary Fund.

Ricardo Reis, who will be chairing the event, is A W Phillips Professor of Economics and a consultant to central banks around the world.

Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEBall

Info: This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required - further information from LSE Events

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