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Recent 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.
Recording: Video recording on YouTube