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Megaron Plus Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and how to Avoid the Next One?

 

Speakers: Lord Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics, LSE; Member of the House of Commons Select Committee
Chair Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Associate Professor in European Politics and International Relations, LSE
Discussant: Eleni-Louri Dendrinou, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016
Time: 19:00
Venue: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (Αίθουσα Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος), Megaron, Athens, Greece

This lecture will provide a frank assessment of economists' blindness before the financial crash in 2007-2008 and what must be done to avert a sequel. Through it, the speaker will underscore the contribution of hubris to economists' calamitous lack of foresight, and make a persuasive case for the profession to re-engage with the history of economic thought.

 A full summary of the lecture and photos from the event will follow.

 

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Professor Kevin Featherstone's and Professor Dimitri Papadimitriou's lecture at the Megaron Athens Concert Halls has been reviewed in a number of articles:

To Vima tis Kyriakis
 (18 October 2015)

Protothema
(16 October 2015)

Kathimerini
(16 October 2015)

ProtoThema
(11 October 2015)