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An Historical Perspective on the Quest for Financial Stability

Hosted by Institute of Global Affairs, the Financial Markets Group Research Centre and the Systemic Risk Centre

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker

Professor Michael Bordo

Professor Michael Bordo

Director, Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University

Chair

Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi

Piroska Nagy-Mohácsi

Programme Director, Institute of Global Affairs

Taking a historical perspective, Professor Michael Bordo’s LSE public lecture examines the evolving relationship between monetary policy and financial stability, which is at the forefront of the current policy debate. He finds that historically financial crises have multiple causes, and that credit-driven asset price booms/busts rarely lead to financial crisis. The notable exceptions are the “perfect storms” of 1929/33 and 2007/8. If indeed rare, should the post global financial crisis regulatory system be permanently built on the unique experience of 2007/8? 

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The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges.

The Financial Markets Group Research Centre (@FMG_LSE) was established in 1987 at the LSE. The FMG is a leading centre in Europe for policy research into financial markets. It is the focal point of the LSE's research communication with the business, policy making and international finance communities. The FMG works alongside the Department of Finance to understand problems in financial markets and in the decision-making processes of corporations, banks and regulators.

The Systemic Risk Centre (@LSE_SRC) was set up to study the risks that may trigger the next financial crisis and to develop tools to help policymakers and financial institutions become better prepared.

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