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The Financial Crisis - the London School of Economics hosts a one day conference

Professor Charles Goodhart and Professor Willem Buiter of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are among a panel of experts who will examine the recent financial crisis at a one day Financial Crisis Conference on Monday 1 October at LSE.

The conference, hosted by the Financial Markets Group at LSE, will give a brief history of the crisis. Among the questions to be considered are: What should the authorities have done? What happened in the markets? What are the implications for financial regulation? And what was the role of media and the effects on the future of the banking industry?

Speaking at this event are:

  • Professor Charles Goodhart, LSE professor emeritus of banking and finance at the Financial Markets Group, LSE, on A Brief History of the Crisis.
  • Professor Willem Buiter, chair in European Political Economy at LSE, on What Should the Authorities have Done?
  • Brandon Davies, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), on What Happened in Markets?
  • Dr Jon Danielsson, reader in accounting and finance at LSE, on Implications for Financial Regulation.
  • Gillian Tett, Financial Times, on The Role of the Media; and the Effects on the Future of the Banking Industry.'
  • Ros Altmann, a governor of LSE, on Savers and the Crisis.
  • Matt King, Credit Products Strategist, on The Effect of the Crisis on the Future of Credit Products.

The day will conclude with a roundtable discussion chaired by Professor Charles Goodhart at which the above experts will be joined by Dr Paul Woolley, senior fellow of the Financial Markets Group at LSE.

The Financial Crisis Conference is on Monday 1 October 2007 at 2-6pm in Room U8, Ground Floor, Tower One, Clement's Inn, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7107 5025 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

25 September 2007