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The credit crunch and the world economy - join the debate at LSE

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Image of a globe and dollar symbolsThe global economy and financial markets are in turmoil but what are the reasons for this 'crisis', who is responsible for the credit crunch and what can be done to redress the balance? LSE is holding a number of  public lectures with key academics, business leaders and politicians who will examine the issues raised by these recent events.

Speakers include George Alogoskoufis, Greek minister of economy and finance; Fabrizio Saccomanni, director general of the Bank of Italy; Howard Davies, LSE director; Philipp Hildebrand, vice chairman of the governing board of the National Bank of Switzerland;  Alessandro Profumo, chief executive officer of UniCredit Group; and Robert J Shiller, economics professor at Yale University.

These public events are free and open to all and will include a question and answer session, allowing you to participate in the ongoing debate. See below for more information about scheduled events and keep an eye on the Events website at Public Events| for new events.

Calendar of events:

Tuesday 7 October, 6-7.30pm, Fabrizio Saccomanni, Philipp Hildebrand, Tommaso Padoa Schioppa  will discuss Managing| International Financial Instability. 

Wednesday 15 October, 6.30-8pm, Howard Davies  will look at China and Financial Reform| and on Thursday 30 October, 6.30-8pm, he will discuss his book on the future of central banking in Central Banking and the Credit Crunch|

Thursday 6 November, 6.30-8pm, Professor Niall Ferguson will talk about The Ascent of Money| 

Tuesday 11 November, 6.30-8pm, Mohamed A El-Erian will advise on Navigating Global Economic and Financial Change|

Thursday 13 November, 6.30-8pm, Professor George Alogoskoufis will give his views on Europe in the Global Economy| 

Wednesday 26 November, 4-5.30pm, Professor Robert J Shiller looks at The Subprime Crisis|

Wednesday 3 December, 5.30-6.30pm, Alessandro Profumo will discuss The role of banks in a globalised economy: balancing innovation and stability|


For general enquiries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

Press queries please email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7060.

19 September 2008