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Preventing Financial Meltdowns


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Speaker(s): Tim Harford
Chair: Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Recorded on 7 June 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

In this lecture, Tim Harford, the author, radio presenter and newspaper columnist looks at the lessons we can learn from the financial crisis and how the collapse of Lehman Brothers has close parallels in disasters such as Three Mile Island and Deepwater Horizon. This lecture marks the launch of Tim Harford's new book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure.

Tim Harford is a member of the Financial Times editorial board. His column, "The Undercover Economist", which reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, is published in the Financial Times and syndicated around the world. He is also the only economist in the world to run a problem page, "Dear Economist", in which FT readers' personal problems are answered tongue-in-cheek with the latest economic theory.

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