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The ongoing global economic crisis - join the debate at LSE

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Illustration of money spelling out credit crunchThe past 18 months have been a turbulent and testing time for the financial sector and the global economy. What lessons have we learnt so far and what will be the resolution? LSE is holding a number of public lectures with key academics, business leaders and politicians who will examine the issues raised by this ongoing crisis.

Speakers include Sir John Gieve, deputy governor at the Bank of England; Karl Otto Pöhl, former president of the German Bundesbank; Thomas Mirrow, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Alex Brummer, city editor for the Daily Mail; Vincent Cable, Liberal Democrat shadow chancellor of the exchequer; Evan Davis, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today programme; Professor John Roberts, Stanford University; Anthony Giddens, professor emeritus of sociology at LSE; and Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah, who are all economics professors at LSE.

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 for new events.

Calendar of events:

Photograph of Danny QuahTuesday 17 February, 6.30-8pm, Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah (pictured left), who are all economics professors at LSE, will discuss the Global Economic Crisis - Meeting the Challenge. A podcast of this event is now available.

Photograph of Sir John GieveThursday 19 February, 5-6.15pm, Sir John Gieve (pictured right) will talk about Lessons from the Credit Crisis

Monday 23 February, 6.30-8pm, Alex Brummer, Vincent Cable MP, and Evan Davis will ask Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 08'

Photograph of Karl Otto PohlThursday 26 February, 6.30-8pm, Karl Otto Pöhl (pictured left) will discuss The Story of the Euro: past, present and future

Photograph of Professor Lord Anthony GiddensSaturday 28 February, 4.15pm, as part of the LSE Literary Weekend Professor Lord Anthony Giddens (pictured right) will explain The Financial Crisis, Climate Change and Energy

Tuesday 10 March, 6.30-8pm, Thomas Mirrow will question Will the Rich Man's Crisis Crush the Emerging Economies?

Thursday 26 March, 6.30-8pm, Professor John Roberts will deliver a lecture entitled In praise of weak incentives

For general enquiries please email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.
For press queries please email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7060.

10 February 2009