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Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking

LSE public lecture

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2010 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Howard Davies, David Green
Chair: Lord Burns

Update, Monday 10 May: There will be a free drinks reception with the speakers after the event.

A discussion of the principal conclusions of the new book Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking, written by Howard Davies and David Green.

"Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of independence. Today, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, rethinking their functioning and their modus operandi is both natural and needed. Howard Davies and David Green write on this issue with authority, reflecting their practical experience, political sensitivity, and high analytic skills."

Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and current chairman of the U.S. Economic Recovery Advisory Board and LSE alumnus.

Update, Friday 7 May: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Willem Buiter will no longer be participating in this event.

Howard Davies is director of LSE. Prior to this, from 1997-2003 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the single regulator for the UK financial sector, which was created under his leadership from nine separate regulatory agencies. From 1995-1997 he was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

David Green was head of international policy at the FSA, after 30 years in the Bank of England.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

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A copy of Howard Davies' PowerPoint presentation is now available to download:
Download 'Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking' (pdf)

A copy of David Green's PowerPoint presentation is now available to download:
Download 'Central Banking in Europe: Unfinished Business' (pdf)


A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

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