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The Demise of the Bretton-Woods System Explains Much of our Current Financial Vulnerabilities

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the Financial Markets Group Research Centre and the Systemic Risk Centre

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker

Jacques de Larosière

Jacques de Larosière

Chairman, Strategic Committee of the French Treasury

Chair

Professor Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs

During this lecture, Jacques de Larosière, former Managing Director of the IMF; Governor of the Bank of France and President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will analyse the causes of the demise of the Bretton-Woods institutions that were created in the aftermath of the Second World War, and discuss the policy implications of his main findings.

The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges.

The Financial Markets Group Research Centre (@FMG_LSE) was established in 1987 at the LSE. The FMG is a leading centre in Europe for policy research into financial markets. It is the focal point of the LSE's research communication with the business, policy making and international finance communities. The FMG works alongside the Department of Finance to understand problems in financial markets and in the decision-making processes of corporations, banks and regulators.

The Systemic Risk Centre (@LSE_SRC) was set up to study the risks that may trigger the next financial crisis and to develop tools to help policymakers and financial institutions become better prepared.

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