The Global Financial Crisis
This project seeks to provide a new body of academic research that advances our understanding of global aspects of the recent financial crisis. It provides a forum to discuss these ideas and seeks to better integrate research on international macroeconomics with that in corporate finance. The goal of this research was to provide the intellectual underpinnings for policies to better manage and reduce the likelihood of future financial crises.
Researchers submitted proposals for new projects to address these questions in the spring of 2010. Authors presented their completed research papers at a small conference in Bretton Woods, NH in June 2011 and received comments from a distinguished set of discussants. Click here for a link to the conference program and here for a summary of the event. The key results from this research will be debated at a symposium on the Global Financial Crisis at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Sept. 22, 2011. This event will communicate the main findings from the research papers and explore the implications with policymakers, investors, the press, and thought leaders from around the world through an interactive set of panels and discussions.
Click here for more information about the symposium and a link to the program. Papers from the project will be published in a special symposium in the Journal of International Economics in 2012.
The conference was generously funded by a grant from the Sloan Foundation. Click here for more information about the Foundation.
Chair: Kristin Forbes
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Home page: http://web.mit.edu/kjforbes/www/
Co-Chair: Charles Engel
University of Wisconsin
Home page: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~cengel/
Co-Chair: Jeffrey Frankel
James W. Harpel Professor Capital Formation & Growth Department of Economics
Kennedy School of Government
Home page: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/jfrankel/
Administrative Contact: Rob Shannon
National Bureau of Economic Research