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Why some times are different: the aftermath of financial crises with Christina Romer and David Romer

  • Playfair Library Old College, University of Edinburgh (map)

Former Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, will speak about repairing the damage of economic shocks.

Some crises, such as Norway's in the early 1990's, are followed by only small recessions; others, such as Japan's in the 1990's or Greece's more recently, are followed by the kind of severe and prolonged economic distress that can blight lives. Christina Romer and David Romer (who will join in the Q&A), have carried out extensive work on what makes the difference. 

Followed by drinks reception.

Christina Romer was Chair of the President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors from January 2009 to September 2010, during which time she was heavily involved in planning the administration's response to the Great Recession. She is the Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

David Romer is an expert on Keynesian economics and the business cycle. In 2009-10, he was the Senior Resident Scholar at the International Monetary Fund. He is the Herman Royer Professor of Political Economy at the University of California, Berkeley.

In partnership with MacCALM, University of Edinburgh.

Free admission to students.