Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2009
The Return of Depression Economics
Speaker: Professor Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Centenary Professor, LSE and Nobel Laureate.
About the Speaker: Paul Krugman is one of the world’s most famous living economists. He is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University and Centenary Professor, at LSE. A prolific author, he writes a twice weekly column in the New York Times and in 2008 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, honouring his work in international trade patterns.
Overview:The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. These lectures will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists.
Monday 8 June - Lecture 1: The Sum of All Fears
Chaired by Sir Howard Davies
After the first lecture in the Old Theatre, Professor Krugman will be available to sign copies of his book "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008". Copies will be available to purchase on the night.
Tuesday 9 June - Lecture 2: The Eschatology of Lost Decades
Chaired by Professor Lord Richard Layard
Wednesday 10 June - Lecture 3: The Night They Re-Read Minsky
Chaired by Professor Danny Quah
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