Financial Crises

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Fiscal Irresponsibility Clouds the Future of the United States (Audio)

Speaker: Richard A. Posner
Presider: Tim Ferguson

Listen to Richard A. Posner, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, analyze how past fiscal irresponsibility has led to challenges to the global standing of the U.S. financial markets.

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Audio)

Speaker: Alan Greenspan
Presider: Peter G. Peterson

Listen to Alan Greenspan, president of Greenspan Associates LLC and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, outline the causes of the financial crisis and what the outcomes have been, including large fiscal deficits and new financial reforms.

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Growth Without Bubbles: A Conversation with Christina Romer (Audio)

Speaker: Christina Romer
Presider: Henry R. Kravis

Listen to Christina Romer, the chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, discuss her "cautiously hopeful" vision for the U.S. economy following an address at the Council on Foreign Relations.

This session was part of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Financial Turbulence and U.S. Power, which was made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

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Fixing Finance: Reactions and Over-Reactions (Audio)

Speakers: Peter R. Fisher, David S. Scharfstein, and Benn Steil
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Listen to experts examine steps taken to regulate financial markets and debate whether more should be done or if some actions should be undone.

This session was part of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Financial Turbulence and U.S. Power, which was made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

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The Global Consequences of the Crisis (Audio)

Speakers: Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Philip D. Zelikow
Introductory Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby
Presider: Richard Medley

Listen to experts discuss past global financial and monetary policies during financial crises and actions that governments today might take to respond to current crisis.

This session was part of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Financial Turbulence and U.S. Power, which was made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

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The Financial Crisis and Global Financial and Monetary Cooperation (Audio)

Speakers: Daniel W. Drezner, Steven Dunaway, and Sebastian Mallaby
Presider: Michael J. Elliott

Listen to experts discuss how international financial institutions can work together to mitigate the financial crisis, as well as reforms that could make these organizations more effective.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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State and Local Officials Conference Call: Global Economic Crisis: Policy Priorities (Audio)

Speaker: Roger M. Kubarych
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Roger M. Kubarych, the Henry Kaufman adjunct senior fellow for international economics and finance at CFR, discuss the global economic crisis and priorities for the Obama administration as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

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The 1920s: Bubble, Growth, or Gold? (Audio)

Speakers: Michael Bordo, Edward C. Prescott, Benn Steil, and Richard Sylla
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts give a historical analysis of the 1920s and the causes of the Great Depression, including monetary policy and the stock market crash in 1929.

This session was part of the CFR-New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business symposium: A Second Look at the Great Depression, which was made possible through the generous support of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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The Role of Labor Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Price V. Fishback, Peter Temin, Richard K. Vedder, and Lee E. Ohanian
Presider: John Tamny

Listen to experts analyze the various labor policies of the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations and the effects they had on the Great Depression.

This session was part of the CFR-New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business symposium: A Second Look at the Great Depression, which was made possible through the generous support of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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