Harvard will host a University-wide forum titled “The Economic Crisis, Two Years Later: A Panel of Harvard Experts” on Oct. 12.

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‘The Economic Crisis, Two Years Later’

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A panel of Harvard experts examines the fiscal crisis and the nation’s response

Harvard University will host a University-wide forum on the economy on Tuesday (Oct. 12). The panel will address such issues as the causes of the fiscal crisis, the history of such episodes across the centuries, the long-term effects on employment and prospects for jobs, and policy responses, including changes in regulation and consumer protection.

“The Economic Crisis, Two Years Later: A Panel of Harvard Experts” will build on the conversation that took place in the fall of 2008 when students, faculty, and staff gathered in Sanders Theatre to hear from Harvard experts during a period of acute turmoil in the nation’s banking and finance sector.

“The global financial situation and our economic future remain vital concerns for all of us,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We are fortunate to have on campus some of the nation’s leading scholars in finance and policy, and I am grateful for their willingness to share their thoughts and insights about the current situation and prospects for the future.”

As she did two years ago, Faust will moderate the panel, which will include:

  • John Y. Campbell, Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics and department chair of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Richard Freeman, Herbert S. Ascherman Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Brigitte Madrian, Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management at the Harvard Kennedy School and director of the social science program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • David S. Scharfstein, Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the discussion, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Sanders. To request a ticket, please visit  http://www.president.harvard.edu/info/.