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Conference » A Half-Decade of Crisis: Governing the Global Economy in the New Hard Times

When: Friday, May 24, 2013
All day  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Krzysztof Kozubski  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Since August 2007 financial markets have been rocked by crises emerging from the rich democracies of North America and Western Europe. The conference brings together scholars to reflect on how global economic governance has—and has not—changed during a half-decade of crisis. Have states and intergovernmental institutions clawed back some of the authority they surrendered to private actors in the years before the crisis of 2008?  How have key actors in world politics—powerful states, inter- and nongovernmental organizations, sectoral interest groups and other policy entrepreneurs—shaped the post-crisis regulatory agenda? Are financial systems safer now than they were before the crisis? Are global financial markets ungovernable?

9-9:15 AM – Welcome & Introductory Remarks

(9:15-10:45am) Panel I: Governing Markets in Hard Times

Eric Helleiner (Waterloo)
Bruce Carruthers
Steve Nelson (NU)
Spruyt (NU, chair/commentator)

(11am – 12:30pm) Panel II: Recovering from Crisis: Lessons from the Turkish and Japanese Experiences

Omer Taspinar (Brookings)
William Grimes (Boston University)
Daron Acemoglu  (MIT) 

Vefa Tarhan (Loyola University Chicago, commentator)

Brian Hanson (NU, chair)

(12:45-2pm) Keynote Address
Eberly (Kellogg and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury)
(2:15-3:30pm) Panel III: The Crisis in Europe
Kathleen McNamara (Georgetown University)
Jabko (Johns Hopkins University) 

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