Ten years after the global financial crisis: what have we learned and what did we forget?


Our joint event last October with LSE IDEAS "Ten years After the Global Financial Crisis: what have we learned and what did we forget?" is now available to listen to again in full via LSE Podcasts.

Thesession explores the causes of the 2008 global financial crash and the responses of the major advanced economies, which drew on the lessons of the 1930s. A decade on from the crisis, the global financial system has yet to return to ‘normal’, with prolonged low interest rates posing a risk to its stability. It is time to reflect on previous financial crises and the policy lessons we have learned – and failed to learn – from them.

The session is chaired by current RES President Lord Nicholas Stern and includes the following speakers:

  • Charles Bean, Professor of Economics at LSE and a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Gus O'Donnell (@Gus_ODonnell), Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service 2005-11
  • Catherine Schenk, Professor of Economic and Social History at St Hilda's College Oxford
  • Minouche Shafik, Direcotr of the London School of Economics and Political Science and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

For more information and to download powerpoint slides from the event, please visit the LSE events page.