Perspectives on the Financial Crisis- Day 2

NOV 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM TO 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


November 28, 2018: 3:00 PM-6:30 PM




Economics Ph.D. Program, the Economics Studies Group


Perspectives on the Financial Crisis- Day 2

The collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 2008 marked the beginning of one of the most important crises of our era.  The Economics Program and the Economics Studies Group are bringing experts and speakers who will discuss the nature of the crisis, the response to it and how to prepare for the next crisis.

3:00 – 3:15 – Welcome by Provost Joy Connolly

3:15–4:15 – Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis – Panel Discussion 

  • Jesse Eisinger – Senior Reporter at ProPublica, author Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law and Professor of Public Affairs at Cornell University
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin – Financial columnist, The New York Times, author, co-anchor,CNB
  • Moderator-Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

4:20 – 4:40 – The Legacy of the Bailouts: Where Are We Now?

  • Neil Barofsky – Former TARP Inspector General, Partner at Jenner and, Block LLP

4:40 – 5:00 – Coffee Break

5:00 – 6:30 – Retrospective of the Financial Crisis – Panel Discussion 

  • Dan Alpert – Founding Managing Partner at Westwood Capital LLC and Senior Fellow in Financial Macroeconomics at Cornell Law School
  • Paul Krugman – Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center and Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times
  • Patricia Mosser – Former Head of the Research and Analysis Center at the Office of Financial Research, US Treasury Department; Director MPA Program in Economic Policy Management, SIPA, Columbia University
  • Moderator- Paul Krugman