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Max Weber Programme and Pierre Werner Chair Conference on the Financial Crisis

The 2007-2010 Financial and Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses

Co-sponsored by the Pierre Werner Chair (RSCAS) and the Max Weber Programme
Villa la Fonte, 15 April 2010

This conference aims to shed light on the following questions: Which factors led to the 2007-2010 financial crisis? Which mechanisms may have prolonged it? What are the economic consequences, and what kinds of macroeconomic responses, financial regulations, and institutional reforms are necessary to prevent or mitigate future crises? The conference provides a forum where possible policy responses will be discussed on the basis of a solid analysis of the ongoing crisis and of the current legal systems. Discussions will also cover the impact of economic recessions on the labour market and social stratification. In addition, the conference will discuss the impact of the crisis on different forms of capitalism by looking at the case of East-Central Europe.


Conference Programme


Short Biographies of Speakers (in alphabetical order) 

Franklin Allen is the Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dorothee Bohle is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Central European University, Budapest. She is currently a visiting fellow at the European University Institute

Josep Borrell  is the president of the European University Institute. He is also the former President of the European Parliament

Elena Carletti  is joint chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and a Professor in the Economics Department of the European University Institute

Youssef Cassis is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Geneva and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Giancarlo Corsetti is Pierre Werner Chair, joint professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Economics, European University Institute

Herwig Immervoll is Senior Economist and Head of Employment-Oriented Social Policies at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)  

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs in the History Department and Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He is currently Marie Curie Professor in the History and Civilization Department of the European University Institute

Ramon Marimon  is the Director of the Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme and Professor in the Economics Department of the European University Institute

Jan Wouters is the Jean Monnet Chair EU and Global Governance at the Catholic University of Leuven and Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) 


Conference Organizers: Max Weber Fellows (in alphabetical order)

Valentina Calderai ,  LAW

Giunia Gatta , SPS

Sara Konoe , SPS

Yang Lu , ECO

Alessandro Mennuni , ECO

Antonio Miralles , ECO

Gonul Sengul , ECO

Nadia Steiber , SPS

Fang Xu , ECO

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