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Financial Crises: Past, Theory, Future

Barcelona
8 - 9 June 2007

Financial Crises: Past, Theory, Future June 8-9, 2007 -- Barcelona The conference will be jointly organized by the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) and the Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR, London). The Programme Committee is composed of Michael Bordo (Rutgers/Cambridge and NBER) and Joachim Voth (CREI, UPF and CEPR). Financial crises are a recurrent feature in modern economies, and count amongst the most cataclysmic events in modern market economies. There is strong reason to believe that they were as common in the 19th century as they are today. Yet why do they occur much more often in developing countries? Why has the frequency of crises apparently increased? And how did some countries manage to leave the problem behind? This small, two-day conference, to be held at on June 8-9, 2007, at the Economics Department, UPF, Barcelona, aims to bring together theorists, applied economists, finance specialists, and economic historians that have worked on causes of financial crises, their key features, and the main policy options that practitioners need to consider. Please submit proposals or drafts by February 25th , 2007, to Joachim Voth (joachim.voth@upf.edu).


Last updated 16 January 2007