Ben Bernanke with Martin Wolf on the Global Financial Crisis (Members Only) (Ended)
Presented By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ben Bernanke, Former Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times
Program Description: Ben Bernanke led the Federal Reserve during the single worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Working with two US presidents and two Treasury secretaries, Bernanke took decisive action-from slashing interest rates to launching an unprecedented bond-buying stimulus-that was praised by the American public as often as it was criticized. What are the key lessons drawn from the financial crisis that are most relevant for today's global economy? Join Ben Bernanke in conversation with the Financial Times' Martin Wolf as he pulls back the curtain on the Federal Reserve, the financial crisis, and its aftermath. Signed copies of Ben Bernanke's forthcoming book The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath will be available for purchase from the Book Cellar after the program.
Former Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Ben Bernanke is a distinguished fellow in residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. From February 2006 through January 2014, he was chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Bernanke also served as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee. Before his appointment as chairman, Bernanke was chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, from June 2005 to January 2006. He previously was a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton.
Chief Economics Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times
Martin Wolf is the chief economics commentator and associate editor at the Financial Times. Wolf joined the FT in 1987. Prior to that he was senior economist at the World Bank and then director of studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London. He was also a member of the United Kingdom's Independent Commission on Banking. He is the author of Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century. He was one of Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Attire: Business Attire
Registration: Limited, Online Only
5:00 pm - Registration and cash bar reception
6:00 pm - Presentation and discussion
7:15 pm - Adjournment and book sale
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