The 2008 Global Financial Crisis as History – Webinar Series (Continued)

We are excited to move on with our webinar series on „The 2008 Global Financial Crisis as History”.

The past weeks have seen an intense discussion among economists about the causes, consequences and mishandlings of the crisis. The heated debate between Robert Johnson/George Soros and Larry Summers about potential policy errors on part of the Obama administration has received widespread attention.

These are certainly no easy issues to resolve. Yet they require particular attention if we want to draw the right lessons from 2008. Fortunately, YSI has the privilege to discuss the politics of the bailout period with INET’s very own Thomas Ferguson.

Together with Robert Johnson he published one of the most in depth analysis of the bail out period. Their two part series of papers ‘Too Big to Bail: The “Paulson Put,” Presidential Politics, and the Global Financial Meltdown’ is required reading for scholars interested in the interplay between politics and economics during the 2008 financial crisis.

Join us for a lively discussion Tuesday October, 2 at 9 a.m. EDT/2 p.m. GMT+1 / 3 p.m. CET on ysd:

We are also excited to present to you the full program of our webinar series:


If you would like to participate actively, we are still looking for someone to present (chapters 19 – 20) in our reading group sessions. Email us at [email protected]