Distinguished Lecture in Political Economy with Barry Eichengreen
One of the world’s leading economic historians, Professor Eichengreen has chosen “The Economics of Populism” as the title of his lecture. Five days before the US elections, he will use his rare insight and knowledge of similar episodes in history to illuminate and explain the recent rise in populist economics.
Lecture will start 6pm with a drinks reception to follow at 7:30 - 8:30pm.
Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England), and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund.
His most recent books are Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses--and Misuses--of History (January 2015), From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy with Dwight H. Perkins and Kwanho Shin (2012) and Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (2011) (shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011).