Festival of Economics
In our second Festival of Economics, economists and other experts from around the UK will be debating with each other - and their audiences - some of the key economic questions of our times. The sessions include the ageing of British society, the shift in global economic power from the West to Asia and China, reforming public services, inequality and why it matters, regulating the banks in the wake of the financial crisis, and the yawning regional divide in the UK economy. At a time of great change and uncertainty, economic expertise is essential, but the issues are too important to leave to the experts. The aim of the Festival of Economics is to enable a debate between citizens and researchers, one that will offer insights and fresh perspectives to everybody taking part.
The Problem of the Banks
Chair: Ed Conway, Economics Editor, Sky News
Angus Armstrong, Head of Macroeconomics and Finance Group, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics and Smith School, Oxford
Andrew Hilton, Director and joint founder of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation
Natacha Postel-Vinay, LSE, specialising in bank failures in the US in the Great Depression
Five years on from the Great Financial Crisis, the question of how to prevent another widespread banking meltdown has not been definitely answered. There are arguments about every aspect of regulation, from capital requirements and competition policy to bonus structures and bankers' ethics. Have governments and regulators done enough to safeguard us from another crisis? If not, what more needs to be done?
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